Physical Principles of Wireless Communications / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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Wireless communications are based on the launching, propagation, and detection of electromagnetic waves emitted primarily at radio or microwave frequencies. Their history can be traced back to the mid-19th century when James Clerk Maxwell formulated the basic laws of electromagnetism and Heinrich Hertz demonstrated the propagation of radio waves across his laboratory. Recent engineering breakthroughs have led to wireless communication systems that have not only revolutionized modern lifestyles, but have also launched new industries.
Based on the author's course in the physics of wireless communications, Physical Principles of Wireless Communications provides students with a solid foundation in modern wireless communication systems. It offers rigorous analyses of the devices and physical mechanisms that constitute the physical layers of these systems. Starting with a review of Maxwell's equations, the textbook details the operation of antennas and antenna arrays, teaching students how to perform the necessary design calculations. It also explores the propagation of electromagnetic waves, leading to important descriptions of mean path loss.
The text also reviews the principles of probability theory, enabling students to calculate the margins that must be allowed to account for statistical variation in path loss. In addition, it covers the physics of Geostationary Earth Orbiting (GEO) satellites and Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) satellites so students may evaluate and make first-order designs of satellite communications (SATCOM) systems.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)|
Table of Contents
AN INTRODUCTION TO MODERN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS A Brief History of Wireless Communications Faraday, Maxwell, and Hertz: The Discovery of Electromagnetic Waves Guglielmo Marconi, Inventor of Wireless Communications Developments in the Vacuum Electronics Era (1906 to 1947)
The Modern Era in Wireless Communications (1947 to the Present)
Basic Concepts Information Capacity of a Communication Channel Antenna Fundamentals The Basic Layout of a Wireless Communications System Decibels and Link Budgets
Characteristics of Some Modern Communication Systems Mobile Communication Systems and Cell Phones Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) of Computers SATCOM Systems
The Plan of This Book
NOISE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS Fundamental Noise Concepts Radiation Resistance and Antenna Efficiency Nyquist Noise Theorem, Antenna Temperature, and Receiver Noise Equivalent Circuit of Antenna and Receiver for Calculating Noise
Contributions to Antenna Temperature Cosmic Noise Atmospheric Noise Big Bang Noise (Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation)
Noise in Specific Systems Noise in Pagers Noise in Cell Phones Noise in Millimeter Wave SATCOM
ANTENNAS A Brief Review of Electromagnetism Maxwell's Equations and Boundary Conditions The Vector Potential, A, and the Inhomogeneous Helmholtz Equation
Radiation from a Hertzian Dipole Solution of the Inhomogeneous Helmholtz Equation in the Vector Potential A Near Fields and Far Fields of a Hertzian Dipole Basic Antenna Parameters Directive Gain, Directivity, and Gain Radiation Resistance of a Hertzian Dipole Antenna Electrically Short Dipole Antenna (Length
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