Wireless Technology Essay

16372 Words Mar 10th, 2013 66 Pages
Wireless Technology Paper
Stephen Wenclewicz,
Ronda Wilson, Matthew Tiemens,
Sheleada Wells, Annabelle Franklin
DeVry University
Tech, Society and Culture
Professor Laurence Hornibrook

Table of Contents Introduction to Wireless Technology 4 Overview of Wireless Technology 5 Science that Drove Wireless Development 6 Signal Types 10 Wireless Network Infrastructure 12 History of Wireless Technology 15 Social Factors that Drove Wireless Technology 19 Wireless Technology Timeline 24 Political Effects on Development 28 Legal Issues Related to Wireless Technology 30 Legal Concerns Related to the Development of Wireless Technology 31 Economics in Relation to Wireless Technology 33 Psychological
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Security was always suspicious, so a form of alphabetic encryption was introduced as a safeguard. This required an ever-changing code set, along with special handling and extra time to manually decipher the transmitted message. Furthermore, the cipher code had to be kept current at all locations to achieve correctness.” (Denham, 2009)
Wireless technology has been traced back as early as the 1800’s. Wireless technology came about because of many individuals who all had one common ability and that was the ability to think outside the box. A man by the name of James Clerk Maxwell helped discover the science of electromagnetism. Electromagnetism is the interaction of positive and negative charges that have come together and regulated by one force. “There are four main effects resulting from these interactions, all of which have been clearly demonstrated by experiments: 1. Electric charges attract or repel one another with a force inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them: unlike charges attract, like ones repel. 2. Magnetic poles (or states of polarization at individual points) attract or repel one another in a similar way and always come in pairs: every North Pole is yoked to a South Pole. 3. An electric current in a wire creates a circular magnetic field around the wire, its direction (clockwise or counter-clockwise) depending on that of the current. 4. A current is induced in a loop of wire when it is moved towards or

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