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Compressive Sensing for Wireless Networks by Zhu Han, Wotao Yin, Husheng Li

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Overview of wireless networks

A wireless network refers to a telecommunications network that interconnects between nodes that are implemented without the use of wires. Wireless networks have experienced unprecedented growth over the past few decades, and they are expected to continue to evolve in the future. Seamless mobility and coverage ensure that various types of wireless connections can be made anytime, anywhere. In this chapter, we introduce some basic types of wireless networks and provide the reader with some necessary background on the state-of-the-art developments.

Wireless networks use electromagnetic waves, such as radio waves, for carrying the information. Therefore, their performance is greatly affected by the randomly fluctuating ...

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