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Antennas and Propagation for Wireless Communication Systems

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ISBN-10: 0470848790

ISBN-13: 9780470848791

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Simon R. Saunders, Alejandro Arag�n-Zavala, Simon Saunders

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This complete reference tool covers the basic concepts and design of wireless systems. Worked examples with illustrations are featured and each chapter finishes with a set of questions to reinforce the reader's understanding.
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Book details

List price: $93.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/7/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 546
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction: The Wireless Communication Channel
Introduction
Concept Of A Wireless Channel
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
History
System Types
Aims Of Cellular Systems
Cellular Networks
The Cellular Concept
Traffic
Multiple Access Schemes And Duplexing
Available Data Rates
Structure Of This Book
Conclusion
References
Problems 23
Properties of Electromagnetic Waves
Introduction
Maxwell's Equations
Plane Wave Properties
Polarisation
Conclusion
References
Problems
Propagation Mechanisms
Introduction
Reflection, Refraction And Transmission
Rough Surface Scattering
Geometrical Optics
Diffraction
Conclusion
References
Problems
Antenna Fundamentals
Introduction
Principles
Antenna Parameters
Practical Dipoles
Antenna Arrays
Horn Antennas
Loop Antennas
Helical Antennas
Patch Antennas
Conclusion
References
Problems
Basic Propagation Models
Introduction
Definition Of Path Loss
A Brief Note On Decibels
Noise Modelling
Free Space Loss
Plane Earth Loss
Link Budgets
Conclusion
Reference
Problems
Terrestrial Fixed Links
Introduction
Path Profiles
Tropospheric Refraction
Obstruction Loss
Approximate Multiple Knife-Edge Diffraction
The Multiple-Edge Diffraction Integral
Diffraction Over Objects Of Finite Size
Other Methods For Predicting Terrain Diffraction
Influence Of Clutter
Conclusion
References
Problems
Satellite Fixed Links
Introduction
Tropospheric Effects
Ionospheric Effects
Satellite Earth Station Antennas
Conclusion
References
Problems
Macrocells
Introduction
Definition Of Parameters
Empirical Path Loss Models
Physical Models
Itu-R Models
Comparison Of Models
Computerised Planning Tools
Conclusion
References
Problems
Shadowing
Introduction
Statistical Characterisation
Physical Basis For Shadowing
Impact On Coverage
Location Variability
Correlated Shadowing
Conclusion
References
Problems
Narrowband Fast Fading
Introduction
Baseband Channel Representation
The Awgn Channel
The Narrowband Fading Channel
When Does Fading Occur In Practice?
The Rayleigh Distribution
Distribution Of The Snr For A Rayleigh Channel
The Rice Distribution
The Nakagami- m Distribution
Other Fading Distributions
Second-Order Fast-Fading Statistics
Autocorrelation Function
Narrowband Mobile Radio Channel Simulations
Conclusion
References
Problems
Wideband Fast Fading
Introduction
Effect Of Wideband Fading
Wideband Channel Model
Wideband Channel Parameters
Frequency Domain Effects
The Bello Functions
Wideband Fading In Fixed Links
Overcoming Wideband Channel Impairments
Conclusion
References
Problems
Microcells
Introduction
Empirical Models
Physical Models
Line-Of-Sight Models
Non-Line-Of-Sight Models
Discussion
Microcell Shadowing
Narrowband Fading
Wid