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    Andreas F. Molisch(Author)

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Wireless Communications presents the most comprehensive coverage of this field which, in only a decade, has grown from a niche market into one of the most important industries. While previous systems were generally intended to provide mobile speech communications, mobile data communications have since developed.

This essential textbook on the principles and applications of mobile radio is an all–encompassing current treatment of the area, addressing both the traditional elements, such as Rayleigh fading, BER in flat fading channels, and equalization, and more recently emerging topics like multi–user detection in CDMA systems, OFDM and smart antennas. These fundamentals are related to practical systems, and the dominant wireless standards, including cellular, cordless and wireless LANs, are discussed.

  • A comprehensive and current treatment of a very hot topic, one of the fastest growing fields of communications
  • Topics featured include: wireless propagation channels, transceivers and signal processing, multiple access and advanced transceiver schemes, and standardized wireless systems
  • Combines mathematical descriptions with intuitive explanations of the physical facts, to assist readers in acquiring a deeper understanding of the area

Wireless Communications is an essential text for advanced undergraduate students with a working knowledge of standard digital communications, graduate students and practising engineers. It will also be an invaluable source of reference for wireless communications engineers.

Companion website includes:

  • Supplementary material on ′DECT′
  • Solutions manual and presentation slides for instructors

  • Appendices
  • List of abbreviations
  • Other useful resources

"If you have read this far you must agree that this book has a lot of content to offer." (IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, September 2007)

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Book details

  • PDF | 668 pages
  • Andreas F. Molisch(Author)
  • Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (23 Sept. 2005)
  • English
  • 3
  • Science & Nature

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  • By DJ Bez on 17 January 2011

    The foreward to this book resonated with my experiences; in 1995 I enrolled on a course entitled 'Electronics, Communications, and Information Technology' that was to end in 2000 with a BSc Hons degree. In 1995 there were a handful of people I would likely end up working for; most involved in military or oceanic type systems. The author makes the commment that in 1994 when he started writing the book as a series of lectures, its relevence to the modern world was limited. By 2000, when I graduated, it was clear we would be working in another world - although as the author states, the days of routinely checking your email in the coffee shop were still many years away then.Although this is an American text, I was pleased to see that European (and other) standards are more than adequately covered, and even in the introductory or descriptive sections, differences are clearly annotated and brought to the readers attention, with no clear bias towards US standards; the noticeable ommission being that DECT is only covered as an online extension to the book.The chapters are all adequate, and curiously, if not slightly annoyingly, for a book of this type quite compact with rather small text. It is interesting to compare it with the book with which I started in 1995, Radio Systems for Technicians Radio Systems for Technicians. But, I'd sctually recommend anyone to read both. The intoduction to this book is very short, and jumps from Marconi's discovery to the 1970s era of mobile radiotelephony, i.e analogue carphones.

  • By Tim 😊 on 7 January 2011

    This is a substantial book which covers a lot of ground. It is primary an advanced undergraduate or graduate textbook, although it would make a useful reference work for practitioners also.The title is a little misleading: this is a book about radio-frequency communication. It does not address other wireless communication media such as ultrasound or infrared. The target readership will probably not be thrown by this, however.The book is in five sections: introduction; channels and antennas; radio transceivers; multiple access; and standardisation work.There are also a comprehensive glossary (essential, given the vast number of 2- and 3-letter abbreviations which are liberally employed); a chapter of exercise questions; references; and an index.The writing is very clear and somewhat chatty (use of the first person, nuggets of historical background, etc.), which avoids the complex and technical subject matter becoming too dry. Equations are presented where necessary, but not to excess. Instead, verbal explanations dominate, which makes for a longer book, but is much more accessible. Drawings are used to good effect throughout.The Preface states that "Readers are assumed to have an understanding of elementary communication theory, like modulation/demodulation as well as of basic aspects of electromagnetic theory, though a brief review of these fields is given at the beginning of the corresponding chapters".These "brief reviews" are certainly not sufficient to replace having the requisite base knowledge. For example, page 31 assume an understanding of impulse responses, without this concept having been introduced previously.The book provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to the theory of radio communication. It does not, however, go into the details of practical implementation. As an introductory text, or a reference book, I can highly recommend it.


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