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Propagation Handbook for Wireless Communication System Design

1st Edition

By Robert K. Crane

CRC Press

320 pages | 300 B/W Illus.

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Description

Data and models for better systems design

Atmospheric gases, building materials, the weather … The propagation of wireless communications signals depends upon a whole range of factors, any or all of which can have a significant impact on the quality of a signal. Data generated by careful measurement of signals propagating under various environmental conditions are therefore fundamental to designing and building efficient, robust, and economical communication systems.

This handbook presents models that describe that data and make predictions for conditions that will affect operational systems. The author-chair of the science panel for the ACTS propagation experiment-focuses on EM waves of 0.3 to 300 GHz propagating through the lower atmosphere. The handbook describes the physical phenomena that can affect propagation, presents sample measurements and statistics, and provides models that system designers can use to calculate their link budgets and estimate the limitations the atmosphere could place on their designs.

Communications engineers around the world need this information readily at hand, not scattered throughout the literature. For engineers and systems designers involved in communications, navigation, radar, or remote sensing, the Propagation Handbook for Wireless Communication System Design will quickly become a standard and heavily relied-upon reference.

Table of Contents

PROPAGATION PHENOMENA AFFECTING WIRELESS SYSTEMS

Types of Systems

Design Criteria

Antenna Considerations

Propagation Effects

Propagation Models

Model Verification

Statistics and Risk

List of Symbols

References

PROPAGATION FUNDAMENTALS

Maxwell's Equations

Plane Waves

Spherical Waves

Reflection and Refraction

Geometrical Optics

Ray Tracing

Scalar Diffraction Theory

Geometrical Theory of Diffraction

List of Symbols

References

ABSORPTION

Molecular Absorption

Absorption on a Slant Path

ACTS Statistics

List of Symbols

References

REFRACTION

Ray Bending

Path Delay

Scintillation

List of Symbols

References

ATTENUATION BY CLOUDS AND RAIN

Rain

Rain Attenuation

Seasonal Rain Attenuation Statistics

Fade Duration

Fade Rate

Rain Attenuation Models

List of Symbols

References

APPENDICES

INDEX

Short TOC

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