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Handbook Of Radio And Wireless Technology / Edition 1

Handbook Of Radio And Wireless Technology / Edition 1

by Stan Gibilisco
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070230242

ISBN-13: 9780070230248

Pub. Date: 09/01/1998

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070230248
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.29(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Chapter 1 Electromagnetic Waves
1(32)
Electric Fields
2(1)
Magnetic Fields
3(1)
Electromagnetic Fields
4(1)
Frequency
5(3)
Free-Space Wavelength
8(1)
Electrical Wavelength
9(1)
Polarization
10(3)
Propagation Modes
13(8)
Propagation at Various Frequencies
21(5)
Electromagnetic Interference
26(7)
Chapter 2 Passive Electronic Components
33(42)
Resistors
34(6)
Capacitors
40(7)
Inductors
47(7)
Impedance
54(2)
Inductance-Capacitance Circuits
56(3)
More about Resonance
59(3)
Selective Filters
62(6)
Diodes
68(7)
Chapter 3 Active Electronic Components
75(34)
Active Diodes
76(3)
Bipolar Transistors
79(5)
Field-Effect Transistors
84(6)
Integrated Circuits
90(5)
Microprocessors and Microcomputers
95(2)
Memory and Storage Devices
97(2)
Vacuum Tubes
99(6)
Displays
105(4)
Chapter 4 RF Antennas
109(38)
Radiation Resistance
110(3)
Half-Wave Antennas
113(4)
Quarter-Wave Antennas
117(3)
Loop Antennas
120(2)
Ground Systems
122(3)
Gain and Directivity
125(4)
Phased Arrays
129(4)
Parasitic Arrays
133(3)
UHF and Microwave Antennas
136(5)
Transmission Lines
141(3)
Safety
144(3)
Chapter 5 Power Sources
147(38)
Alternating Current
148(4)
Direct Current
152(2)
Utility Power Transmission
154(5)
Power Generators
159(2)
Transformers in Electronic Equipment
161(2)
Rectification
163(3)
Filtering and Regulation
166(1)
Transient Suppression
167(2)
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
169(2)
Cells and Batteries
171(8)
Power Inverters
179(1)
Uninterruptible Power Supplies
180(1)
Solar-Electric Energy Systems
181(2)
Hazards and Precautions
183(2)
Chapter 6 Transmitter Basics
185(40)
Components of a Transmitter
186(4)
Oscillators
190(9)
Modulators
199(13)
Amplification in Transmitters
212(6)
Linear Amplifiers
218(1)
Television Transmission
219(6)
Chapter 7 Receiver Basics
225(38)
Simple Designs
226(3)
The Modern Receiver
229(3)
Predetector Stages
232(4)
Detectors
236(7)
Audio Stages
243(2)
Television Reception
245(3)
Problems with Reception
248(4)
Specialized Communications Techniques
252(7)
Radio Telescopes
259(4)
Chapter 8 Beyond Microwaves
263(34)
Infrared and Visible-Light Devices
264(5)
Modulated-Light Communications
269(7)
Lasers
276(4)
Acoustics
280(5)
Acoustic Transducers
285(3)
Acoustic Communications
288(3)
Fiberoptic Cable
291(2)
Fiberoptic Data Transmission
293(2)
Optical Computer Technology
295(2)
Chapter 9 Digital Technology
297(40)
Analog Quantities
298(2)
Numbering Systems
300(3)
Logic
303(4)
Logic Gates
307(1)
Digital Circuits
308(6)
Digital Metering
314(2)
The Digital Computer
316(3)
Binary Data
319(2)
A/D and D/A Conversion
321(3)
Serial and Parallel Data
324(1)
Data Compression
325(2)
Packet
327(4)
The Gray-Scale System
331(2)
The RGB Color Model
333(2)
Error Correction
335(2)
Chapter 10 Satellite and Space Communications
337(34)
Orbital Characteristics
341(3)
Satellite Power Supplies
344(2)
Transponders
346(2)
Geostationary Satellites
348(3)
Low-Earth-Orbit Systems
351(1)
Amateur Satellites
352(3)
Amateur Systems
355(3)
Other Considerations
358(3)
Earth-Moon-Earth Communications
361(1)
Doppler Effect
362(2)
Communications in Deep Space
364(4)
Wireless on Other Planets
368(3)
Chapter 11 Location and Navigation Systems
371(34)
RF Systems
372(2)
Radar
374(4)
Direction Finding
378(6)
The Global Positioning System
384(1)
Epipolar and Log-Polar Navigation
385(2)
Wireless Sensors
387(4)
Robot Guidance
391(5)
Machine Vision
396(9)
Chapter 12 Computers, Robots, and the Internet
405(38)
Computer Conveniences
406(2)
Networks
408(6)
Remote Control
414(7)
Smart Homes
421(5)
Digipeaters
426(1)
Speech Recognition
427(5)
Speech Synthesis
432(4)
Optical Scanning
436(4)
ELF Fields
440(3)
Chapter 13 Measurement, Monitoring, and Control
443(38)
Metering and Test Equipment
444(12)
Simple Monitoring and Control Systems
456(2)
Intermediate Monitoring and Control Systems
458(8)
Advanced Monitoring and Control Systems
466(5)
Property Protection
471(5)
World-Scale Security
476(5)
Chapter 14 Security and Privacy in Communications
481(38)
Wired versus Wireless Eavesdropping
482(2)
Causes for Concern
484(6)
Computer Security
490(9)
Levels of Security
499(7)
Wireless Telephone Security and Privacy
506(5)
Two-Way Radio Security and Privacy
511(4)
Strong Encryption
515(4)
Chapter 15 Noise and Interference
519(38)
External Radio Noise
520(7)
Internal Circuit Noise
527(3)
Noise Reduction
530(10)
Radio Interference
540(11)
Non-RF Considerations
551(6)
Chapter 16 Personal and Hobby Communications
557(40)
Cellular Telecommunications
558(3)
The Wireless Local Loop
561(2)
Wireless Pagers
563(2)
Wireless E-mail
565(2)
Wireless Fax
567(3)
Hardware Miniaturization
570(2)
Shortwave Listening
572(2)
Citizens Radio Service
574(3)
Amateur Radio
577(13)
Lightning
590(4)
The Role of the Machine
594(3)
Suggested Additional Reading 597(2)
Index 599

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