A comprehensive introduction to the hardware, parameters, andarchitectures of RF/microwave wireless systems
As the basis for some of the hottest technologies of the newmillennium, radio frequency (RF) and microwave wireless systemsrapidly propel us toward a future in which the transmission ofvoice, video, and data communications will be possible anywhere inthe world through the use of simple, handheld devices.
This book provides scientists and engineers with clear, thorough,up-to-date explanations of all aspects of RF and microwave wirelesssystems, including general hardware components, system parameters,and architectures. Renowned authority Kai Chang covers bothcommunication and radar/sensor systems and extends the discussionto other intriguing topics, from global positioning systems (GPS)to smart highways and smart automobiles. With an emphasis on basicoperating principles, Dr. Chang reviews waves and transmissionlines, examines modulation and demodulation and multiple-accesstechniques, and helps bridge the gap between RF/microwaveengineering and communication system design. Ample practicalexamples of components and system configurations and nearly 300illustrations and photographs complete this timely andindispensable resource.
An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all theproblems in the book is available from the Wiley editorialdepartment