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Wireless Personal Communications: Trends and Challenges presents a wide range of current research activities in wireless communications, reflecting the rapid growth and maturity of the wireless industry. Although overcoming the propagation characteristics of the wireless channel will remain the unique problem confronted by wireless system designers, a plethora of innovative techniques for equalization and interference rejection have emerged. New applications of wireless systems have also been proposed and implemented, ranging from high data rate paging to video transmission. Research in code division multiple access (CDMA) has begun to move from performance evaluation to system design. Research also continues on a broad range of simulation, coding and multiple access techniques. As the wireless community has expanded, there has been a need to draw upon expertise in seemingly disjoint disciplines such as semiconductor design and fabrication, and human factors. In this book, the large number of chapters with multiple authors and from multiple institutions is indicative of the collaborative nature of wireless research, necessitated by the increasing complexity and breadth of wireless systems.
Wireless Personal Communications: Trends and Challenges is organized into five sections, each focusing on a distinct set of issues in wireless communications. It is an excellent reference and may be used as a text for advanced courses on wireless communications.
Preface. I: Propagation Equalization and Interference Rejection. 1. Measured 900 MHz Complex Impulse Responses in Mountainous Terrain: Relationship to Topographical Map Data; R.L. Kirlin, W. Du, Y. Cui, G. Robertson, Y. Zhang, P.F. Driessen. 2. Blind Adaptive Antenna Arrays for Increased Capacity in Cellular Communications; S.V. Schell, W.A. Gardner. 3. Reverse Channel Performance Improvements in CDMA Cellular Communication Systems Employing Adaptive Antennas; J.C. Liberti, T.S. Rappaport. 4. A New Equalizer for Wideband OFDM Over a Frequency-Selective Fading Channel; M. Fattouche, H. Zaghloul. 5. Recent Developments in Applying Neural Nets to Equalization and Interference Rejection; I. Howitt, V. Vermuri, T.C. Hsia, J.H. Reed. 6. Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum Interference Rejection Using Vector Space Projection Techniques; J.F. Doherty. 7. Solving the Near/Far Problem: Exploitation of Spatial and Spectral Diversity in Wireless Personal Communication Networks; B.G. Agee. II: PCS Applications. 8. A Narrowband PCS Advanced Messaging System; W. Roehr, R. Petrovic, D. Cameron. 9. Multicarrier Permutation Modulation for Narrowband PCS; R. Petrovic, W. Roehr, D. Cameron. 10. Video Compression for Wireless Communications; T.H. Meng, E.K. Tsern, A.C. Hung, S.S. Hemami, B.M. Gordon. III: Code Division Multiple Access. 11. A Low-Power Handheld Frequency-Hopped Spread Spectrum Transceiver Hardware Architecture; J. Min, A. Rofougaran, V. Lin, M. Jensen, H. Samueli, A. Abidi, G. Pottie, Y. Rahmat-Samii. 12. An Overview of Broadband CDMA; G.R. Lomp, D.L. Schilling, L.B. Milstein. 13. Performance of Direct-Sequence Code-Division Multiple-Access Using Trellis-Coded Orthogonal Signalling; S.L. Miller. 14. Noncoherent Spread Spectrum Receiver with Joint Detection and Synchronization Using Modified Matched FIR Filters; P.G. Schelbert, W.J. Burmeister, M.A. Belkerdid. 15. Optimum Acquisition Method Using Parallel Partial Correlator for Spread Spectrum Communication; D. Kim, H. Kim. IV: Simulation, Coding and Multiple Access. 16. Important Sampling Methodologies for Simulation of Wireless Communication Links; W.A. Al-Qaq, M. Devetsikiotis, J.K. Townsend. 17. Markov Models for Burst Errors in Radio Communications Channels; S. Srinivas, K.S. Shanmugan. 18. Application of Variable-Rate Convolutional Code for Mobile Communications; Y.-O. Park. 19. Reservation versus Demand-Assignment Multiplex Strategies for Packet Voice Communication Systems; J.L. Sobrinho, J.M. Brázio. V: Perspectives on Wireless Communication. 20. The First Antenna, Wireless Telegraph, and Personal Communications Sytem (PCS) in Virginia; G.H. Hagn, E. Lyon. 21. Mobile Communications: an IC Designer's Perspective; M. Schwartz. 22. Network Connection and Traffic Interchange Agreements — a Wireless Personal Communications Opportunity; J.D. Profitt. 23. Whither Personal Communications; L.U. Dworkin, L.L. Taylor. Index.