Coding for Wireless Channels will serve as an advanced text for undergraduate and graduate level courses and as a reference for professionals in telecommunications.
Employing modern sociological concepts, the essays show how the various associations were constituted, the extent of their membership, why people joined them and what they contributed to the social fabric of urban life. For many, those groups were the most significant feature of social life beyond family and work. All of them provided an outlet of religious as well as social commitments.
Also included are studies of the way in which early Jewish and Christian groups adopted and adapted the models of private association available to them and how this affected their social status and role. Finally, the situation of women is discussed, as some of the voluntary associations offered them a more significant recognition than they received in society at large.
The book honours Peter Richardson, and the first two chapters offer appreciations of this scholarship and teaching. The remaining chapters focus on early Christianity, late-antique Judaism and topics germane to the Roman world at large. Many of the essays relate to features of Jewish life — the epigraphic evidence for gentile converts to Judaism or for Jewish defectors, ancient accounts of the Essenes or of the siege of Masada, and the material context of the first great rabbinic work, the Mishnah. Other essays connect early Christian texts with the social and cultural realia of their day — modes of travel, notions of gender, patronage and benefaction, the relation of tenants and owners — or reflect on the aesthetics of Christian architecture and the relation between building and ritual in Constantinian churches. One study relates the writing of the famous novelist Apuleius to a household mithraeum in Ostia, while another explores the changing appropriation of religious realia as the Roman world became Christian.
These wide-ranging and original studies demonstrate clearly that texts and artifacts can be mutually supportive. Equally, they point to ways in which artifacts, no less than texts, are inherently ambiguous and teach us to be cautious in our conclusions.
The book provides rigorous mathematical tools for the analysis and design of digital transmission systems. The authors emphasize methodology in their aim to teach the reader how to do it rather than how it is done. They apply the fundamental tools of the discipline onto a number of systems, such as wireless data transmission systems.
Edited by leading people in the field who, through their reputation, have been able to commission experts to write on a particular topic.
With this reference source you will:Quickly grasp a new area of research Understand the underlying principles of a topic and its applicationsAscertain how a topic relates to other areas and learn of the research issues yet to be resolvedQuick tutorial reviews of important and emerging topics of research in Channel CodingPresents core principles in Channel Coding theory and shows their applicationsReference content on core principles, technologies, algorithms and applicationsComprehensive references to journal articles and other literature on which to build further, more specific and detailed knowledge
Understanding Digital Signal Processing, Third Edition, is quite simply the best resource for engineers and other technical professionals who want to master and apply today’s latest DSP techniques. Richard G. Lyons has updated and expanded his best-selling second edition to reflect the newest technologies, building on the exceptionally readable coverage that made it the favorite of DSP professionals worldwide. He has also added hands-on problems to every chapter, giving students even more of the practical experience they need to succeed.
Comprehensive in scope and clear in approach, this book achieves the perfect balance between theory and practice, keeps math at a tolerable level, and makes DSP exceptionally accessible to beginners without ever oversimplifying it. Readers can thoroughly grasp the basics and quickly move on to more sophisticated techniques.
This edition adds extensive new coverage of FIR and IIR filter analysis techniques, digital differentiators, integrators, and matched filters. Lyons has significantly updated and expanded his discussions of multirate processing techniques, which are crucial to modern wireless and satellite communications. He also presents nearly twice as many DSP Tricks as in the second edition—including techniques even seasoned DSP professionals may have overlooked.
Coverage includesNew homework problems that deepen your understanding and help you apply what you’ve learned Practical, day-to-day DSP implementations and problem-solving throughout Useful new guidance on generalized digital networks, including discrete differentiators, integrators, and matched filters Clear descriptions of statistical measures of signals, variance reduction by averaging, and real-world signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) computation A significantly expanded chapter on sample rate conversion (multirate systems) and associated filtering techniques New guidance on implementing fast convolution, IIR filter scaling, and more Enhanced coverage of analyzing digital filter behavior and performance for diverse communications and biomedical applications Discrete sequences/systems, periodic sampling, DFT, FFT, finite/infinite impulse response filters, quadrature (I/Q) processing, discrete Hilbert transforms, binary number formats, and much more
Projects and tutorials include:Controlling devices over BluetoothUsing Python and Arduino programming environments on EdisonTracking objects with a webcam and OpenCVResponding to voice commands and talking backUsing and configuring Linux on Edison
Main drivers for the introduction of Long Term Evolution ofUTRAN (LTE) is to provide far better end user experience for mobilebroadband services. However, service providers also need to have aclear strategy of how to offer voice and messaging services forconsumers and enterprises. The voice service over LTE is becomingincreasingly important when the smartphone penetration isincreasing rapidly. Smartphones require both good quality voice andhigh speed broadband data.
This book provides the exhaustive view to industry-approvedtechnologies and standards behind the Voice over LTE (VoLTE).Whether a decision maker or technology analyst, this book explainsa topic of substantial global market interest. Itprovides a good introduction to the technology and is useful foroperators who may be deploying VoLTE, product managers responsiblefor VoLTE products and those who work in implementation andstandardization of related technologies.Provides a comprehensive overview of industry-approvedtechnologies and standards, providing vital information fordecision makers and those working on the technologyWritten by authors working at the cutting edge of mobilecommunications technology today, bringing a mix of standards andproduct background, guaranteeing in-depth practical and standardsinformationCovering the technical and practical elements of VoLTE,explaining the various approaches for providing voice services overLTE
The book is aimed at mobile telecommunication professionals, whowant to understand what LTE is and how it works. It is invaluablefor engineers who are working on LTE, notably those who aretransferring from other technologies such as UMTS and cdma2000,those who are experts in one part of LTE but who want to understandthe system as a whole, and those who are new to mobiletelecommunications altogether. It is also relevant to those workingin non technical roles, such as project managers, marketingexecutives and intellectual property consultants. On completing thebook, the reader will have a clear understanding of LTE, and willbe able to tackle the more specialised books and the 3GPPspecifications with confidence.
Key features -Covers the latest developments in release 10 of the 3GPPspecifications, including the new capabilities of LTE-AdvancedIncludes references to individual sections of the 3GPPspecifications, to help readers understand the principles of eachtopic before going to the specifications for more detailedinformationRequires no previous knowledge of mobile telecommunications, orof the mathematical techniques that LTE uses for radio transmissionand reception
Iridium the satellite system was a mind-boggling technical accomplishment, surely the future of communication. The only problem was that Iridium the company was a commercial disaster. Only months after launching service, it was $11 billion in debt, burning through $100 million a month and crippled by baroque rate plans and agreements that forced calls through Moscow, Beijing, Fucino, Italy, and elsewhere. Bankruptcy was inevitable—the largest to that point in American history. And when no real buyers seemed to materialize, it looked like Iridium would go down as just a “science experiment.”
That is, until Dan Colussy got a wild idea. Colussy, a former head of Pan-Am now retired and working on his golf game in Palm Beach, heard about Motorola’s plans to “de-orbit” the system and decided he would buy Iridium and somehow turn around one of the biggest blunders in the history of business.
In Eccentric Orbits, John Bloom masterfully traces the conception, development, and launching of Iridium and Colussy’s tireless efforts to stop it from being destroyed, from meetings with his motley investor group, to the Clinton White House, to the Pentagon, to the hunt for customers in special ops, shipping, aviation, mining, search and rescue—anyone who would need a durable phone at the end of the Earth. Impeccably researched and wonderfully told, Eccentric Orbits is a rollicking, unforgettable tale of technological achievement, business failure, the military-industrial complex, and one of the greatest deals of all time.
LTE for UMTS is one of the first books to provide acomprehensive guide to the standards and technologies of LTE. Keyfeatures of the book include:Covers all the key aspects of LTE in a systematic mannerPresents full description of 3GPP Release 8 LTEExamines the expected performance of LTEWritten by experts actively involved in the 3GPP standards andproduct development.
Your every step online is being tracked and stored, and your identity literally stolen. Big companies and big governments want to know and exploit what you do, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand.
In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick uses true-life stories to show exactly what is happening without your knowledge, teaching you "the art of invisibility"--online and real-world tactics to protect you and your family, using easy step-by-step instructions. Reading this book, you will learn everything from password protection and smart Wi-Fi usage to advanced techniques designed to maximize your anonymity.
Kevin Mitnick knows exactly how vulnerabilities can be exploited and just what to do to prevent that from happening. The world's most famous--and formerly the US government's most wanted--computer hacker, he has hacked into some of the country's most powerful and seemingly impenetrable agencies and companies, and at one point was on a three-year run from the FBI. Now Mitnick is reformed and widely regarded as the expert on the subject of computer security.
Invisibility isn't just for superheroes--privacy is a power you deserve and need in the age of Big Brother and Big Data.
How do you balance battery life with performance and cost?
This book shows you how!
Now that "mobile" has become the standard, the consumer not only expects mobility but demands power longevity in wireless devices. As more and more features, computing power, and memory are packed into mobile devices such as iPods, cell phones, and cameras, there is a large and growing gap between what devices can do and the amount of energy engineers can deliver. In fact, the main limiting factor in many portable designs is not hardware or software, but instead how much power can be delivered to the device. This book describes various design approaches to reduce the amount of power a circuit consumes and techniques to effectively manage the available power.
Power Management Advice On:
•Low Power Packaging Techniques
•Power and Clock Gating
•Energy Efficient Compilers
•Various Display Technologies
•Linear vs. Switched Regulators
•Software Techniques and Intelligent Algorithms
* Addresses power versus performance that each newly developed mobile device faces
* Robust case studies drawn from the author's 30 plus years of extensive real world experience are included
* Both hardware and software are discussed concerning their roles in power
The book demonstrates a variety of ways that these vulnerabilities can be—and have been—exploited, and how the unfortunate consequences of such exploitations can be mitigated through the responsible use of technology.Explains how the wireless access points in common, everyday devices can expose us to hacks and threatsTeaches how wireless access points can be hacked, also providing the techniques necessary to protect and defend dataPresents concrete examples and real-world guidance on how to protect against wireless access point attacks
Written by experts in the field of mobile communications, thisbook systematically describes the most recent LTE signalingprocedures, explaining how to identify and troubleshoot abnormalnetwork behavior and common failure causes, as well as describingthe normal signaling procedures. This is a unique feature of thebook, allowing readers to understand the root cause analysis ofproblems related to signaling procedures.
This book will be especially useful for network operators andequipment manufacturers; engineers; technicians; network planners;developers; researchers; designers; testing personnel and projectmanagers; consulting and training companies; standardizationbodies.
The book has been written with intent to grasp the basic understanding of theoretical as well as practical aspects of electromagnetic wave propagation and antenna engineering. The text has been aptly scripted considering the requirements of average students who can easily grasp and comprehend the basics of wave propagation and radiation mechanism of varieties of antennas coupled with their critical functionalities, utilities, advantages/disadvantages without any external assistance of teachers or other reference books. The book broaches very well on practical methods of parametric measurements of antenna with right measuring test equipment and associated tools. The last chapter of the book is dedicated to advance technology adopted in design and development of modern antenna.
• A fairly large number of well labelled diagrams to provide practical understanding of the concepts.
• The placement of numericals at appropriate places develops confidence among readers and enthuses them further to read in depth to crack any regular or competitive examinations.
• Chapter summary highlights important points for quick recap and revision before examination.
• Well-crafted multiple choice questions with answers at the end of each chapter to stimulate thought process and prepare better for viva-voce and competitive examinations.
• Appropriate number of unsolved numerical problems with answers to improve problem solving skill of students.
This book will contain pragmatic information on how to engineer IMS networks as well as an applications-oriented approach for the engineering and networking professionals responsible for making IMS function in the real world.
* Describes the convergence of wireless IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) with other networks, including wireline and cable
* Discusses building interfaces for end users and IMS applications servers
* Explores network management issues with IMS
In Practical RF Handbook, Ian Hickman draws upon his own radio engineering background to develop a hands-on guide to the difficulties and pitfalls of RF design with a minimum of maths. A broad coverage includes devices, circuits, equipment, systems, radio propagation and external noise to fully acquaint the reader with the necessary circuit technologies and techniques.
The fourth edition brings the book fully up-to-date with new advances in RF, including coverage of OFDM, UWB, WiFi and WiMax.
* Practical coverage of the cutting-edge technology behind the fast-moving world of communications electronics
* Real-world design guide for engineers, technicians and students, covering key principles with a minimum of maths
* Updated throughout, including coverage of recent hot topics such as UWB, WiFi and WiMax
Together with the powerful suite of CD software, the reader will have a complete solution for constructing or using an antenna - bar the actual hardware! The software provides a simple Windows-based aid to carrying out the design calculations at the heart of successful antenna design. All the user needs to do is select the antenna type and set the frequency - a much more fun and less error prone method than using a conventional calculator to solve formulae.
The new edition has been revised to include further cases of propagation, additional antennas and also two new chapters - Small Loop Antennas (a topic of considerable interest, which has been the subject of much recent debate in the amateur radio press); and Yagi Beam Antennas (widely used at HF and VHF). The CD software has also been updated.
Joe Carr's expertise in the area of antenna design is legendary. Antenna designers, whether hobbyist or technician, can be assured they need look no further than Antenna Toolkit for the complete guide to understanding the practicalities of using and designing antennas today.
A complete solution for antenna design in one package.
Includes free CD-ROM with state of the art software for all design calculations.
The definitive guide to antenna design for radio amateurs and short-wave listeners.
There are very few other books available even though EMI is constantly discussed and cursed. Most of the books on the market are about how to prevent EMI in circuit design or approaches to understanding the theory behind EMI. Though this information is important, especially to an engineering audience, these books hold no value at all to the technicians and hands-on practitioners in the fields of communications and servicing.These savvy professionals know that the book they are looking for and need is just not on the market. To get the information they need, this group is forced to read every magazine article they can find on the subject and rely on the advice of other professionals whether through technician groups or newsgroups. This book fills a void in the telecommunications and electronics industries by providing practical troubleshooting information.Addresses the technician's needs and interestsWritten by an eminent authority in the fieldCovers correction and prevention of problems with EMI
RF (radio frequency) and wireless technologies drive communication today. This technology and its applications enable wireless phones, portable device roaming, and short-range industrial and commercial application communication such as the supply chain management wonder, RFID. Up-to-date information regarding software defined RF, using frequencies smarter, and using more of the spectrum, with ultrawideband technology is detailed.A 360-degree view from best-selling authors including Roberto Aiello, Bruce Fette, and Praphul ChandraHot topics covered including ultrawideband and cognitive radio technologiesThe ultimate hard-working desk reference: all the essential information, techniques, and tricks of the trade in one volume
This book provides an in-depth coverage of essentialanalog and mixed-signal topics such as power amplifiers, activefilters, noise and dynamic range, analog-to-digitaland digital-to-analog conversion techniques, phase-lockedloops, and switching power supplies. Readers will learn the basicsof linear systems, types of nonlinearities and their effects,op-amp circuits, the high-gain analog filter-amplifier, and signalgeneration. The author uses system design examples tomotivate theoretical explanations and covers system-level topicsnot found in most textbooks.Provides references for further study andproblems at the end of each chapterIncludes an appendix describing test equipmentuseful for analog and mixed-signal workExamines the basics of linear systems, types ofnonlinearities and their effects, op-amp circuits, the high-gainanalog filter-amplifier, and signal generationComprehensive and detailed, Analog and Mixed-SignalElectronics is a great introduction to analog and mixed-signalelectronics for EE undergraduates, advanced electronics students,and for those involved in computer engineering, biomedicalengineering, computer science, and physics.
The multimedia revolution has created hundreds of new uses for Digital Signal Processing, but most software guides have continued to focus on outdated languages such as FORTRAN and Pascal for managing new applications. Now C++ Algorithms for Digital Signal Processing applies object-oriented techniques to this growing field with software you can implement on your desktop PC. C++ Algorithms for Digital Signal Processing's programming methods can be used for applications as diverse as:Digital audio and video Speech and image processing Digital communications Radar, sonar, and ultrasound signal processing
Complete coverage is provided, including:Overviews of DSP and C++ Hands-on study with dozens of exercises Extensive library of customizable source code Import and Export of Microsoft WAV and Matlab data files
Multimedia professionals, managers, and even advanced hobbyists will appreciate C++ Algorithms for Digital Signal Processing as much as students, engineers, and programmers. It's the ideal bridge between programming and signal processing, and a valuable reference for experts in either field.
Source code for all of the DSP programs and DSP data associated with the examples discussed in this book and Appendix B and the file README.TXT which provide more information about how to compile and run the programs can be downloaded from www.informit.com/title/9780131791442
Design, Deployment and Performance of 4G-LTENetworks addresses the key practical aspects and bestpractice of 4G networks design, performance, and deployment. Inaddition, the book focuses on the end-to-end aspects of the LTEnetwork architecture and different deployment scenarios ofcommercial LTE networks. It describes the air interface of LTEfocusing on the access stratum protocol layers: PDCP, RLC, MAC, andPhysical Layer. The air interface described in this book covers theconcepts of LTE frame structure, downlink and uplink scheduling,and detailed illustrations of the data flow across the protocollayers. It describes the details of the optimization processincluding performance measurements and troubleshooting mechanismsin addition to demonstrating common issues and case studies basedon actual field results. The book provides detailed performanceanalysis of key features/enhancements such as C-DRX for Smartphonesbattery saving, CSFB solution to support voice calls with LTE, andMIMO techniques.
The book presents analysis of LTE coverage and link budgetsalongside a detailed comparative analysis with HSPA+. Practicallink budget examples are provided for data and VoLTE scenarios.Furthermore, the reader is provided with a detailed explanation ofcapacity dimensioning of the LTE systems. The LTE capacity analysisin this book is presented in a comparative manner with reference tothe HSPA+ network to benchmark the LTE network capacity. The bookdescribes the voice options for LTE including VoIP protocol stack,IMS Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC). In addition, keyVoLTE features are presented: Semi-persistent scheduling (SPS), TTIbundling, Quality of Service (QoS), VoIP with C-DRX, Robust HeaderCompression (RoHC), and VoLTE Vocoders and De-Jitter buffer. Thebook describes several LTE and LTE-A advanced features in theevolution from Release 8 to 10 including SON, eICIC, CA, CoMP,HetNet, Enhanced MIMO, Relays, and LBS.
This book can be used as a reference for best practices in LTEnetworks design and deployment, performance analysis, and evolutionstrategy.Conveys the theoretical background of 4G-LTE networksPresents key aspects and best practice of 4G-LTE networksdesign and deploymentIncludes a realistic roadmap for evolution of deployed 3G/4GnetworksAddresses the practical aspects for designing and deployingcommercial LTE networks.Analyzes LTE coverage and link budgets, including a detailedcomparative analysis with HSPA+.References the best practices in LTE networks design anddeployment, performance analysis, and evolution strategyCovers infrastructure-sharing scenarios for CAPEX and OPEXsaving.Provides key practical aspects for supporting voice servicesover LTE,
Written for all 4G engineers/designers working in networksdesign for operators, network deployment engineers, R&Dengineers, telecom consulting firms, measurement/performance toolsfirms, deployment subcontractors, senior undergraduate students andgraduate students interested in understanding the practical aspectsof 4G-LTE networks as part of their classes, research, orprojects.
New to this edition:
• Examples of near-metal antenna techniques
• Discussion of the wakeup challenge for battery-assisted tags, with a BAT architecture example
• Latest development of protocols: EPC Gen 1.2.0
• Update 18000-6 discussion with battery-assisted tags, sensor tags, Manchester tags and wakeup provisionsNamed a 2012 Notable Computer Book for Computer Systems Organization by Computing ReviewsThe only book to give an understanding of radio communications, the underlying technology for radio frequency identification (RFID)Praised for its readability and clarity, it balances breadth and depth of coverage New edition includes latest developments in chip technology, antennas and protocols
Advanced Research and Trends in New Technologies, Software, Human-Computer Interaction, and Communicability presents scientific, theoretical, and practical insight on the software and technology of social networks and the factors that boost communicability. By highlighting different disciplines in the computer and social sciences, this reference is essential for practitioners, researchers, and scholars invested in the current studies, as well as for future generations in the field of ICT.
Reflector antennas are extraordinary devices that combine high gain with geometrical simplicity, and can operate in broad frequency bands. Their performance, however, depends on the electrical characteristics of the feed system with which they operate. This comprehensive volume provides you with a solid understanding of feed system theory, design, and analysis.
Featuring chapters authored by experts in each aspect of feed systems, this book takes you from fundamental mathematical techniques, electrically small and large dual reflectors, feed geometry and telemetry, tracking and command antennas, and more. Throughout the book numerous examples are provided to guide you in the practical aspects of feed design.
This book supplements the information provided in the 3GPPstandards by giving readers access to a universal LTE/EPC protocolsequence to ensure they have a clear understanding of the issuesinvolved. It describes the normal signaling procedures as well asexplaining how to identify and troubleshoot abnormal networkbehavior and common failure causes.Enables the reader to understand the signaling procedures andparameters that need to be analyzed when monitoring UMTSnetworksCovers the essential facts on signaling procedures by providingfirst hand information taken from real LTE/EPC tracesA useful reference on the topic, also providing sufficientdetails for test and measurement experts who need to analyzeLTE/EPC signaling procedures and measurements at the most detailedlevelContains a description of LTE air interface monitoringscenarios as well as other key topics up to an advanced level
LTE Signaling, Troubleshooting and Optimization is theLong Term Evolution successor to the previous Wiley books UMTSSignaling and UMTS Performance Measurement.
The successful trial, deployment, operation and troubleshootingof 3G or UMTS infrastructures and applications is the biggestchallenge facing today’s mobile communications. Networkelement instability, network element and multi-vendorinteroperability, configuration and network planning faults arejust a few of the challenges affecting performance andprofitability that need to be addressed. This book is an invaluableguide to resolving such problems.
Highlights of the Second Edition:Includes new information and scenarios on HSPA / HSDPA / HSUPA,and IMSCovers not only WCDMA, but also TD-SCDMA issuesContains up-to-date information on releases 5 and 6, andincludes a new chapter on the future releases 7 and 8Provides crucial information for network operators andequipment suppliers keen to understand how to handle and analyseUMTS signaling procedures in order to get the network intooperation, detect errors and troubleshoot faultsUses first hand, real world information to explain issues whichare unclear in the standardsIncludes comprehensive descriptions and documentation of UMTSreference scenarios for different UMTS procedures
The unified comprehensive approach taken by the authors makesthis book essential reading for engineers in network operators,integrators or system suppliers who need to be at the cutting edgeof this technology. It will also be an invaluable resource forpostgraduates on telecommunications courses, especially those witha focus on signal analysis.
Features:A systematic and detailed, top-down approach to the design of 4G cellular systems based on IEEE 802.16m and 3GPP LTE/LTE-Advanced technologies A systematic approach to understanding IEEE 802.16m radio access network and mobile WiMAX network architecture and protocols The first comprehensive technical reference on the design, development and performance evaluation of IMT-Advanced systems, including the theoretical background and design principles as well as implementation considerations
About the author:
The author, chief architect and technical lead of the IEEE 802.16m project at Intel Corporation, initiated and masterminded the development of the IEEE 802.16m standard and has been one of the leading technical drivers in its standardization process in IEEE. The author was also a leading technical contributor to the definition and development of requirements and evaluation methodology for the IMT-Advanced systems in ITU-R. Reflecting the author’s 20+ years expertise and experience, the book provides an in-depth, systematic and structured technical reference for professional engineers, researchers, and graduate students working in cellular communication systems, radio air-interface technologies, cellular communications protocols, advanced radio access technologies for 4G systems, and broadband cellular standards.A systematic and detailed, top-down approach to the design of 4G cellular systems based on IEEE 802.16m and 3GPP LTE/LTE-Advanced technologiesA systematic approach to understanding IEEE 802.16m radio access network and mobile WiMAX network architecture and protocolsThe first comprehensive technical reference on the design, development and performance evaluation of IMT-Advanced systems, including the theoretical background and design principles as well as implementation considerations
The IMS network performs the processing of the telephone signal to provide VoLTE and ViLTE services, including call routing and the provision of additional services. Different procedures are described: the set-up and termination of a session, interconnection with third-party networks, roaming and intra-system handover.
The inter-system handover PS-CS is a special case that occurs when the mobile loses 4G network coverage over the course of a session. The e-SRVCC mechanism enables continuity of the service during the switch of the telephone communication to the 2G or 3G networks. The SMS service for short messages, which is a special telephone service in itself, is provided by two structures, one relying on the IMS network, and a second on the CSFB functionality.
Individual chapters are organized into one complete reference giving a 360-degree view from our bestselling authors. From wireless application protocols, to Mesh Networks and Ad Hoc Sensor Networks, to security and survivability of wireless systems – all of the elements of wireless networking are united in a single volume. The book covers both methods of analysis and problem-solving techniques, enhancing the reader’s grasp of the material and ability to implement practical solutions.
This book is essential for anyone interested in new and developing aspects of wireless network technology.Chapters contributed by recognized experts in the field cover theory and practice of wireless network technology, allowing the reader to develop a new level of knowledge and technical expertise Up-to-date coverage of wireless networking issues facilitates learning and lets the reader remain current and fully informed from multiple viewpointsPresents methods of analysis and problem-solving techniques, enhancing the reader’s grasp of the material and ability to implement practical solutions
While some sides of photographic “culture” remain wholly unchanged – art photography, journalistic and advertising photography, scientific photography, etc. – new facets emerge: leisure or travel photography, everyday life photography, anecdotal, observational or unusual photography, and microcosm, or micro-community, photography with its culmination in the narcissistic selfie. These new forms combine an often simplified manner of photographing and modern means of instantaneous, remote and mass communication. This book does not extend into the sociological study of photography, instead it explains how the digital camera works by examining in detail each of the components that constitutes it to provide the reader with a preliminary guide into the inner workings of this device.
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. 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!The A-to-Z guide to wireless network engineering—covers everything from basic electromagnetic theory to modulation techniques to network planning and implementation!Engineering and design principles covered are applicable to any type of wireless network, including 802.11, 802.16, 802.20, and Bluetooth.Discusses state-of-the-art modulation techniques such as ultra wideband (UWB) and orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM).
The treatment of the topic is at the senior undergraduate tograduate and professional levels, with sufficient introductorymaterial for the book to be used as a self-contained reference.
By one expert s prediction, within twenty years half of Americans will have body implants that tell retailers how they feel about specific products as they browse their local stores. The notion may be outlandish, but it reflects executives drive to understand shoppers in the aisles with the same obsessive detail that they track us online. In fact, a hidden surveillance revolution is already taking place inside brick-and-mortar stores, where Americans still do most of their buying. Drawing on his interviews with retail executives, analysis of trade publications, and experiences at insider industry meetings, advertising and digital studies expert Joseph Turow pulls back the curtain on these trends, showing how a new hyper-competitive generation of merchants including Macy s, Target, and Walmart is already using data mining, in-store tracking, and predictive analytics to change the way we buy, undermine our privacy, and define our reputations. Eye-opening and timely, Turow s book is essential reading to understand the future of shopping.
The new edition of this classic book gives all the major concepts, techniques and applications of sparse representation, reflecting the key role the subject plays in today's signal processing. The book clearly presents the standard representations with Fourier, wavelet and time-frequency transforms, and the construction of orthogonal bases with fast algorithms. The central concept of sparsity is explained and applied to signal compression, noise reduction, and inverse problems, while coverage is given to sparse representations in redundant dictionaries, super-resolution and compressive sensing applications.
* Balances presentation of the mathematics with applications to signal processing
* Algorithms and numerical examples are implemented in WaveLab, a MATLAB toolbox
New in this edition
* Sparse signal representations in dictionaries
* Compressive sensing, super-resolution and source separation
* Geometric image processing with curvelets and bandlets
* Wavelets for computer graphics with lifting on surfaces
* Time-frequency audio processing and denoising
* Image compression with JPEG-2000
* New and updated exercises
A Wavelet Tour of Signal Processing: The Sparse Way, Third Edition, is an invaluable resource for researchers and R&D engineers wishing to apply the theory in fields such as image processing, video processing and compression, bio-sensing, medical imaging, machine vision and communications engineering.
Stephane Mallat is Professor in Applied Mathematics at École Polytechnique, Paris, France. From 1986 to 1996 he was a Professor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, and between 2001 and 2007, he co-founded and became CEO of an image processing semiconductor company.Includes all the latest developments since the book was published in 1999, including its
application to JPEG 2000 and MPEG-4
Algorithms and numerical examples are implemented in Wavelab, a MATLAB toolbox
Balances presentation of the mathematics with applications to signal processing