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Telecommunications Transmission Handbook, 4th Edition

Telecommunications Transmission Handbook, 4th Edition

Roger L. Freeman

ISBN: 978-0-471-24018-1

Apr 1998

1232 pages

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A complete hands-on guide to designing and implementing all types of telecommunications transmission systems.

For more than 23 years, Telecommunications Transmission Handbook has been the guide to designing and building telecommunications transmission systems and the reference of choice among a generation of communications engineers and technicians. Its total systems approach examines each telecommunications transmission specialty as an integral part of a larger system. This book constructs a framework for understanding and exploiting the ways in which each telecommunications specialty affects all the others. It provides:

  • Clear, methodical delineation of key principles, theories, and concepts
  • Lucid explanations of cutting-edge design methodologies
  • Comprehensive coverage of new and emerging technologies
  • Step-by-step instructions on how to design and implement all types of telecommunications links, systems, and subsystems.

Following in this tradition, this Fourth Edition is fully updated to include coverage of important recent developments in telephone transmission, digital networks, microwave systems, radio systems, VSAT networks, meteor burst communication, fiber optics, and more. It also features entirely new chapters on cellular and wireless communication systems, cable and digital television, and low Earth-orbiting satellites.

A senior life member of the IEEE, Roger Freeman has lectured at numerous professional conferences and published widely in international telecommunications journals. He gives telecommunications seminars at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Introductory Concepts.

Telephone Transmission.

Multiplexing Techniques.

Digital Networks.

Line of Sight Microwave.

Beyond Line-of-Sight: Tropospheric Scatter and Diffraction Links.

Satellite Communications.

Radio System Design Above 10 GHz.

High-Frequency Radio.

Meteor Burst Communication.

Fiber Optic Communication Links.

Cellular Radio and PCS.

The Transmission of Digital Data.

Community Antenna Television (Cable Television).

Video Transmission: Television.

Facsimile Communication.