Wireless Personal Area Networks Architecture and Protocols for Multimedia Applications
Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs) is an emerging technology for future short range indoor and outdoor multimedia and data centric applications. Two types of WPANs have been standardized by the IEEE 802.15 working group; namely: High data Rate WPANs (HR-WPANs) and Low data Rate WPANs (LR-WPANs). These standards define the network architecture, the physical layer and the medium access control sub-layer for these systems. A tremendous number of performance studies through mathematical analysis and simulation have been published. Also, many products have appeared in the market which indicates a clear sign of a quick acceptance to the published standards.