Wireless Communications

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Wiley, Oct 26, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 888 pages
"Professor Andreas F. Molisch, renowned researcher and educator, has put together the comprehensive book, Wireless Communications. The second edition, which includes a wealth of new material on important topics, ensures the role of the text as the key resource for every student, researcher, and practitioner in the field."
Professor Moe Win, MIT, USA

Wireless communications has grown rapidly over the past decade from a niche market into one of the most important, fast moving industries. Fully updated to incorporate the latest research and developments, Wireless Communications, Second Edition provides an authoritative overview of the principles and applications of mobile communication technology.

The author provides an in-depth analysis of current treatment of the area, addressing both the traditional elements, such as Rayleigh fading, BER in flat fading channels, and equalisation, and more recently emerging topics such as multi-user detection in CDMA systems, MIMO systems, and cognitive radio. The dominant wireless standards; including cellular, cordless and wireless LANs; are discussed.

  • Topics featured include: wireless propagation channels, transceivers and signal processing, multiple access and advanced transceiver schemes, and standardised wireless systems.
  • Combines mathematical descriptions with intuitive explanations of the physical facts, enabling readers to acquire a deep understanding of the subject.
  • Includes new chapters on cognitive radio, cooperative communications and relaying, video coding, 3GPP Long Term Evolution, and WiMax; plus significant new sections on multi-user MIMO, 802.11n, and information theory.
  • Companion website featuring: supplementary material on 'DECT', solutions manual and presentation slides for instructors, appendices, list of abbreviations and other useful resources.

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About the author (2010)

Andreas F. Molisch is based at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, Cambridge, MA and also Lund University, Lund, Sweden. He received his M.Sc., Ph.D. and habilitation degrees from the Technical University Vienna, Austria in 1990, 1994 and 1999 respectively. His current research interests are muliple-antenna systems, wireless channel measurement and modeling, ultra wideband systems, and OFDM. He has authored or co-authored two books, seven book chapters, some 70 journal papers, and numerous conference papers. He is active in standardization: IEEE 802.15.3a, IEEE 802.15.4a (chairman of the channel modeling group), IEEE 802.11n, Multiband-OFDM alliance (chairman of scalability group), COST273 (chairman of the channel modeling group), and is vice-chairman of Commission C of URSI (International Union of Radio Scientists). He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and a recipient of several awards.

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