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Broadcasting and Optical Communication Technology

1st Edition

By Richard C. Dorf

CRC Press

424 pages | 188 B/W Illus.

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In two editions spanning more than a decade, The Electrical Engineering Handbook stands as the definitive reference to the multidisciplinary field of electrical engineering. Our knowledge continues to grow, and so does the Handbook. For the third edition, it has been expanded into a set of six books carefully focused on a specialized area or field of study. Broadcasting and Optical Communication Technology represents a concise yet definitive collection of key concepts, models, and equations in the fields of broadcasting and optical communication, thoughtfully gathered for convenient access.

Addressing the challenges involved in modern communications networks, Broadcasting and Optical Communication Technology explores communications, information theory, and devices, covering all the basic information needed for a thorough understanding of these areas. It also examines the emerging areas of adaptive estimation and optical communication, including lightwave technology, long-distance fiber optic communications, and photonic networks. Articles include defining terms, references, and sources of further information.

Encompassing the work of the world's foremost experts in their respective specialties, Broadcasting and Optical Communication Technology presents the latest developments, the broadest scope of coverage, and new material on mobile communications. It offers fast, convenient access to specialists in need of detailed reference on the job.

Table of Contents



. Modulation and Demodulation; Richard C. Dorf and Zhen Wan

. Radio Broadcasting; Jerry C. Whitaker

. Television Systems; Jerry C. Whitaker

. High-Definition Television; Martin S. Roden

. Digital Audio Broadcasting; Stanley Salek and Almon H. Clegg

Equalization; Richard C. Dorf and Zhen Wan

Optical Communication

. Lightwave Technology for Video Transmission; Thomas E. Darcie

. Long Distance Fiber Optic Communications; Joseph C. Palais

. Photonic Networks; Alan E. Willner and Reza Khosravani

Computer Networks

. Computer Communication Networks; John N. Daigle

. Local Area Networks; Sarhan M. Musa and Matthew N.O. Sadiku

. The Intelligent Network; Richard B. Robrock II

. Mobile Internet; Apostolis K. Salkintzis and Nikos Passas

. Quality of Service in Packet-Switched Networks; Stan McClellan and Remzi Seker

Ad Hoc Wireless Networks; Mohammad Ilyas

Information Theory

. Signal Detection; H. Vincent Poor

. Noise; Carl G. Looney

. Stochastic Processes; Carl G. Looney

. The Sampling Theorem; Robert J. Marks II

. Channel Capacity; Sergio Verdú

. Data Compression; Joy A. Thomas and Thomas M. Cover

Satellites and Aerospace; Daniel F. DiFonzo

Digital Video Processing; Todd R. Reed

Low Sample Support Adaptive Parameter Estimation and Packet-Data Detection for Mobile Communications; Haoli Qian, Stella N. Batalama, and Dimitri Kazakos

Bandwidth Efficient Modulation in Optical Communications; Moncef B. Tayahi and Banmali S. Rawat

Phase-Locked Loop; Steven L. Maddy

Telemetry; Stephen Horan

Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Communication Systems; William H. Tranter and Kurt L. Kosbar


Introduction; Ronald J. Tallarida

. Greek Alphabet

. International System of Units (SI)

. Conversion Constants and Multipliers

. Physical Constants

. Symbols and Terminology for Physical and Chemical Quantities

. Credits

. Probability for Electrical and Computer Engineers; Charles W. Therrien


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SCIENCE / Optics