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Essentials of Radio Wave Propagation

Essentials of Radio Wave Propagation

by Christopher Haslett


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ISBN-13: 9780521875653
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/31/2007
Series: Cambridge Wireless Essentials Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Christopher Haslett is the principal propagation adviser at Ofcom, the UK communication industries regulator. As well as experience conducting and directing research projects, he has many years' industrial radio-planning experience with Cable and Wireless plc., and as director of planning and optimization at Aircom International Ltd., where he directed the optimization of UMTS networks. He was also a senior lecturer at the University of Glamorgan.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Propagation in free space and the aperture antenna; 2. Point-to-area transmission; 3. The effect of obstacles; 4. Reflection, scatter and penetration; 5. Estimating the received signal strength in complex environments; 6. Atmospheric effects; 7. System design and interference management; 8. Software-based tools; 9. Summary; Appendix: A1. The decibel scale; A2. Phasor arithmetic and phasor diagrams; A3. Formula sheet; A4. Explanation of link budget; Bibliography; References; Author's biography.

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