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Radio Propagation and Adaptive Antennas for Wireless Communication Networks: Terrestrial, Atmospheric, and Ionospheric, 2nd Edition

Radio Propagation and Adaptive Antennas for Wireless Communication Networks: Terrestrial, Atmospheric, and Ionospheric, 2nd Edition

Nathan Blaunstein, Christos G. Christodoulou

ISBN: 978-1-118-81672-1

Apr 2014

704 pages

$144.99

Description

Radio Propagation and Adaptive Antennas for Wireless Communication Networks, 2nd Edition, presents a comprehensive overview of wireless communication system design, including the latest updates to considerations of over-the-terrain, atmospheric, and ionospheric communication channels. New features include the latest experimentally-verified stochastic approach, based on several multi-parametric models; all-new chapters on wireless network fundamentals, advanced technologies, and current and modern multiple access networks; and helpful problem sets at the conclusion of each chapter to enhance clarity. The volume’s emphasis remains on a thorough examination of the role of obstructions on the corresponding propagation phenomena that influence the transmission of radio signals through line-of-sight (LOS) and non-line-of-sight (NLOS) propagation conditions along the radio path between the transmitter and the receiver antennas—and how adaptive antennas, used at the link terminals, can be used to minimize the deleterious effects of such obstructions. With its focus on 3G, 4G, MIMO, and the latest wireless technologies, Radio Propagation and Adaptive Antennas for Wireless Communication Networks represents an invaluable resource to topics critical to the design of contemporary wireless communication systems.

  • Explores novel wireless networks beyond 3G, and advanced 4G technologies, such as MIMO, via propagation phenomena and the fundamentals of adapted antenna usage.
  • Explains how adaptive antennas can improve GoS and QoS for any wireless channel, with specific examples and applications in land, aircraft and satellite communications.
  • Introduces new stochastic approach based on several multi-parametric models describing various terrestrial scenarios, which have been experimentally verified in different environmental conditions
  • New chapters on fundamentals of wireless networks, cellular and non-cellular, multiple access networks, new applications of adaptive antennas for positioning, and localization of subscribers
  • Includes the addition of problem sets at the end of chapters describing fundamental aspects of wireless communication and antennas.

PREFACE vii

PART I FUNDAMENTALS OF WIRELESS LINKS AND NETWORKS

1 Wireless Communication Links with Fading 1

2 Antenna Fundamentals 34

3 Fundamentals of Wireless Networks 54

PART II FUNDAMENTALS OF RADIO PROPAGATION

4 Electromagnetic Aspects of Wave Propagation over Terrain 81

5 Terrestrial Radio Communications 117

6 Indoor Radio Propagation 179

PART III FUNDAMENTALS OF ADAPTIVE ANTENNAS

7 Adaptive Antennas for Wireless Networks 216

8 Prediction of Signal Distribution in Space, Time, and Frequency Domains in Radio Channels for Adaptive Antenna Applications 280

9 Prediction of Operational Characteristics of Adaptive Antennas 375

PART IV PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF TERRESTRIAL NETWORKS PERFORMANCE: CELLULAR AND NONCELLULAR

10 Multipath Fading Phenomena in Terrestrial Wireless Communication Links 413

11 Cellular and Noncellular Communication Networks Design Based on Radio Propagation Phenomena 494

PART V ATMOSPHERIC AND SATELLITE COMMUNICATION LINKS AND NETWORKS

12 Effects of the Troposphere on Radio Propagation 536

13 Ionospheric Radio Propagation 591

14 Land–Satellite Communication Links 639

INDEX 677