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A one-stop Desk Reference, for R&D engineers involved in communications engineering; this is a book that will not gather dust on the shelf. It brings together the essential professional reference content from leading international contributors in the field. Material covers a wide scope of topics including voice, computer, facsimile, video, and multimedia data technologies
- A fully searchable Mega Reference Ebook, providing all the essential material needed by Communications Engineers on a day-to-day basis.
- Fundamentals, key techniques, engineering best practice and rules-of-thumb together in one quick-reference.
- Over 2,500 pages of reference material, including over 1,500 pages not included in the print edition
R & D Engineers; University researchers developing the latest methods, technologies and standards; Design Engineers / Product development
Section 1 Introduction
Section 2 RF Engineering
2.1 Basic features of radio communication systems
2.2 Transmission lines
2.3 Software defined radio
2.4a The software defined radio as a platform for cognitive radio
2.4b Cognitive Radio: The technologies required
2.5 Introduction to RF and Microwave Radiation
2.6 Sources of Radio Frequency Radiation
2.7 Smith Charts and Scattering parameters
2.8 RF Power Amplifiers
2.9 Phase-locked Loop Techniques
2.10 Effects of Radio Frequency Radiation
2.11 Calculation of RF Field Quantities
2.12 SAW Filters – an Introduction
2.13 Digital Filters - an Introduction
Section 3 Network Communications
3.1 Data and Voice Traffic
3.2 Network Infrastructure
3.3 VoIP Technology
3.4 Channel Protection Fundamentals
3.5 Network Adaptive Media Transport
3.6 Real-Time Communication over Networks
3.7 Wireless Sensor Networks
3.8 IP-based Convergence Elements
3.9 Approaches to Implementing VoIP Architectures
3.10 VoIP Clients
3.11 Error-Resilient Coding and Decoding Strategies for Video Communication
3.12 Error-Resilient Coding and Decoding Strategies for Audio Communication
3.13 Networking Sensors
3.14 Infrastructure Establishment
Section 4 Mobile Communications
4.1 Background of 3G Evolution
4.2 The Motives Behind the 3G Evolution
4.3 High Data Rates in Mobile Communications
4.4 OFDM Transmission
4.5 Scheduling, Link Adaptation and Hybrid ARQ
4.6 WCDMA Evolution: HSPA and MBMS
4.7 Propagation Modeling and Channel Characterization
4.8 Antennas and Diversity
4.9 High-Speed Downlink Packet Access
4.10 Enhanced Uplink
4.11 Introduction to Multi-Antenna Communications
4.12 Physical MIMO Channel Modeling
4.13 Analytical MIMO Channel Representations for System Design
Section 5 Short Range Wireless Communication
5.1 Wireless Local Area Networks
5.2 Short Range Wireless Applications and Technologies
5.3 High-Speed Wireless Data Systems: Standards and Solutions
Section 6 Optical Data Communication
6.1 Optical Fiber, Cable and Connectors
6.2 Planning and Building Optical Links
Section 7 Video and Image Processing
7.1 Introduction to Video
7.2 Color Spaces
7.3 Video Signals Overview
7.4 Video Compression
7.5 NTSC, PAL, and SECAM Overview
7.6 MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 Video Standards
7.7 MPEG-4, H.264/AVC, and MPEG-7 Standards
7.8 Analog Video Interfaces
7.9 Digital Video Interfaces
Section 8 Appendix
List of Acronyms
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- 23rd March 2009
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Erik Dahlman works at Ericsson Research and are deeply involved in 4G and 5G development and standardization since the early days of 3G research.
Claude Oestges is Associate Professor with the Institute for Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics (Université catholique de Louvain). His research interests cover wireless and satellite communications, with a specific focus on channel characterization and modeling. He is the author or co-author of two books and more than 170 scientific papers in international journals and conference proceedings.
Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Al Bovik is the General Dynamics Endowed Fellow and Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is the Associate Director of the Center for Vision and Image Sciences. He has published nearly 300 techincal articles in the general area of image and video processing and holds two U.S. patents.
Dr. Bovik is a recipient of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Meritorious Service Award (1998), and is a two-time Honorable Mention winner of the international Pattern Recognition Society Award. He is a fellow of the IEEE, is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, serves on many other boards and panels, and was the Founding General Chairman of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, which was first held in Austin, Texas in 1994.
University of Texas, Austin, USA
Chief Scientist, General Dynamics, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Keith Jack is Director of Product Marketing at Sigma Designs. Sigma Designs develops and markets high-performance, highly-integrated System-on-a-Chip (SoC) semiconductors for IPTV Set-top Boxes, Blu-ray and HD DVD Players/Recorders, HDTVs, Digital Media Adapters, and Portable Media Players. Prior to joining Sigma Designs, Mr. Jack held various marketing and chip design positions at Harris Semiconductor, Brooktree, and Rockwell International. He has been involved in over 40 multimedia chips for the consumer market.
Director of Product Marketing, Sigma Designs, Fremont, CA, USA
Farid Dowla received his BS, MS, and PhD in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory shortly after receiving his doctorate in 1985. His research interests include adaptive filters, signal processing, wireless communication systems, and RF/mobile communication. He currently directs a research team focused on ultra-widebandRFradar and communication systems. Dowla is also an adjunct associate professor of electrical engineering at the University of California at Davis. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and Sigma Xi. He holds three patents in signal processing area, has authored a book on neural networks for the U.S. Department of Defense, and has edited a book on geophysical signal processing. He contributes to numerous IEEE and professional journals and is a frequent seminar participant at professional conferences.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of California-Davis, USA
Stefan Parkvall works at Ericsson Research and are deeply involved in 4G and 5G development and standardization since the early days of 3G research.
Johan Skold works at Ericsson Research and are deeply involved in 4G and 5G development and standardization since the early days of 3G research.
Dr. Casimer DeCusatis is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and technical executive based in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He currently serves as Chief Technology Officer for IBM Systems Networking Strategic Alliances, and has played a leading role in developing data center network and I/O solutions, including extended distance connectivity. He is an IBM Master Inventor with over 100 patents, and recipient of several industry awards, including the IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award, the Sigma Xi Walston Chubb Award for Innovation, the EDN Innovator of the Year Award, the Mensa Research Foundation Copper Black Award for Creative Achievement, the Penn State Outstanding Scholar Alumnus Award, and the IEEE/HKN Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer award (including a citation from the President of the United States and an American flag flown in his honor over the U.S. Capitol). He is co-author of more than 120 technical papers, book chapters, and encyclopedia articles, and editor of the Handbook of Fiber Optic Data Communication (now in its 4rd edition). He is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and co-leader of the Academy study “Innovation Ecosystems”. Dr. DeCusatis received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, N.Y.) in 1988 and 1990, respectively, and the B.S. degree magna cum laude in the Engineering Science Honors Program from the Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA) in 1986. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, Optical Society of America, and SPIE (the international optical engineering society), a member of the Order of the Engineer, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, Mensa, and various other professional organizations and honor societies (http://www.decusatis.net/casimer/ ); he was recognized as one of Sigma Xi’s Distinguished Members during their 125th anniversary celebration. He is also Founder and Director of Hudson Valley FIRST Lego League (http://www.facebook.com/HudsonValleyFLL) which offers over 1,000 students each year the opportunity to pursue their interest in science and technology. His discussions on data networking are available on Twitter (@Dr_Casimer) or his data networking blog (https://www-304.ibm.com/connections/blogs/DCN/ ).
Distinguished Engineer, IBM Corporation
Open University, UK
Consultant, RF Networks, Gainesville, GA, USA
Bruno Clerckx is Assistant Professor (Lecturer) at Imperial College London. He held research or visiting positions at Université catholique de Louvain, Stanford University, EURECOM and Samsung Electronics. His research interests cover wireless communications. He is the author of books, numerous scientific papers, standard contributions (3GPPLTE/LTE-A and IEEE802.16m) and patents.
Imperial College, London, UK
Luis M. Correia was born in Portimao, Portugal, on October 1958. He received the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from IST-TUL (Technical University of Lisbon) in 1991, where he is currently a Professor in Telecommunications, with his work focused in Wireless/Mobile Communications in the areas of propagation, channel characterisation, radio networks, traffic, and services. He has acted as a consultant for Portuguese GSM operators and the telecommunications regulator. Besides being responsible for research projects at the national level, he has been active in various ones within European frameworks (RACE, ACTS, IST and COST). He participated in and was co-editor of the Final Report for COST 231, and Chairman and editor of the Final Reports of COST 259 and COST 273. He has authored many papers and communications in international journals and conferences, for which he has served also as a reviewer, and co-edited several special issues; he currently serves as the Editor for Wireless of the European Transactions on Telecommunications. He has served as evaluator and auditor in ACTS, ESPRIT and IST frameworks. He was the Chairman of the Technical Programme Committee of PIMRC’2002. He is part of the Expert Advisory Group and of the Steering Board of the European eMobility platform, and of the COST Domain Committee on ICT
IST - Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, USA
University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Dr. Ling received the B.Eng.(Hons) and M.Phil. degrees from the department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, in 1997 and 2000, respectively, and a Ph.D. degree in the department of Electronic and Information Engineering from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2003. In 2004, he joined the King's College London as a Lecturer. His research interests include discontinuous nonlinear system theory with applications to digital filters with two's complement arithmetic and sigma delta modulators, continuous constrained optimization theory with applications to filters, filter banks and sigma delta modulators design, filter banks and wavelets theory with applications to multimedia and biomedical signal processing, and fuzzy, impulsive and optimal control theory with applications to sigma delta modulators and power electronics.
King's College London
Daniel Dobkin has been involved in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of communications devices, components, and systems for over 28 years. He holds a BS from the California Institute of Technology, and MS and PhD degrees from Stanford University, all in Applied Physics. He is the author of three books and 30 technical publications, and holds 7 US patents as inventor or co-inventor. He has given numerous talks and classes on radio-frequency identification in the US and Asia. He specializes in physical-layer issues: radios and signal generation, antennas, and signal propagation.
Manager, Technical Marketing, WJ Communications, San Jose, CA, USA
Alan Bensky, MScEE, an electronics engineering consultant with over 25 years of experience in analog and digital design, management, and marketing. Specializing in wireless circuits and systems, Bensky has carried out projects for varied military and consumer applications. He is the author of Short-range Wireless Communication, Second Edition, published by Elsevier, 2004, and has written several articles in international and local publications. He has taught courses and gives lectures on radio engineering topics. Bensky is a senior member of IEEE.
RF/Wireless Designer & Consultant
David P. Morgan received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from London University, for work on radar pulse compression using Surface Acoustic Waves. Since then he has been involved in research and development in a wide variety of topics, mostly in SAW, working at Nippon Electric Company (Kawasaki) 1970-71, University of Edinburgh 1971-77 and Plessey Research Caswell (Northampton, UK) 1977-86, where he was Group Leader for Surface Acoustic Waves. He is now a Consultant in this area. Dr. Morgan is author of the well-known text ‘Surface Wave Devices for Signal Processing’, and has also published over 100 technical papers. His knowledge of the SAW area has led to his being invited to lecture on the subject in the U.S., Russia, Finland, Japan, China and Korea. He is a Life Senior Member of the IEEE.
Juanita Ellis has been at the forefront in working with corporations in the areas of convergence, computer Security and e-business. Some of these companies include Sony, JCPenney, SWBell, Boeing, Xerox, Bell Atlantic, MCI, Citibank and Toyota.
Currently, she works with companies in helping deploy voice and data networks, converged solutions, VPN security and call center applications. In addition, she was a technical manager at Lotus/IBM for the southern, mid-Atlantic, and eastern regions of the United States. As a technical manager, she was responsible for designing and architecting enterprise-wide applications that integrated with enterprise resource planning systems, Internet technologies, and relational and transaction-based systems. She is currently an independent consultant.
Consultant, Los Angeles, CA, USA
All 3 with Avaya, Inc., Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Professor Guibas heads the Geometric Computation group in the Computer Science Department of Stanford University, where he works on algorithms for sensing, modeling, reasoning about, rendering, and acting on the physical world. He is well-known for his work in computational geometry, computer graphics, and discrete algorithms. Professor Guibas obtained his Ph.D. from Stanford, has worked at PARC, MIT, and DEC/SRC, and was recently elected an ACM Fellow.
Geometric Computing Group, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Feng Zhao is a senior researcher at Microsoft, where he manages the Networked Embedded Computing Group. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT and has taught at at Stanford University and Ohio State University. Dr. Zhao was a principal scientist at Xerox PARC and directed PARC’s sensor network research effort. He is serving as the Editor-In-Chief of ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks.
Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA