Here's a unique resource that provides professionals with an up-to-date understanding of how to plan, analyze, and design next-generation broadband wireless networks. This comprehensive book includes all the necessary background information needed to fully understand the material and places emphasis on practical engineering know-how that can be readily applied to designing OFDM-based systems. Engineers find detailed discussions on everything from the physical and media access control layers, to QoS and security functions. Rather than just offering simple explanations of standards, this invaluable book takes a close look at live, real-world systems, explaining how the technical features work and why they were adopted. Moreover, the author includes his own design frameworks and rules that have been developed through his own extensive research and experience.
Samuel C. Yang is a full professor at California State University, Fullerton, where he obtained early tenure and was named the 2006 Outstanding Faculty by his college for research, teaching, and service. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Yang spent 14 years in the wireless and satellite industries, working for Verizon Wireless, Hughes Space and Communications, and NASA. He is also the author of CDMA RF System Engineering and 3G CDMA2000 Wireless System Engineering (Artech House, 1998, 2004). He holds a Ph.D. in information science from Claremont Graduate University.
Introduction to OFDM and OFDMA. Characterization of the Mobile Wireless Channel. Fundamentals of Digital Communications and Networking. Fundamentals of OFDM and OFDMA: Transceiver Structure. Physical Layer: Time and Frequency. Physical Layer: Spatial Techniques. Medium Access Control: Architecture and Data Plane. Medium Access Control: Lower Control Plane. Medium Access Control: Upper Control Plane. Quality of Service (QoS). Security Fundamentals. Security Functions. RF System Design: Coverage. RF System Design: Capacity.