Short description Cellular radio describes wireless, mobile communications and represents one of the hottest topics in telecommunications. Many of the world's largest corporations are in a race to control large shares of this market and to establish worldwide service via satellite communications. Mobile phones, mobile fax machines and mobile fax/mode based notebooks and PDAs (personal digital assistants) are all examples of current cellular communications devices.
From the contents Preface to the Fourth Edition.
About the Author.
What is Cellular Radio?
World System Standards--A History.
Planning--An Essential Network Function.
Cell Site Selection and System Design.
Cellular Radio Interference.
Units and Concepts of Field Strength.
Filters and Combiners.
Base-Station Control and Signaling.
Power and Distribution.
Protection and Grounding.
Traffic Engineering Concepts.
Tower and Masts.
Data Over Cellular.
Rural and Offshore Applications of Cellular Radio.
Preparing Invitations to Tender.
Noise and Noise Performance.
GSM Pan-European Cellular.
Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA).
Satellite Mobile Systems.
Cordless Telephone Technologies.
Wireless Local Loop.
Coding, Formats, and Error Correction.
Other Mobile Products.
Buying Used Hardware.
Appendix A: RF Propagation Routine
Appendix B: ISO Model.
Appendix C: Amplifier Classes.
Appendix D: 911 Location Requirements.
Appendix E: Distortion and Noise.
Appendix F: Recommended Further Reading and Sources of Information.
Appendix G: Internet Protocols.
Appendix H: Erlang B and C Tables.
Appendix I: Conversion of Units Used for Cellular RF.