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Radio Propagation and Adaptive Antennas for Wireless Communication Networks, 2nd Edition

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Radio Propagation and Adaptive Antennas for Wireless Communication Networks, 2nd Edition, presents a comprehensive overview of wireless communication system design, including the latest updates to considerations of over-the-terrain, atmospheric, and ionospheric communication channels. New features include the latest experimentally-verified stochastic approach, based on several multi-parametric models; all-new chapters on wireless network fundamentals, advanced technologies, and current and modern multiple access networks; and helpful problem sets at the conclusion of each chapter to enhance clarity. The volume's emphasis remains on a thorough examination of the role of obstructions on the corresponding propagation phenomena that influence the transmission of radio signals through line-of-sight (LOS) and non-line-of-sight (NLOS) propagation conditions along the radio path between the transmitter and the receiver antennas—and how adaptive antennas, used at the link terminals, can be used to minimize the deleterious effects of such obstructions. With its focus on 3G, 4G, MIMO, and the latest wireless technologies, Radio Propagation and Adaptive Antennas for Wireless Communication Networks represents an invaluable resource to topics critical to the design of contemporary wireless communication systems.

  • Explores novel wireless networks beyond 3G, and advanced 4G technologies, such as MIMO, via propagation phenomena and the fundamentals of adapted antenna usage.

  • Explains how adaptive antennas can improve GoS and QoS for any wireless channel, with specific examples and applications in land, aircraft and satellite communications.

  • Introduces new stochastic approach based on several multi-parametric models describing various terrestrial scenarios, which have been experimentally verified in different environmental conditions

  • New chapters on fundamentals of wireless networks, cellular and non-cellular, multiple access networks, new applications of adaptive antennas for positioning, and localization of subscribers

  • Includes the addition of problem sets at the end of chapters describing fundamental aspects of wireless communication and antennas.

  • Table of Contents

    1. Wiley Series in Microwave and Optical Engineering
    2. Title page
    3. Copyright page
    4. Preface
    5. PART I: Fundamentals of Wireless Links and Networks
      1. CHAPTER ONE: Wireless Communication Links with Fading
        1. 1.1.  Radio Communication Link
        2. 1.2.  Frequency Band for Radio Communications
        3. 1.3.  Noise in Radio Communication Links
        4. 1.4.  Main Propagation Characteristics
        5. 1.5.  High-Level Fading Statistical Parameters
        6. 1.6.  Adaptive Antennas Application
        7. References
      2. CHAPTER TWO: Antenna Fundamentals
        1. 2.1.  Radiation Pattern
        2. 2.2.  Field Regions of an Antenna
        3. 2.3.  Radiation Intensity
        4. 2.4.  Directivity and Gain
        5. 2.5.  Polarization
        6. 2.6.  Terminal Antennas in Free Space
        7. 2.7.  Antenna Types
        8. References
      3. CHAPTER THREE: Fundamentals of Wireless Networks
        1. 3.1.  Cellular Networks Concept
        2. 3.2.  Spread Spectrum Modulation
        3. 3.3.  Multiple Access Technologies and Networks
        4. 3.4.  Capacity of Information Data in Multiple Access Networks
        5. Exercises
        6. References
    6. PART II: Fundamentals of Radio Propagation
      1. CHAPTER FOUR: Electromagnetic Aspects of Wave Propagation over Terrain
        1. 4.1.  Wave Propagation in Free Space
        2. 4.2.  Path Loss in Free Space
        3. 4.3.  Radio Propagation above Flat Terrain
        4. 4.4.  Propagation above Rough Terrain in LOS Conditions
        5. 4.5.  Propagation above a Smooth Curved Terrain
        6. 4.6.  Effect of a Single Obstacle Placed on a Flat Terrain
        7. Exercises
        8. References
      2. CHAPTER FIVE: Terrestrial Radio Communications
        1. 5.1.  Characterization of the Terrain
        2. 5.2.  Propagation Scenarios in Terrestrial Communication Links
        3. 5.3.  Propagation over a Flat Terrain in LOS Conditions
        4. 5.4.  Propagation over a Hilly Terrain in NLOS Conditions
        5. 5.5.  Propagation in Rural Forest Environments
        6. 5.6.  Propagation in Mixed Residential Areas
        7. 5.7.  Propagation in Urban Environments
        8. 5.8.  Distribution of Polarized Parameters in Urban Environments with Multipath
        9. References
      3. CHAPTER SIX: Indoor Radio Propagation
        1. 6.1.  Main Propagation Processes and Characteristics
        2. 6.2.  Modeling of Loss Characteristics in Various Indoor Environments
        3. 6.3.  Link Budget Design Verification by Experimental Data
        4. References
    7. PART III: Fundamentals of Adaptive Antennas
      1. CHAPTER SEVEN: Adaptive Antennas for Wireless Networks
        1. 7.1.  Antenna Arrays
        2. 7.2.  Beamforming Techniques
        3. 7.3.  Adaptive Antenna for Wireless Communication Applications
        4. 7.4.  Network Performance Improvement Using an Antenna Array
        5. 7.5.  Conclusion
        6. References
      2. CHAPTER EIGHT: Prediction of Signal Distribution in Space, Time, and Frequency Domains in Radio Channels for Adaptive Antenna Applications
        1. 8.1.  Predicting Models for Outdoor Communication Channels
        2. 8.2.  2-D and 3-D Stochastic Multiparametric Model
        3. 8.3.  3-D Stochastic Model Accounting for Straight Crossing Street Grid
        4. 8.4.  Effects of Depolarization in the Azimuth and Elevation Domains
        5. 8.5.  Predicting Models for Indoor Communication Channels
        6. 8.6.  Experimental Verification of Signal Distribution in AOA, EOA, and TOA Domains for Outdoor Communications
        7. 8.7.  Experimental Verification of Signal Distribution in Joint AOA-TOA and TOA-Distance Domains in Indoor Communications
        8. 8.8.  Signal Power Spectra Distribution in Doppler Spread Domain
        9. References
      3. CHAPTER NINE: Prediction of Operational Characteristics of Adaptive Antennas
        1. 9.1.  Experimental Verification of Signal Distribution in Azimuth, Elevation, Time Delay, and Doppler Shift Domain
        2. 9.2.  Prediction of Adaptive Antenna Characteristics Based on Unified Stochastic Approach
        3. 9.3.  Positioning of the Desired Mobile Subscriber in Urban Environments
        4. Summary
        5. References
    8. PART IV: Practical Aspects of Terrestrial Networks Performance: Cellular and Noncellular
      1. CHAPTER TEN: Multipath Fading Phenomena in Terrestrial Wireless Communication Links
        1. 10.1.  Prediction of Loss Characteristics for Terrestrial Radio Links
        2. 10.2.  Link Budget Design for Various Land Environments
        3. 10.3.  Characterization of Multipath Radio Channel by the Rician Factor
        4. 10.4.  Main Algorithm of Radio Coverage (Radio Map) Design
        5. References
      2. CHAPTER ELEVEN: Cellular and Noncellular Communication Networks Design Based on Radio Propagation Phenomena
        1. 11.1.  Grade of Service Design Operating in Multipath Fading Environment
        2. 11.2.  Propagation Aspects of Cell Planning
        3. 11.3.  Prediction of Parameters of Information Data Stream
        4. References
    9. PART V: Atmospheric and Satellite Communication Links and Networks
      1. CHAPTER TWELVE: Effects of the Troposphere on Radio Propagation
        1. 12.1.  Main Propagation Effects of the Troposphere as a Spherical Layered Gaseous Continuum
        2. 12.2.  Effects of Hydrometeors on Radio Propagation in the Troposphere
        3. 12.3.  Effects of Tropospheric Turbulences on Radio Propagation
        4. 12.4.  Link Budget Design for Tropospheric Communication Links
        5. References
      2. CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Ionospheric Radio Propagation
        1. 13.1.  Main Ionospheric Effects on Radio Propagation
        2. 13.2.  Effects of the Inhomogeneous Ionosphere on Radio Propagation
        3. References
      3. CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Land–Satellite Communication Links
        1. 14.1.  Objective
        2. 14.2.  Type of Signals in Land Satellite Communication Links
        3. 14.3.  Statistical Models
        4. 14.4.  Physical–Statistical Models
        5. 14.5.  Fading Effects Estimation in Land-Satellite Links via the Experimental Data
        6. 14.6.  Megacell Global Networks Design
        7. Summary
        8. References
    10. Index
    11. End User License Agreement