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RF and Microwave Wireless Systems

Kai Chang

ISBN: 978-0-471-22432-7 May 2002 360 Pages


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.

"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)