Mobile communications of the future will profoundly change our life and work, offering the opportunity of communicating at any time, in any place and also when on the move - a variety of diverse services which were, to the current day, only offered to fixed telephony users.
In information technology, a network is a series of points or nodes interconnected by communication paths. Networks can interconnect with other networks and contain subnetworks.
Mobile Communications Systems and Networks introduces the fundamentals of mobile communication systems and networks, that is radio propagation, the cellular concept, modulation and coding, network concepts such as radio resource modulation, paging and location management, services, and the issues associated with it at a level suitable for advanced undergraduate students in electrical & electronic engineering, and computer engineering. The topic is dealt with from an analytical point of view in order to allow the reader to understand why mobile and wireless systems function as they are and why certain choices in their designs were made.
- Provides a solid background and understanding of the key issues in mobile communications focussing on the principles and how they inter-relate in the design of a mobile network
- Provides an introduction into the operation of existing standardised mobile systems in two ways:
1) through examples in chapters introducing the principles in order to demonstrate how the key elements of mobile systems are implemented in real world systems
2) through an overview of the actual system standard
- Features numerous examples, exercises and answers
An essential resource for senior undergraduates, graduate students, practising engineers and managers who want to strengthen their understanding of the subject. The comprehensive coverage also makes this an ideal reference for wireless communications engineers.