Robust Modulation Methods and Smart Antennas in Wireless Communications

Bruno Pattan






Covers both terrestrial and satellite systems Maximizing wireless system capacity and performance: a practical tutorial

Robust Modulation Methods & Smart Antennas in Wireless Communications is a systematic, practical tutorial covering each key technology for maximizing the capacity and performance of wireless systems.

The book's reader-friendly coverage introduces spectral and power efficiencies within Shannon bounds, and key techniques for bandwidth-efficient modulation, including higher-order modulation waveforms, signal state-space diagrams, performance representations, and much more. Author Bruno Pattan reviews today's robust digital signal modulation methods; approaches for mitigating interference in spread spectrum systems; signal formats and performance specifications in terrestrial cellular; and the rapid evolution of smart antennas and smart arrays. Coverage includes:

  • The dynamics of linear and continuous phase modulations in digital communications
  • Fundamentals of error correction coding
  • Trellis-coded modulation, its advantages, and factors that can degrade its performance
  • Butler matrix beamforming networks, including planar array beams, multiple volumetric beams, and Butler matrix applications
  • Side lobe cancellers in smart antenna applications, including single and multiple interferers
  • Switched multi-beam smart antennas and adaptive arrays

The book contains extensive figures and illustrations throughout, making it easier to understand each technology and how it may be implemented. In particular, Pattan's thorough, up-to-the-minute coverage of smart antennas and smart arrays will enable wireless designers and other professionals to substantially increase the capacity of their systems.


Table of Contents:

1. In Pursuit of Bandwidth Efficiencies for Wireless Terrestrial and Satellite Communications.

2. Bandwidth-Efficient Modulation Techniques.
    Introduction. Bandwidth and Power Efficiency Plane. Conclusions. References.

3. Higher Order Modulation Methods. 
    Introduction. Signal State Space Diagrams. Performance Representations. Conclusions. Glossary of Terms. References.

4. Dynamics of Linear and Continuous Phase Modulation Methods in Digital Communications.
    Introduction. Linear Modulation. Continuous Phase Modulation. Phase Trellises in CPM. GMSK Modulation. Tamed Frequency Modulation (TFM). Signal Orthogonality. Conclusions. References.

5. Error Control Coding.
    Introduction. Code Families. Code Performance. Block Coding. Convolutional Encoding. Concatenated Coding. Interleaving. Coding Break-through. Conclusions. References.

6. Trellis Coded Modulation (Codulation).
    Introduction. The Theory. Attributes of Trellis Coded Modulation. Practical Systems. Performance Degraders. Conclusions. Glossary of Terms. References.

7. Spread Spectrum Communication Systems.
    Introduction. Spread Spectrum Techniques. Code Generation. Codes for Spread Spectrum Multiplexing. Spread Spectrum Interference Analysis. The Multipath Phenomenon. Purely Random or Pseudo-Random— What's the Difference? Conclusions. Glossary of Terms. References.

8. Terrestrial-based Wireless Communications. 
    Introduction. Frequency Bands of Operation. Interference Analysis. Increasing Capacity. Cellular Standards. Personal Communications Service. Conclusions. References.

9. The Butler Matrix.
    Introduction. Planar Array Beams. Multiple Volumetric Beams. Butler Array Application. Conclusions. References.

10. Sidelobe Cancellers in Smart Antenna Applications.
      Introduction. Single Interferer Sidelobe Canceller. Multiple Interferers. Conclusions. References.

11. A Look at Switched-Beam Smart Antennas.
      Introduction. Trunking Efficiency. Smart Antennas. Configurations. Conclusions. References.

12. Deterministic Signals, Random Noise, and Coherent Noise (Pseudo) Combining in an Array Antenna. 
      Introduction. Coherent Signals. Coherent Noise. An Adaptive Array in a Quiescent Signal Field.

13. Adaptive Arrays in Cellular Communications. 
      Introduction. The Theory. Simulation Results. Conclusions. References.

14. Summary Smart Antennas in Cellular Communications.
      Introduction. Adaptive Array Genre. Where Are Smart Antennas Going? Conclusions.

A. Gaussian Low-Pass Filter.

B. Scattering Matrix of the Quadrature Hybrid.

C. Example of Trunking and Erlang Tables.

D. Glossary of Terms.


The Author.