Practical Radio Engineering and Telemetry for Industry


  • David Bailey, BEng, IDC Technologies, Perth, Australia

Instrumentation and control, and electrical power engineering are increasingly reliant on radio-based communication technology. This is a comprehensive book covering the essentials of telemetry and radio communications. It explains the principles of telemetry and radio communications, describes their application and equips you with the skills to analyse, specify and debug telemetry and radio communications systems.Key issues addressed in this book are: * how to design and install radio (wireless) links* apply latest satellite technologies to your telemetry system* how to design and install microwave links* troubleshoot telemetry communications problems* tips, tricks and traps with radio links
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Electrical engineers and control engineers involved in the design, use or maintenance of radio-enabled systems; radio telemetry design engineers, planners and installers. A wider audience of engineers, technicians and engineering students looking for a practical introduction to radio technology.


Book information

  • Published: June 2003
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-5803-4

Table of Contents

Preface; Radio Technology; Line of Sight Microwave Systems; Satellite Systems; Reliability and Availability; Infrastructure Requirements for Master Sites and RTUs; Integrating Telemetry Systems into Existing Radio Systems; Miscellaneous Telemetry Systems; Practical System Examples; Future Trends in Technology; Appendix A: Glossary of Terms; Appendix B: Path Loss Calculation Formula; Appendix C: Data Sheets; Appendix D: Local Services, Regulations and Standards.