Handbook Of Radio And Wireless Technology / Edition 1

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Overview

From the popular electronics author whose name is synonymous with clarity and practical sense, here is a comprehensive, plain-English compendium on the entire field of radio and wireless technology. Containing more than 1,000 concise articles, this one-stop source of user-friendly insight provides blanket coverage of one of the fastest-growing areas in communicationsÑfrom antennas and transmission lines, to analog and digital modulation techniques, to satellite, space, and laser communications. It also offers hundreds of clarifying illustrations, tables, and charts, and extensive cross-referencing, enabling professionals and hobbyists to quickly access a wealth of related material on any given topic. For mastering terminology, understanding technology and theory, or forming an overview of a single subject or the entire field, this reference is simply the best there is.
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This compendium on the entire field of radio and wireless technology begins with a discussion of fundamental concepts, devices, and systems--EM fields and waves, electronic components, antennas, power supplies, receivers, and transmitters. From there, the topics become more specific, including satellite communications, radio- navigation, radio-location, the Internet, measurement and control systems, privacy, and security. The book concludes with a discussion of personal and hobby communication systems. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070230248
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 1,316,883
  • Product dimensions: 1.35 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 Electromagnetic Waves 1
Ch. 2 Passive Electronic Components 33
Ch. 3 Active Electronic Components 75
Ch. 4 RF Antennas 109
Ch. 5 Power Sources 147
Ch. 6 Transmitter Basics 185
Ch. 7 Receiver Basics 225
Ch. 8 Beyond Microwaves 263
Ch. 9 Digital Technology 297
Ch. 10 Satellite and Space Communications 337
Ch. 11 Location and Navigation Systems 371
Ch. 12 Computers, Robots, and the Internet 405
Ch. 13 Measurement, Monitoring, and Control 443
Ch. 14 Security and Privacy in Communications 481
Ch. 15 Noise and Interference 519
Ch. 16 Personal and Hobby Communications 557
Suggested Additional Reading 597
Index 599
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