- Hardcover: 736 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (January 10, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0130422320
- ISBN-13: 978-0130422323
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.7 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 32 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #200,693 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The indispensable guide to wireless communicationsnow fully revised and updated!
Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice, Second Edition is the definitive modern text for wireless communications technology and system design. Building on his classic first edition, Theodore S. Rappaport covers the fundamental issues impacting all wireless networks and reviews virtually every important new wireless standard and technological development, offering especially comprehensive coverage of the 3G systems and wireless local area networks (WLANs) that will transform communications in the coming years. Rappaport illustrates each key concept with practical examples, thoroughly explained and solved step by step. Coverage includes:
- An overview of key wireless technologies: voice, data, cordless, paging, fixed and mobile broadband wireless systems, and beyond
- Wireless system design fundamentals: channel assignment, handoffs, trunking efficiency, interference, frequency reuse, capacity planning, large-scale fading, and more
- Path loss, small-scale fading, multipath, reflection, diffraction, scattering, shadowing, spatial-temporal channel modeling, and microcell/indoor propagation
- Modulation, equalization, diversity, channel coding, and speech coding
- New wireless LAN technologies: IEEE 802.11a/b, HIPERLAN, BRAN, and other alternatives
- New 3G air interface standards, including W-CDMA, cdma2000, GPRS, UMTS, and EDGE
- Bluetooth wearable computers, fixed wireless and Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS), and other advanced technologies
- Updated glossary of abbreviations and acronyms, and a thorough list of references
- Dozens of new examples and end-of-chapter problems
Whether you're a communications/network professional, manager, researcher, or student, Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice, Second Edition gives you an in-depth understanding of the state of the art in wireless technologytoday's and tomorrow's.
About the Author
THEODORE S. RAPPAPORT is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas, and director of the Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG.org). In 1990, he founded the Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group (MPRG) at Virginia Tech, one of the first university research and educational programs for the wireless communications field. He is the editor or co-editor of four other books on the topic of wireless communications, based on his teaching and research activities at MPRG.
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At 11 years old (writing this review in 09/2013), this book is in dire need of a third edition. Not that GSM and IS-95 are going anywhere, but many great advancements have been made in wireless communications which deserve a more thorough treatment. When this book was written, techniques such as MIMO, OFDM, and iterative channel codes were esoteric concepts that were rarely used in practical applications, and they are now pervasive in recent wireless standards. Many technical books are timeless, but this book is not. The author's effort to write about current wireless trends and emerging technologies is commendable, but it put his work at risk of becoming obsolete.
A third edition with detail on OFDM and MIMO and perhaps a chapter on WiMAX and LTE would be much more appropriate for today's wireless engineers.