As the research for future fourth generation (4G)mobile communication systems has been launched worldwide in major companies and academic institutions, forward-thinking professionals are striving to gain a thorough understanding of the cutting-edge technologies and design techniques that will make these systems work. This unique new book helps you do just that. It provides you with a comprehensive introduction to multicarrier techniques for 4G mobile communications with a special focus on the analytical aspects. Radio channel characteristics and phenomena are explained along with discussions on the advantages and disadvantages of OFDM scheme. You get in-depth explanations of new multicarrier-related techniques, MC-CDMA, research on several 4G systems and a look at several problems to be overcome regarding these systems.
About the Author
Shinsuke Hara is an associate professor in the advanced communications laboratory, department of electronics, information systems, and energy engineering in the graduate school of engineering, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan. Dr. Hara received her B.E., M.S. and Ph.D. in communication engineering from Osaka University. Ramjee Prasad is wireless information and multimedia chair and co-director of the Center for PersonKommunikation at Aalborg University. He is the author of CDMA for Wireless Personal Communications (Artech House, 1996) and Universal Wireless Personal Communications (Artech House, 1998), co-author of IP/ATM Mobile Satellite Networks (Artech House, 2002) and OFDM for Wireless Multimedia Communications (Artech House, 2000), and co-editor of Third Generation Mobile Communication Systems (Artech House, 2000), WCDMA: Towards IP Mobility and Mobile Internet (Artech House, 2001), and Wireless IP and Building the Mobile Internet (Artech House, 2003).
Table of Contents
Dedication. Preface. Acknowledgement. Authors' Biographies. Introduction. Characteristics of Multipath Fading Channels. Principle and History of MCM/OFDM. OFDM Characteristics. Pilot-Assisted DFT Window Timing/Frequency Offset Synchronization and Subcarrier Recovery. Blind Maximum Likelihood-Based Joint DFT Window Timing/Frequency Offset/DFT Window Width Estimation. Coded OFDM Scheme to Gain Frequency Diversity Effect. Applications of OFDM. Combination of OFDM and CDMA. Future Research Directions. List of Abbreviations. List of Keywords.