The Definitive Guide to WiMAX Technology, Features, and StandardsWiMAX is today's most promising new technology for broadband wireless access to IP services. It can serve an extraordinary range of applications and environments: data, voice, and multimedia; fixed and mobile; licensed and unlicensed. However, until now, wireless professionals have found little reliable information to guide them. "Fundamentals of WiMAX" is the first comprehensive guide to WiMAX--its technical foundations, features, and standards. The authors systematically cut through the hype surrounding WiMAX and illuminate the realities. They combine deep, complete information for wireless professionals and basic, accessible knowledge for non-experts. Professionals will especially appreciate their detailed discussion of performance in WiMAX and competitive networks, based on comprehensive link and system level simulations. Topics includeApplications, history, evolution, technical and business challenges, and spectrum options802.16 standards: physical and MAC layers, channel access, QoS, security, multicast, power, mobility, and morePerformance enhancement: advanced antennas, multiple antennas, Hybrid-ARQ, and frequency reuseBroadband wireless channels: path loss, shadowing, cellular systems, sectoring, and fading--including modeling and mitigation OFDM: from basic multicarrier concepts to synchronization, PAR reduction, and clippingOFDMA: multiple access, multiuser diversity, adaptive modulation, and resource allocationEnd-to-end service: QoS, session management, security, and mobilityPredicting performance at the physical layer, MAC layer, link level, and system levelArchitecting WiMAX networks: designprinciples, reference models, authentication, QoS, and mobility managementWhether you're a wireless engineer, network architect, manager, or software developer, this book delivers essential information for succeeding with WiMAX--from planning through deployment.Jeffrey G. Andrews is the author of 'Fundamentals of WiMAX: Understanding Broadband Wireless Networking', published 2007 under ISBN 9780132225526 and ISBN 0132225522.