Language : English
Published : 2010-06-01
Pages : 320
Radiowave Propagation: Physics and Applications 1st Edition
Radiowave Propagation provides an overview of the physical mechanisms governing electromagnetic wave propagation in the Earth’s troposphere and ionosphere. With an accessible and student-oriented approach, this textbook explores a wide range of topics in a combination of physical and empirical descriptions. Student-approved by Ohio State University, this source presents current empirical information, helping students to strengthen their electromagnetic physics skills. Both engineers and students will find the balance of physical and empirical models provides the basic physical insight as well as practical means for the computations needed in system design.
About the Author
Curt A. Levis was director of The Ohio State UniversityElectroScience Laboratory from 1961 to 1969. He received the EtaKappa Nu Distinguished Teaching Award in 1978, 1979, and 1980; healso received a Distinguished Teaching Award from The Ohio StateUniversity Alumni Association in 1980. Professor Levis is an IEEEFellow.
Joel T. Johnson is a professor in the Department ofElectrical and Computer Engineering and ElectroScience Laboratoryat The Ohio State University. His research interests are in theareas of electromagnetics, propagation, and microwave remotesensing. He is an IEEE Fellow and a recipient of the ONR YoungInvestigator, PECASE, and NSF CAREER awards.
Fernando L. Teixeira is an associate professor in theDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering andElectroScience Laboratory at The Ohio State University, as well asAssociate Editor for IEEE Antennas and Wireless PropagationLetters. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award and thetriennial USNC-URSI Booker Fellowship.
The authors present the background, notation, and nomenclature essential for students to understand the various and independent technical approaches, that exist in the field of mechanism, kinematics, and dynamics. Coverage of all analysis and development methods is balanced, with the use of both analytic and graphic tools. This text is ideal for undergraduate students of mechanical engineering.
This is an exciting revision of John Kraus’ classic book “Antennas”, which has been long known as the “Antenna Bible”. A new co-author, Ronald Marhefka has joined the author team for this revision. Many new, modern applications have been added – thus the title change to “Antennas with All Applications”. As well, the references have been updated to include recent additions to the literature. Additionally, the book has been reorganized to make it more user-friendly for both students and professionals. The book now covers the fundamentals of various antennas and concepts in the first half of the book and then gets into more details on those same topics later in the book. This allows a one-semester course to just cover the fundamentals if desired, and a professional to focus on advanced topics if he or she wants.
Balanis’ second edition of Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics – a global best-seller for over 20 years – covers the advanced knowledge engineers involved in electromagnetic need to know, particularly as the topic relates to the fast-moving, continually evolving, and rapidly expanding field of wireless communications. The immense interest in wireless communications and the expected increase in wireless communications systems projects (antenna, microwave and wireless communication) points to an increase in the number of engineers needed to specialize in this field.
In addition, the Book Companion Site contains a rich collection of multimedia resources for use with this text. Resources include:
- Ready-made lecture notes in Power Point format for all the chapters.
- Forty-nine MATLAB® programs to compute, plot and animate some of the wave phenomena
- Nearly 600 end-of-chapter problems, that’s an average of 40 problems per chapter (200 new problems; 50% more than in the first edition)
- A thoroughly updated Solutions Manual
- 2500 slides for Instructors are included.
This book introduces the theoretical elements at the basis of various classes of algorithms commonly employed in the physical layer (and, in part, in MAC layer) of wireless communications systems. It focuses on single user systems, so ignoring multiple access techniques. Moreover, emphasis is put on single-input single-output (SISO) systems, although some relevant topics about multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems are also illustrated.
- Comprehensive wireless specific guide to algorithmic techniques
- Provides a detailed analysis of channel equalization and channel coding for wireless applications
- Unique conceptual approach focusing in single user systems
- Covers algebraic decoding, modulation techniques, channel coding and channel equalisation
From the Back Cover
An advanced introduction to algorithmic techniques for wireless communications, blending basic principles with advanced concepts and techniques
This reference provides a high-level introduction to the study of algorithmic techniques employed in digital wireless communication systems over fading channels. Its main objective is to develop a theoretical framework that will enable the reader to develop solutions to detection, equalization, channel estimation, error correction coding and coded modulation problems in wireless communications.
This book discusses in detail deterministic and stochastic descriptions of wireless channels, single-carrier and multicarrier digital modulation techniques, optimal signal detection, channel estimation techniques, channel equalization algorithms, classical and modern channel coding schemes, coded modulation techniques, and iterative methods for channel equalization and decoding of channel codes.
Special features include:
- Important results previously scattered over a huge number of publications are now collected in a single volume
- A broad coverage of fundamental topics in wireless communications, taking into consideration both basic and advanced transmission techniques
- An historical perspective on various important research areas in the field of wireless communication techniques
- Highlights trends in various research areas in the field of wireless communications