Wireless Personal Communications

Research Developments

  • Brian D. Woerner
  • Theodore S. Rappaport
  • Jeffrey H. Reed

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Tutorials in Wireless Communication

  3. Digital Signal Processing and Spread Spectrum for Wireless Communications

  4. Propagation

    1. Alan Demers, Scott Elrod, Christopher Kantarjiev, Edward Richley
      Pages 141-156
    2. S. Y. Seidel, D. M. J. Devasirvatham, R. R. Murray, H. W. Arnold, L. G. Sutliff
      Pages 157-166
    3. Paul M. Cartwright, Kevin W. Sowerby
      Pages 167-177
    4. Robert Lopez, Konstantinos Vlahodimitropulos
      Pages 179-184
    5. Manish A. Panjwani, A. Lynn Abbott, Theodore S. Rappaport, Jan Haagh
      Pages 185-196
  5. Technical Evaluation of Emerging Mobile Wireless Systems

  6. Issues for Defense Conversion into the Wireless Industry

  7. Competitive Issues for PCS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-270
    2. Byron Marchant
      Pages 271-277
    3. Corey Eng
      Pages 279-284
    4. Jim Lovett
      Pages 285-292
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 293-295

About this book


The area of personal and wireless communications is a burgeoning field. Technology advances and new frequency allocations for personal communication services (PCS) are creating numerous business and technical opportunities. It is becoming clear that an essential requirement for exploiting opportunities is the ability to track the dramatic changes in wireless technology, which is a principal aim of this book.
Wireless Personal Communications: Research Developments places particular emphasis on the areas of signal processing, propagation and spread-spectrum, and emerging communication systems. This book contains new results on adaptive antennas for capacity improvements in wireless communication systems, as well as state-of-the-art information on the latest technical developments. Also included are several chapters which discuss the impact of defense conversion on the wireless industry, and related competitive issues.
The six parts of the book each focus on a distinct issue in wireless communications. Part I contains several tutorial chapters on key areas in wireless communications. The first chapter is on radio wave propagation for emerging wireless personal communication systems. Chapter two contains a comprehensive study of emerging DSP-based interference rejection techniques for single channel (antenna) systems. Chapter three deals with spread spectrum wireless communications, explaining the concept of spread spectrum, modeling techniques for spread spectrum, and current applications and research issues for spread spectrum systems. Part II focuses on digital signal processing and spread spectrum, two means of creating interference and multipath robust communications. Part III concerns propagation aspects of wireless communications. Part IV discusses the performance of emerging wireless systems. Part V describes the opportunities and pitfalls of defense conversion from the perspective of several U.S. defense firms that have successfully made the transition to commercial wireless. The final section discusses a number of competitive issues regarding personal communication services.


Signal antenna communication communication systems digital signal processing digital signal processor information modeling radio signal processing

Editors and affiliations

  • Brian D. Woerner
    • 1
  • Theodore S. Rappaport
    • 1
  • Jeffrey H. Reed
    • 1
  1. 1.Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-5152-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-2368-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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