Mobile Communications Design Fundamentals / Edition 2

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Revised and enlarged version that discusses how to design a mobile communications system. Comprehensively examines the mobile radio environment. Covers prediction of propagation loss, calculation and methods of reducing fades, interference, frequency plans and associated schemes, design parameters, signaling and channel access, cellular CDMA, microcell systems, and miscellaneous related systems. Contains chapter-by-chapter references and problems.

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“To sum up, the reviewed book is very worthwhile for everyone who is interested in designing mobile radio systems.”  (URSI Radio Science Bulletin, 1 June 2012)
Outlines the theoretical framework of mobile radio communications and how such systems are designed, for designers, researchers, and graduate students. Explains the differences between fixed and wireless radio systems, describes the mobile radio environment, defines design parameters for both base and mobile units, and offers troubleshooting tips for system design. Other topics include calculation of fades and frequency plans. This second edition features expanded information on PCS, microcell, and CDMA systems. Includes b&w graphs and diagrams. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Chapter 1 The Mobile Radio Environment.

1.1 Representation of a Mobile Radio Signal.

1.2 Causes of Propagation Path Loss.

1.3 Causes of Fading.

1.4 Reciprocity Principle.

1.5 Definitions of Necessary Terms and Their Applications.

Chapter 2 Prediction of Propagation Loss.

2.1 The Philosophy behind the Prediction of Propagation Loss.

2.2 Obtaining Meaningful Propagation-Loss Data from Measurements.

2.3 Prediction over Flat Terrain.

2.4 Point-to-Point Prediction (Path-Loss Prediction over Hilly Terrain).

2.5 Other Factors.

2.6 The Merit of Point-to-Point Prediction.

2.7 Microcell Prediction Model.

Chapter 3 Calculation of Fades and Methods of Reducing Fades.

3.1 Amplitude Fades.

3.2 Random PM and Random FM.

3.3 Selective Fading and Selective Random FM.

3.4 Diversity Schemes.

3.5 Combining Techniques.

3.6 Bit-Error Rate and Word-Error Rate in Fading Environment.

3.7 Calculation of Signal Strength above a Level in a Cell (for a Stationary Mobile Unit).

3.8 Single-Sideband (SSB) Modulation.

Chapter 4 Mobile Radio Interference.

4.1 Noise-Limited and Interference-Limited Environment.

4.2 Co-channel and Adjacent-Channel Interference.

4.3 Intermodulation (IM).

4.4 Near-End-to-Far-End Ratio.

4.5 Intersymbol Interference.

4.6 Simulcast Interference.

4.7 Radius of Local Scatterers.

Chapter 5 Frequency Plans and Their Associated Schemes.

5.1 Channelized Schemes and Frequency Reuse.

5.2 Frequency-Division Multiplexing (FDM).

5.3 Time-Division Multiplexing (TDM).

5.4 Spread Spectrum and Frequency Hopping.

5.5 Cellular Concept.

5.6 Spectral Efficiency and Cellular Schemes.

Chapter 6 Design Parameters at the Base Station.

6.1 Antenna Locations.

6.2 Antenna Spacing and Antenna Heights.

6.3 Antenna Configurations.

6.4 Noise Environment.

6.5 Power and Field Strength Conversions.

Chapter 7 Design Parameters at the Mobile Unit.

7.1 Antenna Spacing and Antenna Heights.

7.2 Mobile Unit Standing Still and in Motion.

7.3 Independent Samples and Sampling Rate.

7.4 Directional Antennas and Diversity Schemes.

7.4.1 Directional Antennas.

7.5 Frequency Dependency and Independency.

7.6 Noise Environment.

7.7 Antenna Connections and Locations on the Mobile Unit.

7.8 Field Component Diversity Antennas.

Chapter 8 Signaling and Channel Access.

8.1 Criteria of Signaling Design.

8.2 False-Alarm Rate.

8.3 Word-Error Rate.

8.4 Channel Assignment.

8.5 Switching Capacity Consideration.

Chapter 9 Cellular CDMA.

9.1 Why CDMA?

9.2 Narrowband (NB) Wave Propagation.

9.3 Wideband (WB) Signal Propagation.

9.4 Key Elements in Designing Cellular.

9.5 Spread Techniques in Modulation.

9.6 Description of DS Modulation.

9.7 Capacities of Multiple-Access Schemes.

9.8 Reduction of Near-Far Ratio Interference in CDMA.

9.9 Natural Attributes of CDMA.

Chapter 10 Microcell Systems.

10.1 Design of a Conventional Cellular System.

10.2 Description of New Microcell System Design.

10.3 Analysis of Capacity and Voice Quality.

10.4 Reduction of Hand-offs.

10.5 System Capacity.

10.6 Attributes of Microcell.

Chapter 11 Miscellaneous Related Systems.

11.1 PCS (Personal Communications Service).

11.2 Portable Telephone Systems.

11.3 Air-to-Ground Communications.

11.4 Land-Mobile/Satellite Communications System.




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