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Fixed Broadband Wireless Communications: Principles and Practical Applications: Principles and Practical Applications (paperback)

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Fixed Broadband Wireless Communications: Principles and Practical Applications: Principles and Practical Applications (paperback)


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  • Copyright 2004
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/4"
  • Pages: 384
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-288602-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-288602-4

In Fixed Broadband Wireless Communications, wireless consultant Dr. Douglas Morais introduces today's most advanced fixed broadband wireless solutions for delivering multi-megabit voice and Internet/data services from "long-haul" to "last mile" applications. Morais covers virtually everything working professionals need to know to implement reliable, high-performance systems, from basic theory to advanced optimization. He reviews signal formats, microwave propagation, link optimization, diversity, and point-to-point systems-both licensed and unlicensed. He then introduces state-of-the-art point-to-multipoint and mesh systems, covering TDD, FDD, TDMA, FDMA, CDMA, OFDM, OFDMA, MIMO, Adaptive Beamforming, and emerging standards such as WiMAX supported 802.16/16a and HIPERMAN.

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1. Introduction.

Fixed Broadband Wireless: A Definition. Brief History of Fixed Wireless. Primary Fixed Wireless Applications. Alternative Technologies. Coverage Methods.

2. Fixed Wireless Payload: Digital Data.

Introduction. Circuit Switched Data. Packet Switched Data. Digitized Video. The Service Channel. Wayside Channels.

3. Mathematical Tools for Digital Transmission Analysis.

Introduction. Spectral Analysis of Non-periodic Functions. Statistical Methods.

4. Fixed Wireless Digital Modulation: The Basic Principles.

Introduction. Principles of Baseband Data Transmission. Linear Modulation Systems. Nonlinear Modulation, 4-Level FSK. Transmission Frequency Components.

5. The Fixed Wireless Path.

Introduction. Antennas. Free Space Propagation. Received Signal Level. Fading Phenomena. External Interference. Outage and Unavailability. Outage Analysis. Diversity Techniques for Improved Availability.

6. Link Performance Optimization in the Presence of Path Anomalies and Implementation Imperfections.

Introduction. Forward Error Correction Coding. Adaptive Equalization. Cross-Polarization Interference Cancellation (XPIC). Automatic Transmitter Power Control (ATPC).

7. Point-to-Point Systems in Licensed Frequency Bands.

Introduction. Spectrum Management Authorities. Frequency Band Channel Arrangements and Their Multihop Application. Popular Frequency Bands. Single- and Multichannel System Architectures. Typical Radio Terminals.

8. Point-to-Point Systems in Unlicensed Frequency Bands.

Introduction. Spread Spectrum Techniques. Unlicensed Frequency Bands. Typical Radio Terminal: The Plessey Broadband Wireless MDR 2400/5800 SR, 4 T1/E1 plus 10BaseT, 2.4/5.8 GHz, DSSS CCK Unit.

9. Fixed Broadband Wireless Access Systems.

Introduction. Multiple Access Schemes. Transmission Signal Duplexing. Medium Access Control (MAC). Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation (DBA). Adaptive Modulation. Non-Line-of Sight (NLOS) Techniques. Mesh Networks. Air Interface Standards. Popular Frequency Bands. Two Commercial PMP Systems.

Appendix: Helpful Mathematical Identities.

Abbreviations and Acronyms.



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