Khaled Fazel Stefan Kaiser Radio System Design DoCoMo Euro-Labs Marconi Communications Landsberger Strasse 312 D-71522 Backnang, Germany D-80687 Munich, Germany The field of multi-carrier and spread spectrum communications has became an important research topic with increasing number of research activities . Especially in the last two years, beside deep system analysis of various multiple access schemes, new standardization activities in the framework of beyond 3G (B3G) concepts have been initiated. Multi-carrier transmission is considered to be a potential candidate to fulfil the requirements of the next generation system. The two important requirements of B3G/4G can be summarized as: i) much higher data rate for cellular mobile radio and ii) a unique physical layer specification for indoor/hot spot and outdoor/cellular applications, including fixed wireless access (FWA) schemes. The activities within the 3GPP and WiMAX fora are examples of such trends (see Fig. 1). IEEE 802 ETSI WAN UMTS, EDGE 3GPP (GSM) HiperMAN & IEEE 802. 16 WiMAX MAN HiperAccess WirelessMAN HiperLAN/2 IEEE 802. 11 LAN WiFi RLAN WirelessLAN IEEE 802.
15 PAN Bluetooth BRAN Figure 1 Beyond 3G: Worldwide Standardization Activities xii Editorial Introduction The WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access ) vision is to provide broadband wireless access with its primary goal to promote IEEE 802. 16a-e and ETSI-BRAN standards through interoperability testing and certification. In the first step the broadband access to the so-called last mile applications with fixed positioned terminals is envisaged.
Number of pages: 502
Weight: 789 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 27 mm
Edition: 2006 ed.
From the reviews:
"The field of multi-carrier and spread spectrum communications has become research topic with increasing number of research activities. ... Contributors are from universities and institutes across the world ... . the presentation of figures and graph is pleasing to the eye and easy for reference. In conclusion, this edited book may serve to promote further research in the area ... . I consider this a must-have reference for system designers, researchers, R&D engineers and technicians working on the wireless communication and networking areas" (Current Engineering Practice, 2007)