From the Back Cover
Important classes of narrowband, wideband, and space-time wireless channels are explored in detail with descriptions of efficient simulation methods for mobile radio channels being central. Strong emphasis is placed on the detailed origin of the presented channel models and a high degree of mathematical unity is conveyed. Using the described channel models, the reader can evaluate the performance of wireless communication systems under propagation conditions which are typical for multipath channels in various environments.
- Introduces the fundamentals of stochastic and deterministic channel models
- Explores the modelling and simulation of both wideband and narrowband mobile radio channels as well as several classes of MIMO channels
- Describes general concepts including geometrical, reference and simulation models
- Discusses several methods for the modelling of given Doppler, delay, and angular profiles
- Elaborates on methods for the design, analysis, and realisation of efficient channel simulators
- Examines techniques for the development of fast channel simulators
- Provides links for downloading MATLAB®, programs enabling the simulation and analysis of the mobile fading channels models presented, on the companion website (www.wiley.com/go/paetzold)
About the Author
From 1990 to 1992, he was with ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH, Backnang, Germany, where he was engaged in digital satellite communications. From 1992 to 2001, he was with the Department of Digital Networks at the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg. Since 2001, he has been a full professor of mobile communications with the University of Agder, Grimstad, Norway. He is author of the books “Mobile Radio Channels - Modelling, Analysis, and Simulation” (in German) (Wiesbaden, Germany: Vieweg, 1999) and “Mobile Fading Channels” (John Wiley & Sons, 2002) and “Mobile Radio Channels, 2nd Edition” (John Wiley & Sons, 2011). His current research interests include mobile radio communications, especially multipath fading channel modelling, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems, channel parameter estimation, and coded-modulation techniques for fading channels.