Present-day mobile communications systems can be classified as fixed-to-mobile because they allow mobility on only one end (e.g. the mobile phone to a fixed mobile operator's cell tower). In answer to the consumer demand for better coverage and quality of service, emerging mobile-to-mobile (M-to-M) communications systems allow mobile users or vehicles to directly communicate with each other. This practical book provides a detailed introduction to state-of-the-art M-to-M wireless propagation. Moreover, the book offers professionals guidance for rapid implementation of these communications systems. It offers engineers and students a thorough understanding of signal propagation and channel models for vehicle-to-vehicle, air-to-ground, and underwater vehicle-to-underwater vehicle communications. DVD Included! It contains time-saving MATLAB code for the models discussed in the book, providing valuable tools that engineers can use for their projects in the field.
Alenka Zajic is an assistant professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she received her Ph.D. She is an IEEE member and a reviewer of numerous IEEE publications.
Preface. Introduction. Fixed-to-Mobile Cellular Radio Channels. Vehicle-to-Vehicle Radio Channels. Air-to-Ground Radio Channels. Underwater Vehicle-to-Underwater Vehicle Acoustic Channels. Appendices.