2nd Edition

The Communications Handbook

Edited By Jerry D. Gibson Copyright 2002
    1616 Pages 2 Color & 836 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    1616 Pages 2 Color & 836 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    Gibson, Jerry D.

    "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