Radio Propagation and Adaptive Antennas for Wireless Communication Links: Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Ionospheric

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 26, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 672 pages
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Antennas and Propogation for Wireless Communication covers the basics of wireless communication system design with emphasis on antennas and propagation. It contains information on antenna fundamentals and the latest developments in smart antennas, as well as the radiation effects of hand-held devices. Antennas and Propogation for Wireless Communication provides a complete discussion of all the topics important to the design of wireless communication systems. Written by acknowledged authorities in their respective fields, the book deals with practical applications and presents real world examples. A solutions manual for college adopters accompanies the text. Ideal for engineers working in communication, antennas, and propagation for telecomm, military, and aerospace applications, as well as students of electrical engineering, this book covers all topics needed for a complete system design.
 

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Contents

Chapter One Fundamentals of Radio Communications
1
Chapter Two Antenna Fundamentals
22
Chapter Three Fundamentals of Wave Propagation in Random Media
36
Chapter Four Electromagnetic Aspects of Wave Propagation over Terrain
87
Chapter Five Terrestrial Radio Communications
125
Chapter Six Effects of the Troposphere on Radio Propagation
175
Chapter Seven Ionospheric Radio Propagation
237
Chapter Eight Indoor Radio Propagation
302
Chapter Nine Adaptive Antennas for Wireless Networks
335
Chapter Ten Prediction of Signal Distribution in Space Time and Frequency Domains in Radio Channels for Adaptive Antenna Applications
393
Chapter Eleven Multipath Fading Phenomena in Land Wireless Links
441
Chapter Twelve Cellular Communication Networks Design Based on Radio Propagation Phenomena
497
Chapter Thirteen Prediction of Operational Characteristics of Adaptive Antennas
530
Chapter Fourteen LandSatellite Communication Links
548
Index
607
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Nathan Blaunstein, PhD, DSc, is Professor of the Department of Communication Systems Engineering at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel. He has published more than 150 articles, six manuals, and six books, and holds five patents in wireless communications, optical and radio, and radars with applications in geophysics and medicine.

Christos G. Christodoulou, PhD, is Professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. He has published over 250 articles in journals, conferences, and book chapters; has coauthored three books; and holds three patents. His research interests are in the areas of modeling of electromagnetic systems, reconfigurable systems, machine learning applications in electromagnetics, and smart antennas.

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