Wireless Crash Course / Edition 1by Paul Bedell
Pub. Date: 03/13/2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Get a complete overview of the rapidly evolving field of wireless telecommunications, including the basics of wireless networks, essential technologies, applications, and markets. The new, completely updated edition of this practical resource offers clear, easy-to-follow explanations of fundamental design and operation concepts, and delves into the very latest advancements in the field. Real-world examples, photos, and diagrams from the wireless industry are included throughout the book.
Wireless Crash Course covers all aspects of wireless system operations and features all-new information on digital wireless technologies, including 3G (UMTS and CDMA 3X), Bluetooth, Ultra Wideband (UWB), Wi-Fi, WiMAX, GPRS, SMS, and a multitude of new applications and services driving wireless growth. This is a must-have resource for all current and aspiring wireless telecommunications professionals, including IT staff, business decision-makers, marketing and sales staff, and students.
Table of ContentsChapter 1: History of Radio Communications.Chapter 2: Cellular Market Regulatory Structure. Chapter 3: Fundamental Wireless System Design and Components. Chapter 4: The Cell Base Station. Chapter 5: Radio-Frequency Channelization. Chapter 6: Radio-Frequency Propagation. Chapter 7: Wireless Communication System Towers. Chapter 8: Antennas and Radio-Frequency Power. Chapter 9: Base Station Equipment and Radio-Frequency Signal Flow. Chapter 10: Wireless System Capacity Engineering. Chapter 11: Cellular Regulatory Processes. Chapter 12: Enhancers and Microcells. Chapter 13: Design Tools and Testing Methods. Chapter 14: The Mobile Switching Center. Chapter 15: The N-AMPS Standard. Chapter 16: The Fixed Network and System Connectivity. Chapter 17: Microwave Radio Systems. Chapter 18: Wireless Interconnection to the Public Switched Telephone Network. Chapter 19: Cellular Call Processing. Chapter 20: Roaming and Intercarrier Networking. Chapter 21: Wireless Fraud. (and more...)
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