Wireless personal communications: trends and challenges

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Kluwer Academic, Mar 31, 1994 - Technology & Engineering - 266 pages
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Wireless Personal Communications: Trends and Challenges presents a wide range of current research activities in wireless communications, reflecting the rapid growth and maturity of the wireless industry. Although overcoming the propagation characteristics of the wireless channel will remain the unique problem confronted by wireless system designers, a plethora of innovative techniques for equalization and interference rejection have emerged. New applications of wireless systems have also been proposed and implemented, ranging from high data rate paging to video transmission. Research in code division multiple access (CDMA) has begun to move from performance evaluation to system design. Research also continues on a broad range of simulation, coding and multiple access techniques. As the wireless community has expanded, there has been a need to draw upon expertise in seemingly disjoint disciplines such as semiconductor design and fabrication, and human factors. In this book, the large number of chapters with multiple authors and from multiple institutions is indicative of the collaborative nature of wireless research, necessitated by the increasing complexity and breadth of wireless systems. Wireless Personal Communications: Trends and Challenges is organized into five sections, each focusing on a distinct set of issues in wireless communications. It is an excellent reference and may be used as a text for advanced courses on wireless communications.

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Reverse Channel Performance Improvements
A New Equalizer for Wideband OFDM Over
Recent Developments in Applying Neural Nets

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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.

Jeffrey H. Reed is Professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech and a core-faculty member of its Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group (MPRG), one of the world's leading university research groups on advanced wireless communications. Until recently he served as MPRG's director. His most recent book is "Software Radio: A Modern Approach to Radio Design" (Prentice-Hall, 2002, 0130811580). Professor Reed is a Fellow of the IEEE.

This book's additional contributors include government researchers and faculty and students at Virginia Tech's Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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