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An exhaustive exploration of radio propagation phenomena in a range of environments covering the basics of wireless communication system design, Radio Propagation and Adaptive Antennas for Wireless Communication Networks
provides a comprehensive overview of the many different situations in the over-the-terrain, atmospheric, and ionospheric communication channels.
For each channel, authors Blaunstein and Christodoulou explain the role of various obstructions on the corresponding propagation phenomena that influence the transmission of radio signals through such communication channels, both in line-of-sight (LOS) and non-line-of-sight (NLOS) propagation conditions along the radio path between the transmitter and the receiver antennas.
Brimming with practical applications and real-world examples, Radio Propagation and Adaptive Antennas for Wireless Communication Networks explores:
- Adaptive antennas at the link terminals, and how they can be used to minimize the deleterious effects of obstructions
- Relevant topics in radio propagation in various media and their applications in smart communication networks
- Multipath phenomena, path loss, large-scale or slow fading, and short-scale or fast fading
- Free-space propagation; propagation above the irregular terrain, in the inhomogeneous and stratified atmosphere and ionosphere; the reflection and diffraction by various obstructions, regularly or randomly distributed in an area of communication
Written for practicing engineers working in communications, antennas, and propagation, Radio Propagation and Adaptive Antennas for Wireless Communication Networks provides complete and thorough coverage of every topic related to the design of wireless communication systems.
Writing for scientists, practicing engineers, or designers concernedwith the operation and service of radio links, Blaunstein and Christodoulou examine different situations in the over-the-terrain,atmospheric, and ionospheric communication channels, including rural, mixed residential, and built-up environments for terrestriallinks, atmospheric turbulence, and different kinds of hydrometeors. For each channel, they explain the role of all kinds of obstructionson the corresponding propagation phenomena that influence the transmission of radio signals through. They also discuss how adaptiveantennas at the link terminals can minimize the effect of such obstructions.Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
With an emphasis on antennas and propagation, Radio Propagation and Adaptive Antennas investigates every aspect of wireless communication network design and function. The book delves into, among other applicable radio propagation topics, multipath phenomena, slow and fast fading, free-space propagation, and obstructed reflection and diffraction. Pertinent applications and relatable examples make this the essential modern reference for engineering practitioners and students in 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.
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.
About the Author
Nathan Blaunstein is Professor of the Communication Systems Engineering Department at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheba, Israel. He is the author of numerous books and book chapters and articles on communication systems, and holds five patents in wireless communications and adaptive antennas, in geophysics and medicine.Christos G. Christodoulou is a Distinguished Professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and COSMIAC (Configurable Space Microsystems Innovations & Applications Center) Director. He is also the author of numerous book chapters and articles on communication systems, co-author of 5 books and holds three related patents.
Table of Contents
PART I FUNDAMENTALS OF WIRELESS LINKS AND NETWORKS
1 Wireless Communication Links with Fading 1
2 Antenna Fundamentals 34
3 Fundamentals of Wireless Networks 54
PART II FUNDAMENTALS OF RADIO PROPAGATION
4 Electromagnetic Aspects of Wave Propagation over Terrain 81
5 Terrestrial Radio Communications 117
6 Indoor Radio Propagation 179
PART III FUNDAMENTALS OF ADAPTIVE ANTENNAS
7 Adaptive Antennas for Wireless Networks 216
8 Prediction of Signal Distribution in Space, Time, and Frequency Domains in Radio Channels for Adaptive Antenna Applications 280
9 Prediction of Operational Characteristics of Adaptive Antennas 375
PART IV PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF TERRESTRIAL NETWORKS PERFORMANCE: CELLULAR AND NONCELLULAR
10 Multipath Fading Phenomena in Terrestrial Wireless Communication Links 413
11 Cellular and Noncellular Communication Networks Design Based on Radio Propagation Phenomena 494
PART V ATMOSPHERIC AND SATELLITE COMMUNICATION LINKS AND NETWORKS
12 Effects of the Troposphere on Radio Propagation 536
13 Ionospheric Radio Propagation 591
14 Land–Satellite Communication Links 639