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Propagation Handbook for Wireless Communication System Design




ISBN 9780849308208
Published July 11, 2003 by CRC Press
320 Pages 300 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book 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

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