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Gigahertz and Terahertz Technologies for Broadband Communications, Second Edition

Gigahertz and Terahertz Technologies for Broadband Communications, Second Edition

By (author): Terry Edwards
Copyright: 2024
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781685690410
Coming Soon: Available 04/30/2024

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Gigahertz and Terahertz Technologies for Broadband Communications, Second Edition is a cutting-edge resource for understanding current, emerging, and future broadband communications systems, as well as the industry's major players and their products. Nowadays, our powerful mobile phones are the center of our digital lives, and this depends on gigahertz and terahertz technologies for broadband communications. This second edition covers more material on the massive and radical technological developments that have occurred in the past two decades.

 

With the world becoming more digitalized, particularly with the rise of remote work, video conferencing, and devices such as gaming systems, there is an increase in the utilization of broadband communication technologies. This includes broadband fiber-optics (cable), free-space optics (FSO), mmWave terrestrial radio links, high-altitude platform services (HAPS), and satellite communications (SATCOM). The second edition of this resource covers the key aspects and provides numerous examples of these communication technologies.

 

This second edition provides engineers with the necessary tools to navigate the complexities of designing communication systems for 5G, 6G, terrestrial, space, and satellite applications. In summary, it serves as an indispensable guide for professionals seeking to stay informed of the latest advancements in broadband communication technologies. This is a great resource for a skilled engineer or a newcomer to the field, it provides valuable insights and practical advice to navigate the challenges of modern communication systems.

Chapter 1 The Communications Revolution
1.1 Opportunities for broadband communications
1.2 From beneath the oceans upwards and through Earth’s exosphere
1.3 Artificial intelligence (AI)
1.4 Driving forces leading to the hunger for more and more bandwidth
1.5 Digital telecommunications and fiber-optics
1.6 Enabling technologies: digital and RF
1.7 CubeSATs
1.8 Digital twins

 

Chapter 2 The Hunger for Bandwidth
2.1 Why ever-more bandwidth?
2.2 Current and future bandwidth resources
2.3 Technologies for optical systems

 

Chapter 3 Broadband Cabled and Free Space Optical Systems
3.1 Introduction
3.2 New generations of fiber-optic cabled optical systems
3.3 Gigabit data network evolution
3.4 Free-space optical links

 

Chapter 4 Defence Systems
4.1 Defense—we all still need it
4.2 Military SATCOM
4.3 Global Security Systems
4.4 Typical technologies

 

Chapter 5 Digital Television
5.1 Convergence Revisited – Analog vs Digital
5.2 Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
5.3 Moving Picture Expert Group (MPEG)
5.4 Multiplexing and COFDM
5.5 Satellite TV
5.6 TV Screens
5.7 Modulation schemes
5.8 Delivery systems: LNBs, feeders, and compact antennas

 

Chapter 6 CATV and SMATV Feeds
6.1 Introduction
6.2 CATV subscribers and delivery technologies
6.3 SMATV

 

Chapter 7 Teleports
7.1 What is a teleport?
7.2 Roles of teleports
7.3 The WTA and 21st century teleports
7.4 Likely future scenarios for teleports
7.5 Some technological aspects

 

Chapter 8 Terrestrial and Stratospheric Broadband Wireless
8.1 Broadband wireless without satellites or fiber
8.2 Frequency bands
8.3 The Networks
8.4 High Altitude Platform Services (HAPS)

 

Chapter 9 SATCOM and New Space
9.1 Some background on commercial satellite communications
9.2 Current and projected mobile satellite systems (MSS)
9.3 Terrestrial User Terminals

 

Chapter 10 High-Speed Digital Epilogue
10.1 Introduction to the future
10.2 The 6G era
10.3 Supercomputers
10.4 Quantum computers
10.5 Hyperconvergence

  • Terry Edwards

    was the executive director of Engalco, a consultancy firm based in the United Kingdom mainly specializing in signal transmission technologies and the global industry. He holds an M.Phil. postgraduate degree in microwave research, has led seminars on fiber optics, and has written several articles and books including Fiber Optic Systems—Network Applications (John Wiley and Sons, 1989), Foundations for Microstrip Circuit Design (John Wiley and Sons, 1st edition, 1981; 2nd edition, 1991), and Microwave Electronics (Edward Arnold, 1984). He has been involved with and managed many consultancy programs. Studies completed and published by Engalco include several on the microwave industry in both Europe and North America and, under sponsorship with a North American corporation, microwave-based systems in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Terry travels considerably to conferences and trade exhibitions including Atlanta, Denver, Geneva, Paris, Philadelphia, San Jose, and Santa Rosa in recent years. He is on the editorial advisory board for the International Journal of Communication Systems. Terry Edwards has also acted as an expert witness at a Philadelphia court hearing involving a fiber-optics product technology dispute. A Fellow of the IEE and member of the IEEE, Terry regularly consults for both national and overseas companies and is on the prestigious IEE (London) President’s List of Consultants.

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