1st Edition

4G Wireless Communication Networks Design Planning and Applications

    512 Pages
    by River Publishers

    The revolution in wireless communication technology was initiated in the nineties leading to the development of new mobile communication systems including GSM,, GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA, WLAN, HSDPA, WiMAX and recently LTE-Advanced. These technologies have revolutionized the way and manner modern communication is undertaken. The revolution is not only in network design but also in new devices, handsets and Internet enabled devices. It is impossible for these technologies to be created without the support of other fields such as advanced signal processing techniques including OFDM, MIMO, coding, voice, image and video compression. These developments have also created the migration in focus from fixed telephony to IP telephony with complimentary consequences in the use of social networking and online retail and sales. As welcome as the new developments are, the overwhelming depth of technical expertise required to understand and follow the progress in technology advancement makes it harder and harder for the telecommunication engineer to follow without a logical and detailed compendium of the major concepts leading to these advancements.This book is a detailed compendium of these major advancements focusing exclusively on the emerging broadband wireless communication technologies which support broadband wireless data rate transmissions. S everal applications of the wireless communication networks including health care, underground communication, biomedical and bio-telemetry systems are detailed in the book. Technical topics:• Cellular communication concepts• CDMA, WCDMA, WiMAX, LTE-Advanced and Zigbee• Fading, diffraction and propagation models• Block and error control coding in modern communication networks including msequences, OVSF, Gold and Golay codes• OFDM and MIMO• Multi-carrier and cooperative communication techniques• Applications of wireless communication networks• Optical networks• Electromagnetic interference

    1. Cellular Mobile Communication Concepts 2. Radio Wave Propagation Models for Cellular Communications 3. Diffraction Models 4. Fading in Cellular Networks 5. OFDMA and SC-FDMA BER Performance for Rayleigh and Nakagami-m Fading Channels 6. SC-FDMA BER Performance for MMSE Equalized Fading Channels 7. Codes in Third and Fourth Generation Networks 8. Code Planning in WCDMA (UMTS) 9. Spread Spectrum 10. Planning of WCDMA Networks 11. WiMAX Technology 12. Planning and Dimensioning of WiMAX Networks 13. Introduction to LTE-Advanced 14. Developing a Computationally-Efficient Dynamic System-Level LTE Simulator 15. Multi-Carrier Cooperative Wireless Communication 16. Channel Allocation 17. Wireless Systems Operating Underground 18. Virtual MIMO Using Energy Efficient Network Coding in Sleep Apnoea Monitoring Systems 19. Electromagnetic Interference Immunity Enhancement Techniques and Applications 20. Gbps Data Transmission in Biomedical and Communications Instruments 21. All-Optical Signal Processing Circuits Using Multimode Interference Structures on Silicon Waveguides 22. A Low Noise Self-Cascode Configuration Operational Transconductance Amplifier (OTA) for Bandgap Reference Voltage Circuit


    Johnson I. Agbinya, Mari Carmen Aguayo-Torres, Ryszard Klempous