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RF and Microwave Wireless Systems

ISBN: 978-0-471-46387-0
360 pages
April 2004
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A comprehensive introduction to the hardware, parameters, and architectures of RF/microwave wireless systems

As the basis for some of the hottest technologies of the new millennium, radio frequency (RF) and microwave wireless systems rapidly propel us toward a future in which the transmission of voice, video, and data communications will be possible anywhere in the world through the use of simple, handheld devices.

This book provides scientists and engineers with clear, thorough, up-to-date explanations of all aspects of RF and microwave wireless systems, including general hardware components, system parameters, and architectures. Renowned authority Kai Chang covers both communication and radar/sensor systems and extends the discussion to other intriguing topics, from global positioning systems (GPS) to smart highways and smart automobiles. With an emphasis on basic operating principles, Dr. Chang reviews waves and transmission lines, examines modulation and demodulation and multiple-access techniques, and helps bridge the gap between RF/microwave engineering and communication system design. Ample practical examples of components and system configurations and nearly 300 illustrations and photographs complete this timely and indispensable resource.

An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available from the Wiley editorial department

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Review of Waves and Transmission Lines.

Antenna Systems.

Various Components and Their System Parameters.

Receiver System Parameters.

Transmitter and Oscillator Systems.

Radar and Sensor Systems.

Wireless Communication Systems.

Modulation and Demodulation.

Multiple-Access Techniques.

Other Wireless Systems.

Index.
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KAI CHANG, PhD, is the E-Systems Endowed Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University. He has published over 350 papers and eight books and is the Editor of the Wiley Series in Microwave and Optical Engineering and the Editor of the journal Microwave and Optical Technology Letters. Dr. Chang is also a fellow of IEEE.
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"Chang provides a comprehensive introduction to the engineering design and analysis of the hardware components used in such wireless systems.... Recommended for libraries associated with electrical engineering programs. Upper-division undergraduates; professionals." (Choice, Vol. 38, No. 8, April 2001)

"This is one book that I was immediately impressed with...and I have loaned it to numerous colleagues and new RF engineers...very well written in a concise...manner...the illustrations and explanations are the best I've ever seen....I highly recommend this book. It will serve the RF engineer for many years to come." (MTT Microwaves Magazine, September 2001)
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