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.
- 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.