A systematic explanation of the principles of radio systems, Digital Radio System Design offers a balanced treatment of both digital transceiver modems and RF front-end subsystems and circuits. It provides an in-depth examination of the complete transceiver chain which helps to connect the two topics more » in a unified system concept. Although the book tackles such diverse fields it treats them in sufficient depth to give the designer a solid foundation and an implementation perspective. Covering the key concepts and factors that characterise and impact radio transmission and reception, the book presents topics such as receiver design, noise and distortion. Information is provided about more advanced aspects of system design such as implementation losses due to non-idealities. Providing vivid examples, illustrations and detailed case-studies, this book is an ideal introduction to digital radio systems design. Offers a balanced treatment of digital modem and RF front-end design concepts for complete transceivers Presents a diverse range of topics related to digital radio design including advanced transmission and synchronization techniques with emphasis on implementation Provides guidance on imperfections and non-idealities in radio system design Includes detailed design case-studies incorporating measurement and simulation results to illustrate the theory in practice « less
Broadcast Cellular & Mobile Radio, Wireless Internet - Laws, Permits & Leases
If you are building, adding to, modifying, or even upgrading a commercial antenna system, and most especially if you hope to erect a new tower, then zoning laws apply to you. Antenna Zoning enables you to successfully navigate structure regulations, permitting, and even lease negotiations. Whether you more » are involved with broadcast radio or television, cellular telephone, paging, wireless internet service, or other telecommunications, this book is a must-have before you begin work on the project.
Author Fred Hopengarten is a specialized communications lawyer with extensive experience in antenna and tower regulation, and has been involved in many high-profile zoning cases. His first-hand experience comes to you in this book with lessons learned, case studies, examples, and material you can use presented in an easy-to-understand manner. « less
Giving a basic overview of the technologies supporting cognitive radio this introductory-level text follows a logical approach, starting with the physical layer and concluding with applications and general issues. It provides a background to advances in the field of cognitive radios and a new exploration more » of how these radios can work together as a network. Cognitive Radio Networks starts with an introduction to the fundamentals of wireless communications, introducing technologies such as OFDM & MIMO. It moves onto cover software defined radio and explores and contrasts wireless, cooperative and cognitive networks and communications. Spectrum sensing, medium access control and network layer design are examined before the book concludes by covering the topics of trusted cognitive radio networks and spectrum management. Unique in providing a brief but clear tutorial and reference to cognitive radio networks this book is a single reference, written at the appropriate level for newcomers as well as providing an encompassing text for those with more knowledge of the subject. One of the first books to provide a systematic description of cognitive radio networks Provides pervasive background knowledge including both wireless communications and wireless networks Written by leading experts in the field Full network stack investigation « less
This book provides a thorough examination and analysis of cutting-edge research and security solutions in wireless and mobile networks. It begins with coverage of the basic security concepts and fundamentals which underpin and provide the knowledge necessary for understanding and evaluating security more » issues, challenges, and solutions. This material will be of invaluable use to all those working in the network security field, and especially to the many people entering the field. The next area of focus is on the security issues and available solutions associated with off-the-shelf wireless and mobile technologies such as Bluetooth, WiFi, WiMax, 2G, and 3G. « less
Practical, concise and complete reference for the basics of modern antenna design Antennas: from Theory to Practice discusses the basics of modern antenna design and theory. Developed specifically for engineers and designers who work with radio communications, radar and RF engineering, this book offers more » practical and hands-on treatment of antenna theory and techniques, and provides its readers the skills to analyse, design and measure various antennas. « less
Advanced Studies Mobile Research Center Bremen
Elaborate planning is of paramount importance for the cost-efficient implementation and operation of modern moblie radio networks. Fast and precise methods for the performace evaluation are key ingredients of the planning process. Current planning methods however, often lack accuracy and computational more » efficiency. « less
The definitive assessment of how wireless communications will evolve over the next 20 years. Predicting the future is an essential element for almost everyone involved in the wireless industry. Manufacturers predict the future when they decide on product lines to develop or research to undertake, operators more » when they buy licences and deploy networks, and academics when they set PhD topics. Wireless Communications: The Future provides a solid, clear and well-argued basis on which to make these predictions. Starting with a description of the current situation and a look at how previous predictions made in 2000 have fared, the book then provides the contributions of six eminent experts from across the wireless industry. Based on their input and a critical analysis of the current situation, it derives detailed forecasts for 2011 through to 2026. This leads to implications across all of the different stakeholders in the wireless industry and views on key developments. « less
This work presents important new insights into how various components and systems evolved. Premised on the idea that one cannot know a science without knowing its history, "History of Wireless" offers a lively new treatment that introduces previously unacknowledged pioneers and developments, setting more » a new standard for understanding the evolution of this important technology.
Starting with the background - magnetism, electricity, light, and Maxwell's Electromagnetic Theory - this book offers new insights into the initial theory and experimental exploration of wireless. In addition to the well-known contributions of Maxwell, Hertz, and Marconi, it examines work done by Heaviside, Tesla, and passionate amateurs such as the Kentucky melon farmer Nathan Stubblefield and the unsung hero Antonio Meucci. Looking at the story from mathematical, physics, technical, and other perspectives, the clearly written text describes the development of wireless within a vivid scientific milieu.
"History of Wireless" also goes into other key areas, including: The work of J. C. Bose and J. A. Fleming; German, Japanese, and Soviet contributions to physics and applications of electromagnetic oscillations and waves; Wireless telegraphic and telephonic development and attempts to achieve transatlantic wireless communications; Wireless telegraphy in South Africa in the early twentieth century; Antenna development in Japan: past and present; Soviet quasi-optics at near-mm and sub-mm wavelengths; The evolution of electromagnetic waveguides; and, The history of phased array antennas. Augmenting the typical, Marconi-centered approach, "History of Wireless" fills in the conventionally accepted story with attention to more specific, less-known discoveries and individuals, and challenges traditional assumptions about the origins and growth of wireless. This allows for a more comprehensive understanding of how various components and systems evolved. Written in a clear tone with a broad scientific audience in mind, this exciting and thorough treatment is sure to become a classic in the field. « less
The provision of IP-based multimedia services is one of the most exiting and challenging aspects of next generation wireless networks. A significant evolution has been underway for enabling such multimedia services and for ultimately migrating the Internet to the wireless world. This book examines this more » evolution, looking at an array of the most up-to-date wireless multimedia technologies and services. The first part focuses on enabling technologies for wireless multimedia, while the second is dedicated to the new wireless multimedia services that are expected to play a key role in the future wireless environment. In addition, the related recent standardization, research and industry activities are addressed.
Covers a complete range of multimedia hot topics, ranging from audio/video coding techniques to multimedia protocols and applications
- Discusses QoS issues in WLANs, 3G and hybrid 3G/WLAN networks
- Provides in-depth discussion of the most modern multimedia services, such as Push-to-Talk, Instant Messaging, Presence, mobile payments, MMS, WAP, and location-based multimedia services
- Addresses the emerging Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS) and the key aspects of IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) in 3G networks
- Numerous on-line references will assist readers in their quest for the most up-to-date information
This comprehensive resource will have instant appeal to students in electrical and computer engineering or IT disciplines. It is also essential reading for engineering managers, engineers in wireless systems and multimedia, and wireless multimedia researchers. « less
Thinking of going wireless? It's not as scary as it sounds! This fast and fun guidebook helps you decide what you need, install it, and get the most from all its cool options. Your PCs can share printers while you groove to your favorite MP3s and the family shares quality video game time - all from more »anywhere! « less