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Understanding Cellular Radio

Understanding Cellular Radio

By (author): William Webb
Copyright: 1998
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9780890069943

Hardback $80.00
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You don't have to be an engineer to understand how cellular and wireless local loop (WLL) systems work. At last, here's a book written specifically for non-technical personnel who work with engineers, but aren't familiar with the engineering concepts and technical aspects of cellular radio and telecommunications systems. Using plain, easy-to-read language, with no mathematics, this book helps you understand the hows and whys behind cellular network design, and enables you to...Recognize the basic similarities between cellular and WLL systems, and understand their overall design functions; Learn how cellular radio systems successfully locate and send calls to subscribers; Grasp the underlying techniques used to transfer radio signals from a transmitter to a receiver; Identify and compare several key radio systems in use today, including fast-moving satellite personal communications systems and the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM); Look ahead to future cellular and WLL systems, based on industry trends such as convergence, the Information Society, mobile/fixed integration, and more. Real-world examples, chapter-end questions and solutions, a complete glossary of terms and acronyms, and at-a-glance sections of key concepts throughout the book make it ideal reading for managers, business planners, marketing professionals, and other non-technical personnel who need a basic understanding of how these systems work. It also serves as an excellent introductory guide for first-year students in communications engineering and other related fields of study.
Introduction. Overview of a Cellular System. Overview of a Wireless Local Loop System. Basic Cellular System Design. Keeping Track of Where the Users Are. How Calls are Made Between Two Users. Handover. Billing and International Roaming and Authentication. Radio Propagation. Radio Systems. TDMA or CDMA. Cellular Systems. Cordless Systems. WLL Systems. Satellite Systems. The Future of WLL. The Future of Cellular.
  • William Webb William Webb is director of strategy at Motorola. He is a fellow of the IEE, a senior member of the IEEE, and a chartered engineer. Dr. Webb holds four patents and has also authored Introduction to Wireless Local Loop, Second Edition; The Complete Wireless Communications Professional; and Understanding Cellular Radio (Artech House 2000, 1999, 1998). He received both a Ph.D. in mobile radio and an M.B.A. from Southampton University. He is listed in 'Who's Who in America'.
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