In Chapter 1 we introduced the discipline of systems engineering as we described some of the major aspects of wireless, and in particular, personal communication systems. Our approach has been to introduce topics as steps in solving a general systems-engineering problem:
To design a wireless telecommunications system that will
Support the communication of information of various types, including speech, text, data, images, and video, in urban, suburban, and rural environments and with quality approximating that of wired communications
Be capable of expanding in geographic coverage
Allow for virtually limitless growth in the number of users
Support endpoints that are not geographically fixed and, in fact, ...