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Digital Mobile Communications and the TETRA System

Digital Mobile Communications and the TETRA System

John Dunlop, Demessie Girma, James Irvine

ISBN: 978-1-118-83259-2

Aug 2013

400 pages



TETRA is a system for mobile wireless communications and this is a highly topical and comprehensive introduction to the design and applications of TETRA systems including practical examples. TETRA is comparable in structure to the world-wide successful GSM system, however, individual features of TETRA are different, often more efficient and better designed than in GSM. TETRA is therefore providing an important source for the further development of standards for mobile telecommunications.

This volume is timely and one of the first to cover TETRA and related subject areas.

Features include:

* Detailed discussion of public and private mobile communications domain

* Architecture, components and services of TETRA and

* Design and operational aspects of the system

Based on courses for industry, presented by the authors, Digital Mobile Communications and the TETRA System will prove indispensable reading for service providers, design engineers and systems managers in the private mobile communications market. It also provides a thorough grounding in general digital mobile communications for communications engineers and undergraduate and postgraduate students in telecommunications.
Principles of Digital Mobile Radio.

Public Digital Mobile Radio Systems and Environment.

The Private Mobile Radio Environment.

An Overview of the TETRA System.

TETRA System Architecture, Components and Services.

The Physical Layer.

The Data Link Layer.

TETRA Network Layer Protocols.

Operational Aspects of the TETRA Network.


"It is recommended as a good read, full of facts and interesting content, to be read from cover to cover or to dip into occasionally as appropriate. It will, perhaps through subsequent editions, become regarded as the standard reference work on the subject of TETRA." (Telecommunications Policy, No.25, 2001)