IEEE published the 802.11ac standard in 2013. This book summarizes and explains the specification of this new Wi-Fi standard by IEEE. This specification is extremely complex to understand and the learning curve is steep. This book tries to alleviate difficulties and be useful for people who will study or may even develop software for 802.11ac devices. It is t about a specific chipset or device. The content discusses in details the MAC and PHY layers. There is a special attention to channel aggregation, MIMO, MU-MIMO, beam-forming as well as how Linux integrates 802.11ac drivers in the kernel. Nevertheless it tries to be easy to read when possible and it gives much contextual information. Jean-Pierre had first hand access to 802.11ac information as one of Orange's delegates to IEEE.
Jean-Pierre Rouzic is interested in space, philosophy of science, languages and technologies. He is member of the IEEE and received the 2012 gold award for leading the Celtic SERVERY collaborative project. He had been EFQM certified (European Foundation for Quality Management) and was one of the early evangelists of the Java computer language within France Telecom. He owns a Master in business management from Rennes university as well as several postgraduate certificates in distributed networks from Open University. He hold several positions inside France Telecom, and after being project manager for several years he is now delegate to IEEE 802.11