RF Engineering for Wireless Networks: Hardware, Antennas, and Propagation (Paperback)

Daniel M. Dobkin




Finally, here is a single volume containing all of the engineering information needed to successfully design and implement any type of wireless network! Author Dan Dobkin covers every aspect of RF engineering necessary for wireless networks. He begins with a review of essential math and electromagnetic theory followed by thorough discussions of multiplexing, modulation types, bandwidth, link budgets, network concepts, radio system architectures, RF amplifiers, mixers and frequency conversion, filters, single-chip radio systems, antenna theory and designs, signal propagation, and planning and implementing wireless networks for both indoor and outdoor environments. The appendices contain such vital data as U.S., European, and Japanese technical and regulatory standards for wireless networks, measurements in wireless networks, reflection and matching of transmission lines, determining power density, and much more. The accompanying CD includes useful software tools such as a link budget calculator, a Smith Chart calculator and plotter, and radio chain analysis utilities. No matter what type of wireless network you design—Bluetooth, UWB, or even metropolitan area network (MAN)—this book is the one reference you can’t do without!


Table of Contents:

Basics of Wireless Communications
Basics of Wireless Local Area Networks
Radio Transmitters and Receivers
Indoor Networks
Outdoor Networks
Appendix 1: Regulatory Issues
Appendix 2: Measurement
Appendix 3: Reflection and
Appendix 4: The Lorentz Gauge
Appendix 5: Power Density
Appendix 6: Conventional E & M
Appendix 7: Table of Symbols Used in the Text