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Space-Time Wireless Channels by Gregory D. Durgin

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Chapter 1. Introduction

There are few things in nature more unwieldy than the power-limited, space-varying, time-varying, frequency-varying wireless channel. Yet there is great reward for engineers who can overcome these limitations and transmit data through such harsh environments. The explosive worldwide growth of personal communications services through the 1990s is a testament to the business opportunities that result from conquering the wireless channel. However, given the emergence of newer wireless systems that require more and more bandwidth, the task of conquering the wireless channel is becoming more difficult. This task requires a thorough background in wireless channel modeling.

Furthermore, understanding and modeling the wireless channel ...

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