As a result of higher frequencies and increased user mobility, researchers and systems designers are shifting their focus from time-invariant models to channels that vary within a block. This book explains the latest theoretical advances and practical methods to give an understanding of rapidly time varying channels, together with performance trade-offs and potential performance gains, providing the expertise to develop future wireless systems technology. As well as an overview of the issues of developing wireless systems using time-varying channels, the book gives extensive coverage to methods for estimating and equalizing rapidly time-varying channels, including a discussion of training data optimization, as well as providing models and transceiver methods for time-varying ultra-wideband channels.

Key Features

*An introduction to time-varying channel models gives in a nutshell the important issues of developing wireless systems technology using time-varying channels *Extensive coverage of methods for estimating and equalizing rapidly time-varying channels, including a discussion of training data optimization, enables development of high performance wireless systems *Chapters on transceiver design for OFDM and receiver algorithms for MIMO communication channels over time-varying channels, with an emphasis on modern iterative turbo-style architectures, demonstrates how these important technologies can optimize future wireless systems


R&D engineers in communications engineering and signal processing; applied researchers in universities

Table of Contents

  1. Fundamentals of Time-Varying Communication Channels (Gerald Matz and Franz Hlawatsch)
  2. Information Theory of Underspread WSSUS Channels (Giuseppe Durisi, Veniamin I. Morgenshtern, Helmut Bölcskei, Ulrich G. Schuster, and Shlomo Shamai (Shitz))
  3. Algebraic Coding for Fast Fading Channels (Emanuele Viterbo and Yi Hong)
  4. Estimation of Time-Varying Channels – A Block Approach (Geert Leus, Zijian Tang, and Paolo Banelli)
  5. Pilot Design and Optimization for Transmission over Time-Varying Channels (Min Dong, Brian M. Sadler, and Lang Tong)
  6. Equalization of Time-Varying Channels (Philip Schniter, Sung-Jun Hwang, Sibasish Das, and Arun P. Kannu)
  7. OFDM Communications over Time-Varying Channels (Luca Rugini, Paolo Banelli, and Geert Leus)
  8. Multi-User MIMO Receiver Processing for Time-Varying Channels (Charlotte Dumard, Joakim Jaldén, and Thomas Zemen)
  9. Time-Scale and Dispersive Processing for Wideband Time-Varying Channels (Antonia Papandreou-Suppappola, Cornel Ioana, and Jun Jason Zhang)


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