"A comprehensive guide for operators, engineers, technicians, marketing staff, and systems managers, explaining the intricacies of designing, installing, and operating a cellular network. Although the volume explains both the theory and practice of cellular systems, it is structured in such a way that nontechnical readers can bypass mathematically oriented sections without losing overall comprehension."-Book News, Inc.
This Fourth Edition of Neil Boucher's internationally bestselling handbook has been thoroughly updated and expanded to provide comprehensive coverage of the new technologies that are shaping the industry, as well as the important changes brought about by the rapid domination of the cellular markets by digital systems. Encyclopedic in scope, it covers the design, installation, and operations of a cellular network, features concise discussions of best engineering practices, and provides helpful guidelines on critical business issues involved in planning, budgeting, and administering a cellular system.
Authoritative, comprehensive, and up-to-date, The Cellular Radio Handbook, Fourth Edition is an indispensable working resource for telecom designers, operators, and marketers. In addition to covering traditional cellular networks, this book also includes PCS/PCN, WLL, and satellite mobile technology.
Table of contents
Preface to the Fourth Edition.
About the Author.
What is Cellular Radio?
World System Standards--A History.
Planning--An Essential Network Function.
Cell Site Selection and System Design.
Cellular Radio Interference.
Units and Concepts of Field Strength.
Filters and Combiners.
Base-Station Control and Signaling.
Power and Distribution.
Protection and Grounding.
Traffic Engineering Concepts.
Tower and Masts.
Data Over Cellular.
Rural and Offshore Applications of Cellular Radio.
Preparing Invitations to Tender.
Noise and Noise Performance.
GSM Pan-European Cellular.
Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA).
Satellite Mobile Systems.
Cordless Telephone Technologies.
Wireless Local Loop.
Coding, Formats, and Error Correction.
Other Mobile Products.
Buying Used Hardware.
Appendix A: RF Propagation Routine
Appendix B: ISO Model.
Appendix C: Amplifier Classes.
Appendix D: 911 Location Requirements.
Appendix E: Distortion and Noise.
Appendix F: Recommended Further Reading and Sources of Information.
Appendix G: Internet Protocols.
Appendix H: Erlang B and C Tables.
Appendix I: Conversion of Units Used for Cellular RF.
Appendix J: Country Codes.
"Boucher...updates the 1995 edition of his substantial reference...He has maintained the original format...but here takes more of a digital perspective and incorporates new technologies that are shaping the direction of the industry." (SciTech Book News Vol. 25, No. 2 June 2001)