Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice

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The purpose of this book is to acquaint the student to wireless personal communications, one of the fastest growing fields in the engineering world. Technical concepts, which are at the core of design, implementation, research and inventing wireless communications systems are presented.

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As cellular telephones become commonplace business tools, interest in wireless technology is booming. This book responds to that demand with a comprehensive survey of the field, suitable for educational or technical use. Materials are drawn from academic and business sources, numerous journals, and an IEEE professional reader. Extensively illustrated, Wireless Communications is filled with examples and problems, solved step by step and clearly explained.

Wireless Communications covers the design fundamentals of cellular systems, including issues of frequency reuse, channel assignments, radio propagation, and both analog and digital modulation techniques. Speech coding, channel coding, diversity, spread spectrum, and multiple access are also discussed. A separate chapter is devoted to wireless networking, including SS7 and ISDN.

Beyond theory,Wireless Communications offers practical reference sections, including:

  • Complete technical standards for cellular, cordless telephone, and personal communications systems
  • International standards for Europe, the Americas, and the Asia-Pacific region
  • Noise figure calculations and Gaussian approximations of spread spectrum CDMA interference
  • Mathematical tables, identities, and the Q, erf, and erf functions
  • Glossary of abbreviations and acronyms
  • Full list of references

This book is designed for use in graduate and undergraduate classrooms, but is also suitable for use by professional engineers and technicians. It can be used for both teaching and reference, and is also appropriate for the interested cellular phone consumer who wants to understand the technology.

About the Author:

THEODORE S. RAPPAPORT is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas, and director of the Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG.org). In 1990, he founded the Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group (MPRG) at Virginia Tech, one of the first university research and educational programs for the wireless communications field. He is the editor or co-editor of four other books on the topic of wireless communications, based on his teaching and research activities at MPRG.

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