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Fundamentals of Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies

Book Description

A broad introduction to the fundamentals of wireless communication engineering technologies

Covering both theory and practical topics, Fundamentals of Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies offers a sound survey of the major industry-relevant aspects of wireless communication engineering technologies. Divided into four main sections, the book examines RF, antennas, and propagation; wireless access technologies; network and service architectures; and other topics, such as network management and security, policies and regulations, and facilities infrastructure. Helpful cross-references are placed throughout the text, offering additional information where needed.

The book provides:

  • Coverage that is closely aligned to the IEEE's Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies (WCET) certification program syllabus, reflecting

  • the author's direct involvement in the development of the program

  • A special emphasis on wireless cellular and wireless LAN systems

  • An excellent foundation for expanding existing knowledge in the wireless field by covering industry-relevant aspects of wireless communication

  • Information on how common theories are applied in real-world wireless systems

With a holistic and well-organized overview of wireless communications, Fundamentals of Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in taking the WCET exam, as well as practicing engineers, professors, and students seeking to increase their knowledge of wireless communication engineering technologies.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Wiley Series on Information and Communication Technology
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
  8. Part I: Preliminaries
    1. Chapter 1: Introduction
      1. 1.1 Notation
      2. 1.2 Foundations
      3. 1.3 Signals and Systems
      4. 1.4 Signaling in Communications Systems
      5. References
  9. Part II: Radio Frequency, Antennas, and Propagation
    1. Chapter 2: Introduction to Radio Frequency, Antennas, and Propagation
      1. 2.1 Mathematical Preliminaries
      2. 2.2 Electrostatics, Current, and Magnetostatics
      3. 2.3 Time-Varying Situations, Electromagnetic Waves, and Transmission Lines
      4. 2.4 Impedance
      5. 2.5 Tests and Measurements
      6. References
    2. Chapter 3: Radio-Frequency Engineering
      1. 3.1 Introduction and Preliminaries
      2. 3.2 Noise
      3. 3.3 System Issues Related to NonLinearity
      4. 3.4 Mixing and Related Issues
      5. 3.5 Oscillators and Related Issues
      6. 3.6 Amplifiers and Related Issues
      7. 3.7 Other components
      8. References
    3. Chapter 4: Antennas
      1. 4.1 Characterization
      2. 4.2 Examples
      3. 4.3 Antenna Arrays
      4. 4.4 Practical Issues: Connecting to Antennas, Tuning, and so on
      5. References
    4. Chapter 5: Propagation
      1. 5.1 Electromagnetic Wave Propagation: Common Effects
      2. 5.2 Large-Scale Effects in Cellular Environments
      3. 5.3 Small-Scale Effects in Cellular Environments
      4. 5.4 Incorporating Fading Effects in the Link Budget
      5. Appendix: Ricean Fading Derivation
      6. References
  10. Part III: Wireless Access Technologies
    1. Chapter 6: Introduction to Wireless Access Technologies
      1. 6.1 Review of Digital Signal Processing
      2. 6.2 Digital Communications for Wireless Access Systems
      3. 6.3 The Cellular Concept
      4. 6.4 Spread Spectrum
      5. 6.5 OFDM
      6. References
    2. Chapter 7: Component Technologies
      1. 7.1 Medium Access Control
      2. 7.2 Handoff
      3. 7.3 Power Control
      4. 7.4 Error Correction Codes
      5. References
    3. Chapter 8: Examples of Air-Interface Standards: GSM, IS-95, WiFi
      1. 8.1 GSM
      2. 8.2 IS-95 CDMA
      3. 8.3 IEEE 802.11 WiFi
      4. References
    4. Chapter 9: Recent Trends and Developments
      1. 9.1 Third-Generation CDMA-based Systems
      2. 9.2 Emerging Technologies for Wireless Access
      3. 9.3 HSPA and HRPD
      4. 9.4 IEEE 802.16 WiMAX
      5. 9.5 LTE
      6. 9.6 What's next?
      7. References
  11. Part IV: Network and Service Architectures
    1. Chapter 10: Introduction to Network and Service Architectures
      1. 10.1 Review of fundamental networking concepts
      2. 10.2 Architectures
      3. 10.3 IP networking
      4. 10.4 Teletraffic Analysis
      5. References
    2. Chapter 11: GSM and IP: Ingredients of Convergence
      1. 11.1 GSM
      2. 11.2 VoIP
      3. 11.3 QoS
      4. References
    3. Chapter 12: Toward an All-IP Core Network
      1. 12.1 Making IP work with wireless
      2. 12.2 GPRS
      3. 12.3 Evolution from GSM to UMTS up to the introduction of IMS
      4. 12.4 IP Multimedia Subsystem
      5. 12.5 Other Networks
      6. References
    4. Chapter 13: Service Architectures, Alternative Architectures, and Looking Ahead
      1. 13.1 Services
      2. 13.2 Service Architectures
      3. 13.3 Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
      4. 13.4 Mesh, Sensor, and Vehicular Networks
      5. References
  12. Part V: Miscellaneous Topics
    1. Chapter 14: Network Management
      1. 14.1 Requirements and Concepts
      2. 14.2 Network Management Models
      3. 14.3 SNMP
      4. References
    2. Chapter 15: Security
      1. 15.1 Basic Concepts
      2. 15.2 Cryptography
      3. 15.3 Network security protocols
      4. 15.4 Wireless Security
      5. References
    3. Chapter 16: Facilities Infrastructure
      1. 16.1 Communications Towers
      2. 16.2 Power Supplies and Protection
      3. 16.3 Additional Topics
      4. References
    4. Chapter 17: Agreements, Standards, Policies, and Regulations
      1. 17.1 Agreements
      2. 17.2 Standards
      3. 17.3 Policies
      4. 17.4 Regulations
      5. References
  13. Exercise Solutions
  14. Appendix A: Some Formulas and Identities
  15. Appendix B: Wcet Glossary Equation Index
  16. Appendix C: Wcet Exam Tips
  17. Appendix D: Symbols
  18. Appendix E: Acronyms
  19. Index