|Long the guidebook of telecommunication professionals, Radio System Design for Telecommunications is the definitive handbook of design and configuration of radiolinks in point-to-point telecommunications service as well as wireless and cellular systems. Offering clear technical insights on developing the overriding plan for a system as well as solving the minute problems usually encountered during the design process, Radio System Design is a comprehensive toolkit, full of practical theory on how radiolinks and wireless systems operate, as well as guidance on how to size or dimension terminals and ancillary subsystems and select the necessary performance parameters and equipment specifications to meet the needs of various radio users.
Updated and expanded for the newest wave in the telecommunications revolution, the Second Edition includes information on such ascendent technologies as cellular radio, personal communication systems (PCS), very small aperture terminal (VSAT) satellite communication networks, and meteor burst communications, as well as more established techniques such as troposcatter and high frequency (HF, 3-30 MHz) systems.
A growing phenomenon with an estimated 45 million users in the United States, cellular radio has become a vital part of our culture. This new edition examines key aspects of the technology as well as personal communications systems (PCS), an extension of cellular radio. With 120 million anticipated users by the year 2000, PCS has given rise to innovations such as Motorola's exciting new IRIDIUM system, a satellite adjunct to cellular/PCS, also discussed.
VSAT systems, now viewed as an efficient, cost-effective alternative to leasing telephone company circuits, are fully discussed. The new edition also touches on code division multiple access (CDMA) and its promise of improved spectral usage as well as its ability to operate in high-interference environments and lessen multipath effects with both cellular and personal co