A complete hands-on guide to designing and implementing all types of telecommunications transmission systems.
For more than 23 years, Telecommunications Transmission Handbook has been the guide to designing and building telecommunications transmission systems and the reference of choice among a generation of communications engineers and technicians. Its total systems approach examines each telecommunications transmission specialty as an integral part of a larger system. This book constructs a framework for understanding and exploiting the ways in which each telecommunications specialty affects all the others. It provides:
Clear, methodical delineation of key principles, theories, and concepts
Lucid explanations of cutting-edge design methodologies
Comprehensive coverage of new and emerging technologies
Step-by-step instructions on how to design and implement all types of telecommunications links, systems, and subsystems.
Following in this tradition, this Fourth Edition is fully updated to include coverage of important recent developments in telephone transmission, digital networks, microwave systems, radio systems, VSAT networks, meteor burst communication, fiber optics, and more. It also features entirely new chapters on cellular and wireless communication systems, cable and digital television, and low Earth-orbiting satellites.
A senior life member of the IEEE, Roger Freeman has lectured at numerous professional conferences and published widely in international telecommunications journals. He gives telecommunications seminars at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Roger L. Freeman is founder and principal of Roger Freeman Associates, independent consultants in telecommunications, specializing in system engineering in Hispanic America. In the course of over 45 years of experience in telecommunications operations, maintenance, and engineering, he has served as principal engineer for advanced system planning at Raytheon Company, technical manager of ITT Marine, Europe, and regional planning expert for the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). Mr. Freeman is the author of Reference Manual for Telecommunications Engineering, Second Edition; Radio System Design for Telecommunications, Second Edition; Practical Data Communications; and Telecommunication System Engineering, Third Edition -all published by Wiley.
Introductory Concepts. Telephone Transmission. Multiplexing Techniques. Digital Networks. Line of Sight Microwave. Beyond Line-of-Sight: Tropospheric Scatter and Diffraction Links. Satellite Communications. Radio System Design Above 10 GHz. High-Frequency Radio. Meteor Burst Communication. Fiber Optic Communication Links. Cellular Radio and PCS. The Transmission of Digital Data. Community Antenna Television (Cable Television). Video Transmission: Television. Facsimile Communication. Appendix. Index.