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For cellular radio engineers and techniciansThe leading book on wireless communications offers a wealth of practical information on the implementation realities of wireless communications This book also contains up to date information on the major wireless communications standards from around the world Covers every fundamental aspect of wireless communications, from cellular system design to networking, plus world wide standards, including ETACS, GSM, and PDC Theodore Rappaport is Series Editor for the Prentice Hall Communication, Engineering, and Emerging Technologies SeriesThe indispensable guide to wireless communications now fully revised and updated Wireless Communications Principles and Practice, Second Edition is the definitive modern text for wireless communications technology and system design Building on his classic first edition, Theodore S Rappaport covers the fundamental issues impacting all wireless networks and reviews virtually every important new wireless standard and technological development, offering especially comprehensive coverage of the G systems and wireless local area networks WLANs that will transform communications in the coming years Rappaport illustrates each key concept with practical examples, thoroughly explained and solved step by step Coverage includes An overview of key wireless technologies voice, data, cordless, paging, fixed and mobile broadband wireless systems, and beyond Wireless system design fundamentals channel assignment, handoffs, trunking efficiency, interference, frequency reuse, capacity planning, large scale fading, andPath loss, small scale fading, multipath, reflection, diffraction, scattering, shadowing, spatial temporal channel modeling, and microcell indoor propagation Modulation, equalization, diversity, channel coding, and speech coding New wireless LAN technologies IEEE a b, HIPERLAN, BRAN, and other alternatives New G air interface standards, including W CDMA, cdma, GPRS, UMTS, and EDGE Bluetooth wearable computers, fixed wireless and Local Multipoint Distribution Service LMDS , and other advanced technologies Updated glossary of abbreviations and acronyms, and a thorough list of references Dozens of new examples and end of chapter problemsWhether you re a communications network professional, manager, researcher, or student, Wireless Communications Principles and Practice, Second Edition gives you an in depth understanding of the state of the art in wireless technology today s and tomorrow s