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Optical and Wireless Communications

Next Generation Networks, 1st Edition

By Matthew N.O. Sadiku

CRC Press

264 pages | 109 B/W Illus.

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Optical and wireless technologies are being introduced into the global communications infrastructure at an astonishing pace. Both are revolutionizing the industry and will undoubtedly dominate its future, yet in the crowded curricula in most electrical engineering programs, there is no room in typical data communications courses for proper coverage of these "next generation" technologies.

Optical and Wireless Communications: Next Generation Networks covers both types of networks in a unique presentation designed for a one-semester course for senior undergraduate or graduate engineering students. Part I: Optical Networks covers optical fibers, transmitters, receivers, multiplexers, amplifiers, and specific networks, including FDDI, SONET, fiber channel, and wavelength-routed networks. Part II:Wireless Networks examines fundamental concepts and specific wireless networks, such as LAN, ATM, wireless local loop, and wireless PBXs. This section also explores cellular technologies and satellite communications.

Eventually, next generation networks will be as ubiquitous as traditional telephone networks, and today's engineering students must be prepared to meet the challenges of optical and wireless systems development and deployment. Filled with illustrations, examples, and end-of-chapter problems, Optical and Wireless Communications: Next Generation Networks provides a brief but comprehensive introduction to these technologies that will help future engineers build the foundation they need for success.

Table of Contents

Preface

Table of

Introduction

PART 1: OPTICAL NETWORKS

OPTICAL FIBERS

Why Optical Fiber?

A Glimpse of History

Optical Fibers

Fiber Loss and Dispersion

OPTICAL TRANSMITTERS AND RECEIVERS

Optical Sources

Optical Transmitters

Optical Detectors

Optical Receivers

OPTICAL MULTIPLEXERS AND AMPLIFIERS

WDM Lightwave Systems

DWDM Lightwave Systems

OTDM Lightwave Systems

SCM Lightwave Systems

CDM Lightwave Systems

Optical Amplifiers

OPTICAL NETWORKS

FDDI Networks

SONET

Fibre Channel

Broadcast-and-Select WDM Networks

Wavelength-Routed Networks

Undersea Networks

Emerging Technologies

PART 2: WIRELESS NETWORKS

FUNDAMENTALS OF WIRELESS NETWORKS

A Glimpse of History

Propagation Characteristics

Modulation Techniques

Multiple Access Techniques

WIRELESS NETWORKING

Wireless LAN

Wireless ATM

Wireless Local Loop

Wireless PBXs

Wireless PAN

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGIES

The Cellular Concept

Personal Communications Systems

Cellular Digital Packet Data

SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS

Satellite Fundamentals

Orbital Characteristics

VSAT Networks

Fixed Satellite Service

Mobile Satellite Service

Bibliography

Glossary

Appendix: List of Physical Constants

Index

Each chapter also includes a summary, references, and problems.

About the Series

Electrical Engineering & Applied Signal Processing Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical
TEC041000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications
TEC061000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications