Mobile Broadband Multimedia Networks

Techniques, Models and Tools for 4G


  • Luis M. Correia, IST - Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

Mobile Broadband Multimedia Networks: Techniques, Models and Tools for 4th Generation Communication Networks provides the main results of the prestigious and well known European COST 273 research project on the development of next generation mobile and wireless communication systems. Based on the applied research of over 350 participants in academia and industry, this book focuses on the radio aspects of mobile and wireless broadband multimedia communications, by exploring and developing new methods, models, techniques, strategies and tools towards the implementation of 4th generation mobile and wireless communication systems.This complete reference includes topics ranging from transmission and signal processing techniques to antennas and diversity, ultra wide band, MIMO and reference scenarios for radio network simulation and evaluation. This book will be an ideal source of the latest developments in mobile multimedia broadband technologies for researchers, R&D engineers, graduates and engineers in industry implementing simulation models and conducting measurements.
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R&D communications engineers working in mobile and wireless communications, academic researchers


Book information

  • Published: May 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-369422-5

Table of Contents

PrefaceList of contributors and editorsList of acronyms1 Introduction1.1 Trends and evolution1.2 Scope of the book2 Transmission techniques2.1 Introduction2.2 OFDM systems2.3 CDMA systems3 Signal processing3.1 Introduction3.2 Modulation and coding3.3 Equalisation3.4 Synchronisation and channel state estimation3.5 Multi-user systems and multi-user detection3.6 Link adaptation and rate-adaptive systems4 Propagation modelling and channel characterisation4.1 Introduction4.2 EM theory and diffuse scattering4.3 Deterministic propagation modelling4.4 Channel measurements and parameter estimation4.5 Channel characterisation5 Antennas and diversity: from narrow band to ultra wide band5.1 Introduction5.2 Antenna performance assessment of mobile handsets5.3 Diversity techniques5.4 Ultra Wide Band6 MIMO channel modelling6.1 Introduction6.2 Scenarios6.3 Physically motivated MIMO channel modelling and simulation6.4 Antenna configurations6.5 Analytical Multiple-Input Multiple-Out (MIMO) channel models6.6 Multi-antenna radio measurements and results6.7 Model validation and related metrics6.8 The COST 273 MIMO channel model7 MIMO systems7.1 Introduction7.2 Information-theoretic aspects7.3 Array processing and beamforming7.4 MIMO transmission techniques7.5 Network Aspects8 Radio network aspects8.1 Introduction8.2 MORANS8.3 Techniques for radio network optimisation8.4 Methodologies for performance evaluation of radio networks8.5 Services and traffic modelling8.6 Wireless LANs8.7 Personal area networks8.8 Wireless ad hoc networks8.9 Terminal location determination9 UMTS radio networks9.1 Introduction9.2 UMTS Radio network planning9.3 UTRAN optimisation and radio resource management9.4 UTRAN performance evaluation9.5 3G and beyond: network evolutionAppendix A: About COST 273Appendix B: List of participating institutionsIndex