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2nd Edition

The Communications Handbook

Edited By

Jerry D. Gibson

ISBN 9780849309670
Published April 29, 2002 by CRC Press
1616 Pages 2 Color & 836 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

For more than six years, The Communications Handbook stood as the definitive, one-stop reference for the entire field. With new chapters and extensive revisions that reflect recent technological advances, the second edition is now poised to take its place on the desks of engineers, researchers, and students around the world.

From fundamental theory to state-of-the-art applications, The Communications Handbook covers more areas of specialty with greater depth that any other handbook available.

  • Telephony
  • Communication networks
  • Optical communications
  • Satellite communications
  • Wireless communications
  • Source compression
  • Data recording

Expertly written, skillfully presented, and masterfully compiled, The Communications Handbook provides a perfect balance of essential information, background material, technical details, and international telecommunications standards. Whether you design, implement, buy, or sell communications systems, components, or services, you'll find this to be the one resource you can turn to for fast, reliable, answers.

Table of Contents

Complex Envelope Representations for Modulated Signals, Leon W. Couch, II
Sampling, Hwei P. Hsu
Pulse Code Modulation, Leon W. Couch, II
Probabilities and Random Variables, Michael O' Flynn
Random Processes, Autocorrelation, and Spectral Densities, Lew E. Franks
Queuing, Richard H. Williams
Multiplexing, Martin S. Roden
Pseudonoise Sequences, Tor Helleseth and P. Vijay Kumar
D/A and A/D Convertors, Susan A.R. Garrod
Signal Space, Rodger E. Ziemer
Channel Models, David E. Smith
Optimum Receivers, Geoffrey C. Orsak
Telecommunications Standardization, Spiros Dimolitsas and Michael Onufry
Forward Error Correction Coding, V.K. Bhargava and I.J. Fair
Automatic Repeat Request, David Haccoun and Samuel Pierre
Spread Spectrum Communications, Laurence B. Milstein and Marvin K. Simon
Diversity, J. Paulraj
Information Theory, Bixio Rimoldi and Reuiger Urbanke
Digital Communication System Performance, Bernard Sklar
Synchronization, Costas N. Georgihades
Digital Modulation Techniques, Ezio Biglieri

POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service), A. Michael Noll
FDM Hierarchy, Pierre Catala
Analog Telephone Channels and the Subscriber Loop, Whitham D. Reeve
Baseband Signalling and Pulse Shaping, Michael L. Honig and Melbourne Barton
Channel Equalization, John G. Proakis
PCM Codec Filters, Michael D. Floyd and Garth D. Hillman
Digital Hierarchy, B.P. Lathi and Maynard A. Wright
Line Coding, Joseph L. LoCicero and Bhasker P. Patel
Telecommunications Network Synchronization, Madihally J. Narasimha
Echo Cancellation, Giovanni Cherubini

The OSI Seven-Layer Model, Fred Halsall
Ethernet Networks, Ramesh R. Rao
FDDI, Biao Chen, Wei Zhao, Nicholas Malcolm
Broadband Local Area Networks, Joseph A. Bannister
Multiple Access Methods, Izhak Rubin
Routing and Flow Control, Rene L. Cruz
Transport Layer, A. Udaya Shankar
Gigabit Networks, Jonathan M. Smith
Local Area Networks, Thomas G. Robertazzi
Asynchronous Time Division Switching, Achille Pattavina
Internetworking, Harrell J. Van Norman
Architectural Framework for ATM Networks: Broadband Network Services, Gerald A. Marin, Raif O. Onvural
Control and Management in Next Generation Networks: Challenges and Opportunities, A.R Modarressi and S. Mohan NEW!

Fiber Optic Communications Systems, Joseph C. Palais
Optical Fibers and Lightwave Propagation, Paul Diament
Optical Source for Telecommunications, N.K. Dutta and N. Choudhury
Optical Transmitters, Alistair J. Price, Ken D. Pedrotti
Optical Receivers, Richard G. Smith, B.L. Kasper
Fiber Optic Connectors and Splices, William C. Young
Passive Optical Components, Joseph C. Palais
Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers, Daniel J. Blumenthal, Nitin C. Kothari
Optical Amplifiers, Anders Bjarklev
Coherent Systems, Shinji Yamashita
Fiber Optic Applications, Chung-Sheng Li
Wavelength Division Multiplexed Systems and Applications, Mari W. Maeda

Geostationary Communications Satellites and Applications, Bruce R. Elbert
Satellite Systems, Robert L. Douglas
The Earth Station, David R. Pritchard
Satellite Transmission Impairments, Louis J. Ippolito, Jr.
Satellite Link Design, Peter P. Nuspl, Jahangir A. Tehrani
The Calculation of System Temperature for a Microwave Receiver, Wilbur L. Pritchard
Onboard Switching and Processing, Ahmed KJ Elhakeem
Path Diversity, Curt A. Levis
Mobile Satellite Systems, John Lodge and Michael Moher
Satellite Antennas, Yeonhming Hwang and Youn Ho Choung
Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS), Erwin C. Hudson

Wireless Personal Communications: A Perspective, Donald C. Cox
Modulation Methods, Gordon L. St¨ uber
Access Methods, Bernd-Peter Paris
Rayleigh Fading Channels, Bernard Sklar
Space-Time Processing, Arogyaswami J. Paulraj
Location Strategies for Personal Communications Services, Ravi Jain, Yi-Bing Lin, and Seshadri Mohan
Cell Design Principles, Michel Daoud Yacoub
Microcellular Radio Communications, Raymond Steele
Microcellular Reuse Patterns, Michel D. Yacoub and Paula R. C. Gomez NEW!
Fixed and Dynamic Channel Assignment, Bijan Jabbari
Radiolocation Techniques, Gordon L. St¨ uber and James J. Caffery, Jr.
Power Control, Roman Pichna and Qiang Wang
Enhancements in Second Generation Systems, Marc Delprat and Vinod Kumar
The Pan-European Cellular System, Lajos Hanzo
Speech and Channel Coding for North American TDMA Cellular Systems, Paul Mermelstein
The British Cordless Telephone Standard: CT-, Lajos Hanzo
Half-Rate Standards, Wai-Yip Chan, Ira Gerson, and Toshio Miki
Wireless Video Communications, Madhukar Budagavi and Raj Talluri
Wireless LANs, Suresh Singh
Wireless Data, Allen H. Levesque and Kaveh Pahlavan
Wireless ATM: Interworking Aspects, Melbourne Barton, Matthew Cheng, and Li Fung Chang
Wireless ATM: QoS and Mobility Management, Bala Rajagopalan and Daniel Reininger
An Overview of cdmaWCDMA, and EDGE, Tero Ojanperä and Steven D. Gray
Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) Wireless Systems, Helmut Bölcskei and Arogyaswami J. Paulraj NEW!
Near-Instantaneously Adaptive Wireless Transceivers of the Near Future, Lie-Liang Yang and Lajos Hanz NEW!
Ad-Hoc Routing Techniques for Wireless LANS, A.K. Elhakeen NEW!


Lossless Compression, Khalid Sayood, Nasir D. Memon
Facsimile, Khalid Sayood, Nasir D. Memon
Speech, Boneung Koo
Video, Eric Dubois
Audio Coding, Peter Noll
Cable, Jeff Hamilton, Mark Kolber, Charles Schell, Len Taupier
Video Servers, Narasimha Reddy, Roger Haskin
Videoconferencing, Madhukar Budagavi

Magnetic Storage, Jaekyun Moon
Magnetic-Optical Disk Data Storage, Masud Mansuripur

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"The Communications Handbook is an extensive, scholarly, professional level resource to the practical applications of electrical engineering technology for telephones, communication networks, data recording, source compression, and much more. The Communications Handbook is strongly recommended as being an utterly exhaustive reference resource which is packed from cover to cover with extensive in-depth science and technical applications."

Michael's Bookshelf

"An extensive revision of the first edition reflects many significant developments that have taken place in communications and electrical engineering over six years. . . Like its original release, this edition boasts an international list of contributors from industry and academic research centers. . . Serving as a dictionary, encyclopedia and reference work containing many bibliographic references, this volume stands out as a major tool because it can accompany textbooks and other resources or easily stand on its own as an authoritative work. . . This title should be available in at least one format in all academic libraries and large public libraries."

—Julie Gelfand, University of California Irvine Science Library