Fixed Broadband Wirelesssystem Design / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $26.18
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 87%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (5) from $26.18   
  • New (3) from $73.00   
  • Used (2) from $26.18   


Fixed broadband networks can provide far higher data rates and capacity than the currently envisioned 3G and 4G mobile cellular systems. Achieving higher data rates is due to the unique technical properties of fixed systems, in particular, the use of high gain and adaptive antennas, wide frequency bands, dynamic data rate and channel resource allocation, and advanced multiple access techniques.

Fixed Broadband Wireless System Design is a comprehensive presentation of the engineering principles, advanced engineering techniques, and practical design methods for planning and deploying fixed wireless systems, including:

  • Point-to-point LOS and NLOS network design
  • Point-to-point microwave link design including active and passive repeaters
  • Consecutive point and mesh network planning
  • Advanced empirical and physical propagation modeling including ray-tracing
  • Detailed microwave fading models for multipath and rain
  • NLOS (indoor and outdoor) propagation and fading models
  • Propagation environment models including terrain, morphology, buildings, and atmospheric effects
  • Novel mixed application packet traffic modeling for dimensioning network capacity
  • Narrow beam, wide beam, and adaptive (smart) antennas
  • MIMO systems and space-time coding
  • Channel planning including fixed and dynamic channel assignment and dynamic packet assignment
  • IEEE 802.11b and 802.11a (WLAN) system design
  • Free space optic (FSO) link design

At present, there are no titles available that provide such a concise presentation of the wide variety of systems, frequency bands, multiple access techniques, and other factors that distinguish fixed wireless systems from mobile wireless systems. Fixed Broadband Wireless System Design is essential reading for design, system and RF engineers involved in the design and deployment of fixed broadband wireless systems, fixed wireless equipment vendors, and academics and postgraduate students in the field.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470844380
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 1.38 (d)

Read an Excerpt

Click to read or download

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents


Fixed Broadband Wireless Systems.

Electromagnetic Wave Propagation.

Propagation and Channel Modes.

Fading Models.

Propagation Environment Models.

Fixed Wireless Antenna Systems.

Modulation, Equalizers, and Coding.

Multiple-Access Techniques.

Traffic and Application Mix Models.

Single and Multilink System Design.

Point-to-Multipoint (PMP) Network Design.

Channel Assignment Strategies.

Appendix A: Atmospheric and Rain Data.

Appendix B: PDF of a Signal with Interference and Noise.


Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)