Wireless ATM

By Atif S. Wasi, Ohio State University


Wireless and ATM ( Asynchronous Transfer Mode) are in it's infancy. No standards have been defined by either the ATM Forum or ITU-T, yet. Research have been going on to develop a protocol that will run on wireless medium without much delay and errors. ATM-type wireless networks will play an important role in the broadband communications network of the future.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Wireless Technologies
2.1 Spread Spectrum (CDMA)
2.2 Time Division Multile Access (TDMA)
3. Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
3.1 Permanent Virtual Connections (PVC)
3.2 Switched Virtual Connections (SVC)
4. Why Wireless ATM ?
5. Wireless ATM
6. Key Issues
6.1 Architecture
6.2 Cell Size
6.3 Virtual Circuit Management and Packet Routing
6.4 Physical Layer
6.5 Media Access Control (MAC)
6.6 Data Link Layer
6.7 Network Location and Connection Establishment
7. Conclusion
8. Bilbliography and Refernces

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