PCS (Personal Communication Systems) will provide the convenience of FAX,
Email and voice mail in a package similar to cellular phones. This book
describes both Personal Communication Systems and mobile networks — and as they
are envisioned for the future. KEY TOPICS: The first half of this book
covers the theory of wireless communications, presenting the historical
background of wireless telephony and the evolution of wireless technologies in
the U.S. and Europe. The second half of the book presents the analog and digital
(cellular and PCS) systems used in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. MARKET:
For wireless engineers and those interested in marketing wireless products in
the United States.
Table of Contents:
(NOTE: Each chapter contains an Introduction, Summary, Problems and
WIRELESS AND PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS.
1. An Overview of Wireless Technologies.
Historical Background. Standards. Vision of
2. An Overview of Cellular Systems.
Concept of Cellular Communications.
First-Generation Cellular Systems. Technologies for Second-Generation Cellular
Systems. Cordless Phones and Telepoint Systems. Second-Generation Cellular
Systems. Second- Generation-Plus PCS Systems. Vision of the Third-Generation
3. Access Technologies.
Narrowband Channelized Systems. Wideband
Systems. Comparisons of FDMA, TDMA, and DS-CDMA. Capacity of a DS-CDMA System.
Comparison of DS-CDMA and FDMA/TDMA System Capacity.
4. Fundamentals of Radio Communications.
Radio-Wave Propagation. Multipath
Characteristics of a Radio Wave. Capacity of a Communication Channel.
Propagation Losses in Built-up Areas.
5. Fundamentals of Cellular Communications.
Cellular System. Geometry of a Hexagonal Cell.
Cochannel Interference Ratio. Cellular System Design in Worst-Case Scenario with
an Omnidirectional Antenna. Cochannel Interference Reduction with the Use of
Directional Antennas. Directional Antennas in Seven-Cell Reuse Pattern. Cell
Splitting. Registration. Terminal Authentication. Handoff.
Objectives of a Cellular System Antenna. Antenna
Gain. Free Space Path Loss. Receiver Noise. The Path Loss Over a Reflecting
Surface. The Relationship between Directivity, Gain, and Beamwidth. Diversity
Reception. Basic Combining Methods. Types of Diversity. Examples of Base Station
and Mobile Antennas.
8. North American Cellular and PCS Systems.
PCS Reference Models. 8.3 Services 8.4 Operation
of a PCS System 8.5 Air Interface Unique Capabilities 8.6 Handoffs
9. European and Japanese Cellular Systems and
North American PCS1900.
GSM Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN).
Objectives of a GSM PLMN. GSM PLMN Services. GSM Architecture. GSM Channel and
Frame Structure. GSM Speech Processing. GSM Call Flow Scenarios. MSC
Performance. North American PCS1900. Japanese Digital Cellular (JDC)
10. Security and Privacy in Wireless Systems.
Security and Privacy Needs of a Wireless System.
Methods and Procedures of Providing Privacy and Security in Wireless
11. Network Management for PCS and Cellular
Goals for PCS Management. Management
Requirements for PCS. OAM&P Standards for PCS and Cellular Network.
Telecommunications Management Network. OSI Management. PCS Information
12. Interworking in Wireless Systems.
Speech Coding Interworking. Data Interworking.
Signaling, Numbering, and Routing Interworking. Security and Authentication
Interworking. Basic Services Interworking. Roaming between Similar Systems.
Roaming between Dissimilar Systems. Emergency Calling Interworking. Billing
13. Design of a Wireless System: A Case Study.
Planning and Engineering a Cellular Radio
System. Outline of the Engineering Procedure. Frequency Reuse and Channel Group
Assignments. Considerations for a Start-Up System. The Process of Growing a
Cellular System. Traffic Calculations for a Cellular and PCS System.
14. Cellular Digital Packet Data (CDPD) Network.
CDPD Network Defined. The Network Architecture
for CDPD. CDPD Protocols. CDPD Capabilities and Services.
15. Packet Radio Systems.
Packet Radio Basics. The ARDIS Packet Radio
Network. The RAM Mobile Data Packet Radio Network. Simple Packet Networks Using
AX.25. The Network Operating System and TCP/IP.