- Title: Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition
- By: Theodore S. Rappaport, University of Texas, Austin
- ISBN: 0130422320, 9780130422323
- Format: eBook, 736 pp
- Edition Number: Second
- Publisher: Prentice Hall
For cellular radio engineers and technicians.
The leading book on wireless communications offers a wealth of practical information on the implementation realities of wireless communications. This book also contains up-to-date information on the major wireless communications standards from around the world. Covers every fundamental aspect of wireless communications, from cellular system design to networking, plus world-wide standards, including ETACS, GSM, and PDC. Theodore Rappaport is Series Editor for the Prentice Hall Communication, Engineering, and Emerging Technologies Series.
- Complete information on all of the world’s most important standards—For cellular, cordless telephone, and personal communications systems, including AMPS, ETACS, U.S. Digital Cellular, GSM, CDMA, DECT, WACS, CT-2, PDC, and CDPD.
- Learn the latest in wireless communications standards that are a part of the future of communication, including the new 3G interface standards. Ex.___
- All new end of chapter solved example problems—On topics ranging from cellular system design to networking.
- Added re-inforcement through practical problem sets. Ex.___
- Hundreds of figures, tables, and diagrams—With clear explanations of all major concepts.
- Students learn through clear, illustrated representation of wireless concepts. Ex.___
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Wireless Communication Systems.
2. Modern Wireless Communication Systems.
3. The Cellular ConceptÑSystem Design Fundamentals.
4. Mobile Radio Propagation: Large-Scale Path Loss.
5. Mobile Radio Propagation: Small-Scale Fading and Multipath.
6. Modulation Techniques for Mobile Radio.
7. Equalization, Diversity, and Channel Coding.
8. Speech Coding.
9. Multiple Access Techniques for Wireless Communications.
10. Wireless Networking.
11. Wireless Systems and Standards.
Appendix A. Trunking Theory.
Appendix B. Noise Figure Calculations for Link Budgets.
Appendix C. Rate Variance Relationships for Shape Factor Theory.
Appendix D. Approximate Spatial Autocovariance Function for Shape Factor Theory.
Appendix E. Gaussian Approximations for Spread Spectrum CDMA.
Appendix F. Q, erf & erfc Functions.
Appendix G. Mathematical Tables, Functions, and Transforms.
Appendix H. Abbreviations and Acronyms.
Appendix I. References.
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.
The indispensable guide to wireless communications—now fully revised and updated!
Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice, Second Edition is the definitive modern text for wireless communications technology and system design. Building on his classic first edition, Theodore S. Rappaport covers the fundamental issues impacting all wireless networks and reviews virtually every important new wireless standard and technological development, offering especially comprehensive coverage of the 3G systems and wireless local area networks (WLANs) that will transform communications in the coming years. Rappaport illustrates each key concept with practical examples, thoroughly explained and solved step by step. Coverage includes:
- An overview of key wireless technologies: voice, data, cordless, paging, fixed and mobile broadband wireless systems, and beyond
- Wireless system design fundamentals: channel assignment, handoffs, trunking efficiency, interference, frequency reuse, capacity planning, large-scale fading, and more
- Path loss, small-scale fading, multipath, reflection, diffraction, scattering, shadowing, spatial-temporal channel modeling, and microcell/indoor propagation
- Modulation, equalization, diversity, channel coding, and speech coding
- New wireless LAN technologies: IEEE 802.11a/b, HIPERLAN, BRAN, and other alternatives
- New 3G air interface standards, including W-CDMA, cdma2000, GPRS, UMTS, and EDGE
- Bluetooth wearable computers, fixed wireless and Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS), and other advanced technologies
- Updated glossary of abbreviations and acronyms, and a thorough list of references
- Dozens of new examples and end-of-chapter problems
Whether you’re a communications/network professional, manager, researcher, or student, Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice, Second Edition gives you an in-depth understanding of the state of the art in wireless technology—today’s and tomorrow’s.
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