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Mobile Wireless Communications

Book Description

Wireless communication has become a ubiquitous part of modern life, from global cellular telephone systems to local and even personal-area networks. This 2004 book provides a tutorial introduction to digital mobile wireless networks, illustrating theoretical underpinnings with a wide range of real-world examples. The book begins with a review of propagation phenomena, and goes on to examine channel allocation, modulation techniques, multiple access schemes, and coding techniques. GSM and IS-95 systems are reviewed and 2.5G and 3G packet-switched systems are discussed in detail. Performance analysis and accessing and scheduling techniques are covered, and the book closes with a chapter on wireless LANs and personal-area networks. Many worked examples and homework exercises are provided and a solutions manual is available for instructors. The book is an ideal text for electrical engineering and computer science students taking courses in wireless communications. It will also be an invaluable reference for practising engineers.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Preface
  7. 1 Introduction and overview
    1. 1.1 Historical introduction
    2. 1.2 Overview of book
  8. 2 Characteristics of the mobile radio environment–propagation phenomena
    1. 2.1 Review of free-space propagation
    2. 2.2 Wireless case
    3. 2.3 Random channel characterization
    4. 2.4 Terminal mobility and rate of fading
    5. 2.5 Multipath and frequency-selective fading
    6. 2.6 Fading mitigation techniques
  9. 3 Cellular concept and channel allocation
    1. 3.1 Channel reuse: introduction of cells
    2. 3.2 SIR calculations, one-dimensional case
    3. 3.3 Two-dimensional cell clusters and SIR
    4. 3.4 Traffic handling capacity: Erlang performance and cell sizing
    5. 3.5 Probabilistic signal calculations
  10. 4 Dynamic channel allocation and power control
    1. 4.1 Dynamic channel allocation
    2. 4.2 Power control
  11. 5 Modulation techniques
    1. 5.1 Introduction to digital modulation techniques
    2. 5.2 Signal shaping
    3. 5.3 Modulation in cellular wireless systems
    4. 5.4 Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM)
  12. 6 Multiple access techniques: FDMA, TDMA, CDMA; system capacity comparisons
    1. 6.1 Time-division multiple access (TDMA)
    2. 6.2 Code-division multiple access (CDMA)
    3. 6.3 CDMA capacity: single-cell case
    4. 6.4 An aside: probability of bit error considerations
    5. 6.5 CDMA capacity calculations: CDMA compared with TDMA
  13. 7 Coding for error detection and correction
    1. 7.1 Block coding for error correction and detection
    2. 7.2 Convolutional coding
    3. 7.3 Turbo coding
  14. 8 Second-generation, digital, wireless systems
    1. 8.1 GSM
    2. 8.2 IS-136 (D-AMPS)
    3. 8.3 IS-95
    4. 8.4 Mobile management: handoff, location, and paging
    5. 8.5 Voice signal processing and coding
  15. 9 Performance analysis: admission control and handoffs
    1. 9.1 Overview of performance concepts
    2. 9.2 One-dimensional cells
    3. 9.3 Two-dimensional cells
  16. 10 2.5G/3G Mobile wireless systems: packet-switched data
    1. 10.1 Introduction
    2. 10.2 3G CDMA cellular standards
    3. 10.3 2.5/3G TDMA: GPRS and EDGE
  17. 11 Access and scheduling techniques in cellular systems
    1. 11.1 Slotted-Aloha access
    2. 11.2 Integrated access: voice and data
    3. 11.3 Scheduling in packet-based cellular systems
  18. 12 Wireless LANs and personal-area networks
    1. 12.1 IEEE 802.11 wireless LANs
    2. 12.2 Wireless personal-area networks: Bluetooth/IEEE 802.15.1
  19. References
  20. Index