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Published December 22, 2007 by CRC Press
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Book Description

This volume, RF and Microwave Applications and Systems, includes a wide range of articles that discuss RF and microwave systems used for communication and radar and heating applications. Commercial, avionics, medical, and military applications are addressed. An overview of commercial communications systems is provided. Past, current, and emerging cellular systems, navigation systems, and satellite-based systems are discussed. Specific voice and data commercial systems are investigated more thoroughly in individual chapters that follow. Detailed discussions of military electronics, avionics, and radar (both military and automotive) are provided in separate chapters. A chapter focusing on FR/microwave energy used for therapeutic medicine is also provided.

Systems considerations including thermal, mechanical, reliability, power management, and safety are discussed in separate chapters. Engineering processes are also explored in articles about corporate initiatives, cost modeling, and design reviews. The book closes with a discussion of the underlying physics of electromagnetic propagation and interference.




In addition to new chapters on WiMAX and broadband cable, nearly every existing chapter features extensive updates and several were completely rewritten to reflect the massive changes areas such as radio navigation and electronic warfare.

Table of Contents

Introduction, P. Fay
Overview of Microwave Engineering, M. Golio

MICROWAVE AND RF PRODUCT APPLICATIONS
Nomadic Communications, Dr.A.D Kucar
Cellular Mobile Telephony, P.G. Flikkema
WiMAX, B.S.Bisla
Broadband Wireless Access: High Rate, Point to Multipoint, Fixed Antenna Systems, B. Petry
Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN), J. Paviol, C. Andren, and J. Fakatselis
802.11g and Repeater/Range Extenders, J. Paviol, A. Petrick, and B. O 'Hara
Wireless Personal Area Network Communications, an Application Overview, I.C.Gifford
Analog Fiber-Optic Links, W.D. Jemison and A.C. Paolella
Satellite Communications Systems, R.K. Gupta
Satellite-Based Cellular Communications, N.V. Jespersen
Electronics for Defense Applications, M.J. Biercuk and J.C. Zolper
Microwave and RF Avionics Applications, J.L. Bartlett
Continuous Wave Radar, J.C. Wiltse and S.O. Piper
Pulse Radar, M.L. Belcher,Jr. and J.T. Nessmith
Automotive Radar, M.S. Gupta
Ground Penetrating Radar, C.M. Rappaport
New Frontiers for RF/Microwaves in Therapeutic Medicine, A. Rosen, H.D. Rosen, and S.D. Edwards

SYSTEMS CONSIDERATIONS
Thermal Analysis and Design of Electronic Systems, A. Bar-Cohen, K.J.L. Geisler, and A.D. Kraus
Electronic Hardware Reliability, D. Das and M. Pecht
Safety and Environmental Issues, J.M. Osepchuk and R.C. Petersen
Signal Characterization and Modulation Theory, J.F. Sevic
Productivity Initiatives, M. Golio
Cost Modeling, L.M. Farrer
Engineering Design Review Process, L.M. Farrer
Power Supply Management, B.A. McDonald, G.K. Schoneman, and D.E. Jenkins
Low Voltage/Low Power Microwave Electronics, M. Golio

UNDERLYING PHYSICS
Maxwell's Equations, N.E. Buris
Wave Propagation in Free Space, M. Sadiku and S.R. Nelatury
Guided Wave Propagation and Transmission Lines, W.R. Deal, V.Radisic, Y.Qian, and T. Itoh
The Effects of Multipath Fading in Wireless Communication Systems, W. Stark
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), A. Riddle
Appendix A: Mathematics, Symbols, and Physical Constants, H.M. Harris
Appendix B: Microwave Engineering Appendix, J.P. Wendler
Index

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