Radio Propagation for Modern Wireless Systems

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Prentice Hall PTR, 2000 - Technology & Engineering - 258 pages
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To build wireless systems that deliver maximum performance and reliability, engineers need a detailed understanding of radio propagation. Drawing on over 15 years of experience, leading wireless communications researcher Henry Bertoni presents the most complete discussion of techniques for predicting radio propagation ever published. From its insightful introduction on spectrum reuse to its state-of-the-art real-world models for buildings, terrain, and foliage, Radio Propagation for Modern Wireless Systems delivers invaluable information for every wireless system designer. Coverage provides:

  • A door to the understanding of radio wave propagation for the wireless channel.
  • In-depth study of the effects on path loss of buildings, terrain, and foliage.
  • A unified view of key propagation effects in narrowband and wideband systems, including spatial variation, angle of arrival, and delay spread.
  • Readable account of diffraction at building corners, with worked out examples.
  • Never-before-published coverage of mobile-to-mobile path loss in cities.
  • Effective new ray-based models for site-specific predictions and simulation of channel statistics.
  • Simulations of fast fading and shadow loss.

From start to finish, Radio Propagation for Modern Wireless Systems presents sophisticated models-and compares their results with actual field measurements. With thorough coverage and extensive examples from both narrowband and wideband systems, it can help any wireless designer deliver more powerful, cost-effective services.

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HENRY L. BERTONI is Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York, he teaches one of the world's leading courses in wireless propagation, as part of the University's program in Wireless Networks.

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