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RF and Microwave Wireless Systems

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A comprehensive introduction to the hardware, parameters, and architectures of RF/microwave wireless systems

As the basis for some of the hottest technologies of the new millennium, radio frequency (RF) and microwave wireless systems rapidly propel us toward a future in which the transmission of voice, video, and data communications will be possible anywhere in the world through the use of simple, handheld devices.

This book provides scientists and engineers with clear, thorough, up-to-date explanations of all aspects of RF and microwave wireless systems, including general hardware components, system parameters, and architectures. Renowned authority Kai Chang covers both communication and radar/sensor systems and extends the discussion to other intriguing topics, from global positioning systems (GPS) to smart highways and smart automobiles. With an emphasis on basic operating principles, Dr. Chang reviews waves and transmission lines, examines modulation and demodulation and multiple-access techniques, and helps bridge the gap between RF/microwave engineering and communication system design. Ample practical examples of components and system configurations and nearly 300 illustrations and photographs complete this timely and indispensable resource.

An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available from the Wiley editorial department

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Preface
  6. Acronyms
  7. 1 Introduction
    1. 1.1 Brief History of RF and Microwave Wireless Systems
    2. 1.2 Frequency Spectrums
    3. 1.3 Wireless Applications
    4. 1.4 A Simple System Example
    5. 1.5 Organization of This Book
  8. 2 Review of Waves and Transmission Lines
    1. 2.1 Introduction
    2. 2.2 Wave Propagation
    3. 2.3 Transmission Line Equation
    4. 2.4 Reflection, Transmission, and Impedance for a Terminated
    5. 2.5 Voltage Standing-Wave Ratio
    6. 2.6 Decibels, Insertion Loss, and Return Loss
    7. 2.7 Smith Charts
    8. 2.8 S-Parameters
    9. 2.9 Coaxial Lines
    10. 2.10 Microscript Lines
    11. 2.11 Waveguides
    12. 2.12 Lumped Elements
    13. 2.13 Impedance Matching Networks
    14. Problems
    15. References
  9. 3 Antenna Systems
    1. 3.1 Introduction
    2. 3.2 Isotropic Radiator and Plane Waves
    3. 3.3 Far-Field Region
    4. 3.4 Antenna Analysis
    5. 3.5 Antenna Characteristics and Parameters
    6. 3.6 Monopole and Dipole Antennas
    7. 3.7 Horn Antennas
    8. 3.8 Parabolic Dish Antennas
    9. 3.9 Microstrip Patch Antennas
    10. 3.10 Antenna Arrays and Phased Arrays
    11. 3.11 Antenna Measurements
    12. Problems
    13. References
  10. 4 Various Components and Their System Parameters
    1. 4.1 Introduction and History
    2. 4.2 Couplers, Hybrids, and Power Dividers/Combiners
    3. 4.3 Resonators, Filters, and Multiplexers
    4. 4.4 Isolators and Circulators
    5. 4.5 Detectors and Mixers
    6. 4.6 Switches, Phase Shifters, and Attenuators
    7. 4.7 Oscillators and Amplifiers
    8. 4.8 Frequency Multipliers and Dividers
    9. Problems
    10. References
  11. 5 Receiver System Parameters
    1. 5.1 Typical Receivers
    2. 5.2 System Considerations
    3. 5.3 Natural Sources of Receiver Noise
    4. 5.4 Receiver Noise Figure and Equivalent Noise Temperature
    5. 5.5 Compression Points, Minimum Detectable Signal, and Dynamic Range
    6. 5.6 Third-Order Intercept Point and Intermodulation
    7. 5.7 Spurious Responses
    8. 5.8 Spurious-Free Dynamic Range
    9. Problems
    10. References
  12. 6 Transmitter and Oscillator Systems
    1. 6.1 Transmitter Parameters
    2. 6.2 Transmitter Noise
    3. 6.3 Frequency Stability and Spurious Signals
    4. 6.4 Frequency Tuning, Output Power, and Efficiency
    5. 6.5 Intermodulation
    6. 6.6 Crystal Reference Oscillators
    7. 6.7 Phase-Locked Oscillators
    8. 6.8 Frequency Synthesizers
    9. Problems
    10. References
  13. 7 Radar and Sensor Systems
    1. 7.1 Introduction and Classifications
    2. 7.2 Radar Equation
    3. 7.3 Radar Equation Including Pulse Integration and System Losses
    4. 7.4 Radar Cross Section
    5. 7.5 Pulse Radar
    6. 7.6 Continuous-Wave or Doppler Radar
    7. 7.7 Frequency-Modulated Continuous-Wave Radar
    8. 7.8 Direction Finding and Tracking
    9. 7.9 Moving-Target Indication and Pulse Doppler Radar
    10. 7.10 Synthetic Aperture Radar
    11. 7.11 Practical Radar Examples
    12. Problems
    13. References
  14. 8 Wireless Communication Systems
    1. 8.1 Introduction
    2. 8.2 Friis Transmission Equation
    3. 8.3 Space Loss
    4. 8.4 Link Equation and Link Budget
    5. 8.5 Effective Isotropic Radiated Power and G/T Parameters
    6. 8.6 Radio/Microwave Links
    7. 8.7 Satellite Communication Systems
    8. 8.8 Mobile Communication Systems and Wireless Cellular Phones
    9. 8.9 Personal Communication Systems and Satellite Personal Communication Systems
    10. Problems
    11. References
  15. 9 Modulation and Demodulation
    1. 9.1 Introduction
    2. 9.2 Amplitude Modulation and Demodulation
    3. 9.3 Frequency Modulation
    4. 9.4 Digital Shift-Keying Modulation
    5. 9.5 Bit Error Rate and Bandwidth Efficiency
    6. 9.6 Sampling and Pulse Code Modulation
    7. Problems
    8. References
  16. 10 Multiple-Access Techniques
    1. 10.1 Introduction
    2. 10.2 Frequency Division Multiple Access and Frequency Division Multiplexing
    3. 10.3 Time Division Multiple Access and Time Division Multiplexing
    4. 10.4 Spread Spectrum and Code Division Multiple Access
    5. References
  17. 11 Other Wireless Systems
    1. 11.1 Radio Navigation and Global Positioning Systems
    2. 11.2 Motor Vehicle and Highway Applications
    3. 11.3 Direct Broadcast Satellite Systems
    4. 11.4 RF Identification Systems
    5. 11.5 Remote Sensing Systems and Radiometers
    6. 11.6 Surveillance and Electronic Warfare Systems
    7. Problems
    8. References
  18. Index