Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice

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Prentice Hall PTR, 2002 - Computers - 707 pages
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A study of the principles and practice of wireless communication. This second edition is updated and contains new examples and end-of-chapter problems. The revision explains the 3G (air interface standards that are based on either CDMA or TDMA) through a new chapter on modern wireless systems. There is also tutorial material for basic understanding of wireless local area networks (including IEEE 802.11 and HyperLAN) and Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS). Technological advancements such as W-CDMA, Edge, cdma2000 and Bluetooth are also addressed.

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During my university studies on mobile communications, I have used this book. Concepts are very clearly laid out and supplemented with examples, however the author could have dug a lot deeper when it came to explaining where the formulas come from. For someone who wants just to pass a course on wireless communications, this book is suitable. However for those like me who want a greater intellectual grounding, I'd recommend looking elsewhere.  

Contents

Introduction to Wireless Communication Systems
1
Modern Wireless Communication Systems
25
The Cellular ConceptSystem Design Fundamentals
57
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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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