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—Recently, indoor positioning systems (IPSs) have been designed to provide location information of persons and devices. The position information enables location-based protocols for user applications. Personal networks (PNs) are designed to meet the users' needs and interconnect users' devices equipped with different communications technologies in various(More)
—The rapid development in Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication make it necessary to design communication systems operating in different wireless spectrum as an alternative to highly congested wireless access systems. In addition, the deployment of wireless smart meter devices is ramping up and it is expected that such devices(More)
IEEE 802.15.4 Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) share the 2.4 GHz Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) license-free band with many other wireless technologies such as IEEE 802.11b/g Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs). Because of the low-power, however, IEEE 802.15.4 WSNs are potentially vulnerable to the interference introduced(More)
—Fairness is an important and interdisciplinary topic employed in many fields. This article discusses fairness issues in wireless networks. First, we address various issues in the study on fairness. In general, we formulate the issues in fairness research through the three core questions. Finding answers them leads us to various nuances of fairness studies.(More)
In order to satisfy the increasing demand of wireless broadband multimedia services, much attention has been paid to the 60 GHz band where as much as 5 GHz of spectrum has been reserved. However, in the indoor environment, the propagation of signals at this millimeter wave band is strongly hindered by walls, people and their movement, furniture, etc. As a(More)
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) is a third-generation mobile communications system that supports wireless wideband multimedia applications. This paper investigates the video quality attained in streaming MPEG-4 video over UMTS networks using an integrated tool environment, which comprises an MPEG-4 encoder/decoder, a network simulator and(More)
often collocated, coexistence issues arise as these networks share the same 2.4 GHz Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) band. Consequently, their performance may degrade. We have proposed a coexistence model of IEEE 802.15.4 and IEEE 802.11b/g networks , which addresses their coexistence behavior and explains their coexistence performance. As an(More)
— Voice enabled applications over the Internet are rapidly gaining popularity. Reducing the total bandwidth requirement can make a non-trivial difference for the subscribers having low speed connectivity. Voice Activity Detection algorithms for VoIP applications can save bandwidth by filtering the frames that do not contain speech. In this paper we(More)