Adopting a balanced mix of theory, algorithms and practical design issues, this comprehensive volume explores cutting-edge applications in adaptive wireless communications and the implications these techniques have for future wireless network performance. Presenting practical concerns in the context of different strands from information theory, parameter estimation theory, array processing and wireless communication, the authors present a complete picture of the field. Topics covered include advanced multiple-antenna adaptive processing, ad hoc networking, MIMO, MAC protocols, space-time coding, cellular networks and cognitive radio, with the significance and effects of both internal and external interference a recurrent theme throughout. A broad, self-contained technical introduction to all the necessary mathematics, statistics, estimation theory and information theory is included, and topics are accompanied by a range of engaging end-of-chapter problems. With solutions available online, this is the perfect self-study resource for students of advanced wireless systems and wireless industry professionals.
Daniel W. Bliss is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University. Siddhartan Govindasamy is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Olin College of Engineering, Massachusetts.
1. History; 2. Notational and mathematical preliminaries; 3. Probability and statistics; 4. Wireless communications fundamentals; 5. Simple channels; 6. Antenna arrays; 7. Angle-of-arrival estimation; 8. MIMO channel; 9. Spatially adaptive receivers; 10. Dispersive and doubly dispersive channels; 11. Space-time coding; 12. 2x2 network; 13. Cellular networks; 14. Ad-hoc networks; 15. Medium access control protocols; 16. Cognitive radios; 17. Multiple antenna acquisition and synchronisation; 18. Practical issues.