Wireless personal communications: improving capacity, services, and reliability

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Kluwer Academic Publishers, Oct 31, 1997 - Technology & Engineering - 225 pages
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Wireless Personal Communications: Improving Capacity, Services and Reliability presents a broad range of topics in wireless communications, including perspectives from both industry and academia. The book serves as a reflection of current research thrusts in wireless communications, an area which continues to grow at a rapid rate as the industry strives to provide a wider range of services with greater reliability and at lower cost.
Wireless Personal Communications: Improving Capacity, Services and Reliability is organized into four sections. Section I focuses on propagation and smart antennas with emphasis on measurements, modeling and simulation. Section 2 is devoted to the important subject of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) systems with coverage of bit error rate calculations, interference cancellation, frequency estimators and acquisition schemes. Section 3 covers networking and multiple-access issues such as mobility tracking, Markov analysis of random access protocols, and the design and development of a prototype system to access Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) satellites. Section 4 presents software radio technologies, including wideband software-definable base station technology, space-borne processing technology for mobile communications systems, filter design, universal cordless telephone transceivers using DSP, a method for predicting nonlinearities for an RF power amplifier, MAP symbol detection of CPM bursts, and unification of MLSE receivers.
Wireless Personal Communications: Improving Capacity, Services and Reliability serves as an excellent reference source and may be used as a text for advanced courses on the subject.

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Identification of the Validity Domains of Below RoofTop
Influence of Correlated Shadowing on the System Capacity
An ARMA Multipath Fading Simulator

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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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