Mobile Fading Channels: Modelling, Analysis, & Simulation

  • Publish Date: 2002-02-27
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Matthias Ptzold
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All relevant components of a mobile radio system, from digital modulation techniques over channel coding through to network aspects, are determined by the propagation characteristics of the channel. Therefore, a precise knowledge of mobile radio channels is crucial for the development, evaluation and test of current and future mobile radio communication systems. This volume deals with the modelling, analysis, and simulation of mobile fading channels and provides a fundamental understanding of many issues that are currently being investigated in the area of mobile fading channel modelling. The author strongly emphasises the detailed derivation of the presented channel models and conveys a high degree of mathematical unity to the reader.
* Introduces the fundamentals of stochastic and deterministic channel models
* Features the modelling and simulation of frequency-nonselective fading channels (Rayleigh channels, Rice channels, generalized Rice channels, Nakagami channels, various types of Suzuki channels, classical and modified Loo model)
* Presents the modelling and simulation of frequency-selective fading channels (WSSUS models, DGUS models, channel models according to COST 207)
* Discusses the methods used for the design and realization of efficient channel simulators
* Examines the design, realization, and analysis of fast channel simulators
* Includes MATLAB programs for the evaluation and simulation of mobile fading channels
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Telecommunication engineers, computer scientists, and physicists will all find this text both informative and instructive. It is also be an indispensable reference for postgraduate and senior undergraduate students of telecommunication and electrical engineering.