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RF Engineering for Wireless Networks Hardware, Antennas, and Propagation

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ISBN-10: 0750678739

ISBN-13: 9780750678735

Edition: 2005

Authors: Daniel M. Dobkin

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Finally, here is a single volume containing all of the engineering information needed to successfully design and implement any type of wireless network! Author Dan Dobkin covers every aspect of RF engineering necessary for wireless networks. He begins with a review of essential math and electromagnetic theory followed by thorough discussions of multiplexing, modulation types, bandwidth, link budgets, network concepts, radio system architectures, RF amplifiers, mixers and frequency conversion, filters, single-chip radio systems, antenna theory and designs, signal propagation, as well as planning and implementing wireless networks for both indoor and outdoor environments. The appendices…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 12/8/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

The Beauty of Wires, the Inevitability of Wireless
What You Need to Proceed
An Overview of What Is to Come
Further Reading
Basics of Wireless Communications
Harmonic Signals and Exponentials
Electromagnetic Waves and Multiplexing
Modulation and Bandwidth
Wireless Link Overview: Systems, Power, Noise, and Link Budgets
Capsule Summary: Chapter 2
Further Reading
Basics of Wireless Local Area Networks
Networks Large and Small
WLANs from LANs
802.11 WLANs
HiperLAN and HiperLAN 2
From LANs to PANs
Capsule Summary: Chapter 3
Further Reading
Radio Transmitters and Receivers
Overview of Radios
Radio Components
Radio System Design
Examples of Radio Chips and Chipsets
Capsule Summary: Chapter 4
Further Reading
Not Your Father's E & M
Radiation: The Wireless Wire
The Ideal Dipole
Antenna Radiation Patterns
Antennas as Receivers
Survey of Common Antennas
Cables and Connectors
Capsule Summary: Chapter 5
Further Reading
Propagation in Free Space
Propagation in Earthbound Environments
Multipath Propagation: Fading and Delay
Statistical Modeling of Propagation
Capsule Summary: Chapter 6
Further Reading
Indoor Networks
Behind Closed Doors
How Buildings Are Built (with W. Charles Perry, P.E.)
Microwave Properties of Building Materials
Realistic Metal Obstacles
Real Indoor Propagation
How Much Is Enough?
Indoor Interferers
Tools for Indoor Networks
Capsule Summary: Chapter 7
Further Reading
Outdoor Networks
Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Heat Nor Gloom of Night
Line-of-Sight Sites
Outdoor Coverage Networks
Point-to-Multipoint Networks
Point-to-Point Bridges
Long Unlicensed Links
Safety Tips
Capsule Summary: Chapter 8
Further Reading
Regulatory Issues
A Piece of History
FCC Part 15
European Standards
Concluding Remarks
Further Reading
Measurement Tools
The RF Toolbox
Reflection and Matching
Reflection Coefficients
A Simple Matching Example
Further Reading?
The Lorentz Gauge
No Royal Road
Lorentz Gauge Derivation
Coupling of the Potentials
Power Density
Rederiving P
Conventional E & M
Speaking Their Language
Table of Symbols Used in the Text