Antenna diversity has become of critical importance in today's mobile communications systems and this groundbreaking book offers professionals new approaches to designing transmission strategies for multi-antenna systems. In addition to 3G (third generation) and broadband wireless technology, it delves into self-organizing networks, which holds great promise as the future generation of wireless communication systems. The book provides telecommunications systems designers with novel, yet practical, design strategies for developing systems that efficiently use power and bandwidth. It explains how to provide quality of service (QoS) with minimal transmission power. In addition, the book shows how engineers can design wireless networks that are less likely to drop signals and lose calls. This trail-blazing guide is filled with detailed information about the physical aspects and actual operations of 3G and wireless broadband networks that bridges that gap between theory and real-world systems design.
Sergio Barbarossa is professor at the University of Rome "La Sapienza," where he earned his M.Sc. in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in information and communication engineering. He participated in the Third Generation European Universal Mobile Telecommunication System project and is currently involved in the Wireless Initiative, a research program being conducted in collaboration with the University of Minnesota.
Channel Models. Multicarrier Systems. Multiple Access. Adaptive Modulation. Multiplexing versus Diversity Gains. Multiple Antenna Transceivers for Flat Fading Channels. Multiple Antenna Transceivers for Frequency Selective Channels. Maximum Information Rate Coding. Multihop Networks. Appendices.