In today's modern society, the two major electronic systems that are patronized today are Broadband internet connections and mobile devices and technology. For the future of broadband connections, ATM or Asynchronous Transfer Mode is seen as the best method of transferring data for Broadband Integrated Services Digital Networks (B-ISDN) mainly due to tits ability to support many types of services other than voice and music data. For indoor data communications however, LANs or Local Area Networks are more preferred because of their almost seamless and faster data transfer speeds. It is in this sense that the combination of wireless and ATM technologies would greatly enhanced LAN environments. (Passas et al, n.d.).
There quite a number of studies that explore specific coding/retransmission techniques in wireless communication systems (Nakao et al, 1996; Lambrette et al, 1997). All of these featured protocol/control schemes are tested in so-called one-on-one scenarios and there had not been cases where the performance or behaviour of wireless ATM system would perform in a data/resource sharing environment or scenario that involves multiple units. These studies may have shown the capabilities of specific applications of wireless ATMs but it cannot be a basis for the use of wireless ATMs in a networked scenario. ...Show more