... by far the most extensively revised version of this work in ten years. And, for the first time, this edition is bundled with The ARRL handbook CD (version 9.0)--the fully searchable and complete book on CD-ROM (including many color images).
Metamaterials have become one of the most important emerging technologies in the scientific community due to its unusual electromagnetic properties. Consequently, during the last years, a huge deal of efforts has been concentrated in order to design functional components and devices based on metamaterials for many potential applications. The main objective of this book is to present in-depth analysis of the theory, properties, and realizations of novel devices that could be integrated within modern and future communication systems. The book contains 11 chapters written by acknowledged experts, researchers, academics, and microwave engineers, providing comprehensive information and covering a wide range of topics on several aspects of microwaves and optics, including polarization conversion, asymmetric transmission, transmission lines, filters, plasmonic lenses, tunable metamaterials, light manipulation, absorbers, and antennas, among others. This book is suitable for scholars from large scientific domain and therefore given to engineers, scientists, graduates, and other interested professionals as a reference on these artificial materials of tomorrow.
Based on the popular Artech House classic, Digital Communication Systems Engineering with Software-Defined Radio, this book provides a practical approach to quickly learning the software-defined radio (SDR) concepts needed for work in the field. This up-to-date volume guides readers on how to quickly prototype wireless designs using SDR for real-world testing and experimentation. This book explores advanced wireless communication techniques such as OFDM, LTE, WLA, and hardware targeting. Readers will gain an understanding of the core concepts behind wireless hardware, such as the radio frequency front-end, analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters, as well as various processing technologies. Moreover, this volume includes chapters on timing estimation, matched filtering, frame synchronization message decoding, and source coding. The orthogonal frequency division multiplexing is explained and details about HDL code generation and deployment are provided. The book concludes with coverage of the WLAN toolbox with OFDM beacon reception and the LTE toolbox with downlink reception. Multiple case studies are provided throughout the book. Both MATLAB and Simulink source code are included to assist readers with their projects in the field.
Without complicated "owners manual" jargon, ARRL's VHF Digital Handbook presents the material through a unique how-to approach and friendly, conversational style. Readers will understand how to set up and operate their equipment and software, and make the best use of their VHF digital station.--Book cover.
This cutting-edge resource presents a complete and systematic overview of the practical design considerations of radio frequency (RF) high efficiency load modulation power amplifiers (PA) for modern wireless communications for 4G and beyond. It provides comprehensive insight into all aspects of load modulation PA design and optimization not only covering design approaches specifically for passive and active load modulation operation but also hybrid with dynamic supply modulation and digital signal processing algorithms required for performance enhancement. Passive load impedance tuner design, dynamic load modulation PA, active load modulation PA and Doherty PA design for efficiently enhancement are explained. Readers find practical guidance into load modulation PA design for bandwidth extension, including video bandwidth enhancement techniques, broadband dynamic load amplifiers, topology selection, design procedures, and network output. This book presents the evolution and integration of classical load modulation PA topologies in order to meet new challenges in the field.
Radio Monitoring: Problems, Methods, and Equipment offers a unified approach to fundamental aspects of Automated Radio Monitoring (ARM). The authors discuss the development, modeling, design, and manufacture of ARM systems. Data from established and recent research are presented and recommendations are made on methods and approaches for solving common problems in ARM. The authors also provide classification and detailed descriptions of modern high-efficient hardware-software ARM equipment, including the equipment for detection, radio direction-finding, parameters measurement and their analysis, and the identification and localization of the electromagnetic field sources. Examples of ARM equipment structure, applications, and software are provided to manage a variety of complicated interference environment in the industrial centers, inside of the buildings, and in the open terrain. This book provides a reference for professionals and researchers interested in deploying ARM technology as a tool for solving problems from radio frequency spectrum usage control.
Taking an applications-oriented view, this unique volume delivers a forward-looking roadmap to military communications. This hands-on reference offers military and security technology practitioners insights into the key issues related to long-term development within the battlefield communications area. The book presents the technological alternatives for communication in the battlefield in unexpected situations and environments. This authoritative resource discusses unstructured formations of actors using a holistic approach that considers key capability requirements. Professionals and officers learn how to prepare for the unexpected and start building agile, adaptive and cognitive systems that are needed in future operating environments. From scenario-based capability planning...to situational and context awareness...to unmanned ground and aerial platforms, this easy-to-understand book covers the critical topics that practitioners need to master to achieve top performance in the battlefield.
"This book brings together advanced research on diverse topics in wireless communications and networking, including the latest developments in broadband technologies, mobile communications, wireless sensor networks, network security, and cognitive radio networks"--
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Radio Frequency Identification held in New York, USA, in June 2015. The 10 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 23 submissions and are organized in topical sections on PUFs and applications, side-channels and countermeasures, RFID system attacks, and efficient implementations.
An introduction to RF propagation that spans all wirelessapplications This book provides readers with a solid understanding of theconcepts involved in the propagation of electromagnetic waves andof the commonly used modeling techniques. While many books cover RFpropagation, most are geared to cellular telephone systems and,therefore, are limited in scope. This title is comprehensive-ittreats the growing number of wireless applications that range wellbeyond the mobile telecommunications industry, including radar andsatellite communications. The author's straightforward, clear style makes it easy for readersto gain the necessary background in electromagnetics, communicationtheory, and probability, so they can advance to propagation modelsfor near-earth, indoor, and earth-space propagation. Criticaltopics that readers would otherwise have to search a number ofresources to find are included: * RF safety chapter provides a concise presentation of FCCrecommendations, including application examples, and preparesreaders to work with real-world propagating systems * Antenna chapter provides an introduction to a wide variety ofantennas and techniques for antenna analysis, including a detailedtreatment of antenna polarization and axial ratio; the chaptercontains a set of curves that permit readers to estimatepolarization loss due to axial ratio mismatch between transmittingand receiving antennas without performing detailedcalculations * Atmospheric effects chapter provides curves of typicalatmospheric loss, so that expected loss can be determinedeasily * Rain attenuation chapter features a summary of how to apply theITU and Crane rain models * Satellite communication chapter provides the details ofearth-space propagation analysis including rain attenuation,atmospheric absorption, path length determination and noisetemperature determination Examples of widely used models provide all the details andinformation needed to allow readers to apply the models withconfidence. References, provided throughout the book, enablereaders to explore particular topics in greater depth.Additionally, an accompanying Wiley ftp site provides supportingMathCad files for select figures in the book. With its emphasis on fundamentals, detailed examples, andcomprehensive coverage of models and applications, this is anexcellent text for upper-level undergraduate or graduate students,or for the practicing engineer who needs to develop anunderstanding of propagation phenomena.
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The ultimate practical resource for today's RF system design professionals Radio frequency components and circuits form the backbone of today's mobile and satellite communications networks. Consequently, both practicing and aspiring industry professionals need to be able to solve ever more complex problems of RF design. Blending theoretical rigor with a wealth of practical expertise, Practical RF System Design addresses a variety of complex, real-world problems that system engineers are likely to encounter in today's burgeoning communications industry with solutions that are not easily available in the existing literature. The author, an expert in the field of RF module and system design, provides powerful techniques for analyzing real RF systems, with emphasis on some that are currently not well understood. Combining theoretical results and models with examples, he challenges readers to address such practical issues as: * How standing wave ratio affects system gain * How noise on a local oscillator will affect receiver noise figure and desensitization * How to determine the dynamic range of a cascade from module specifications * How phase noise affects system performance and where it comes from * How intermodulation products (IMs) predictably change with signal amplitude, and why they sometimes change differently An essential resource for today's RF system engineers, the text covers important topics in the areas of system noise and nonlinearity, frequency conversion, and phase noise. Along with a wealth of practical examples using MATLAB(r) and Excel, spreadsheets are available for download from an FTP Web site to help readers apply the methods outlined in this important resource.