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The definitive assessment of how wireless communications will evolve over the next 20 years.

Predicting the future is an essential element for almost everyone involved in the wireless industry. Manufacturers predict the future when they decide on product lines to develop or research to undertake, operators when they buy licences and deploy networks, and academics when they set PhD topics. Wireless Communications: The Future provides a solid, clear and well-argued basis on which to make these predictions.

Starting with a description of the current situation and a look at how previous predictions made in 2000 have fared, the book then provides the contributions of six eminent experts from across the wireless industry. Based on their input and a critical analysis of the current situation, it derives detailed forecasts for 2011 through to 2026. This leads to implications across all of the different stakeholders in the wireless industry and views on key developments.

Presents clear and unambiguous predictions, not a range of scenarios from which the user has to decide Includes chapters covering existing wireless systems which provide solid tutorial material across a wide range of wireless devices Offers a range of views of the future from high profile contributors in various areas of the industry and from around the globe, including contributions from Vodafone and Motorola Provides a comprehensive guide to current technologies, offering keen analysis of key drivers, end user needs and key economic and regulatory constraints

This book, compiled by a renowned author with a track record of successful prediction, is an essential read for strategists working for wireless manufacturers, wireless operators and device manufacturers, regulators and professionals in the telecoms industry, as well as those studying the topic or with a general interest in the future of wireless communications.

“Good corporate drama . . . an enlightening narrative of how new communications infrastructures often come about.” —The Economist, “A Book of the Year 2016”
 
In the early 1990s, Motorola developed a revolutionary satellite system called Iridium that promised to be its crowning achievement. Its constellation of 66 satellites in polar orbit 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.
 
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.
 
“Deep reporting put forward with epic intentions . . . a story that soars and jumps and dives and digresses . . . [A] big, gutsy, exciting book.” —The Wall Street Journal, “A Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2016”
 
“Spellbinding . . . A tireless researcher, Bloom delivers a superlative history . . . A tour de force.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
The book is primarily designed to cater to the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate students of Electronics and Communication Engineering and allied branches. It also caters for fundamental requirements of professionals working on design and development of antenna and wave propagation related equipment either in research laboratories or industries or academic institutions elsewhere.

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.

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• 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.
Fueled by ongoing and increasing consumer demand, the explosive growth in spectrum-based communications continues to tax the finite resources of the available spectrum. One possible solution, Cognitive Radio Network (CRN), allows unlicensed users opportunistic access to licensed bands without interfering with existing users. Although some initial study has been conducted in this field, researchers need a systematic reference book that presents clear definitions, functions, and current challenges of the CRNs. Cognitive Radio Networks presents state-of-the-art approaches and novel technologies for cognitive wireless radio networks and sheds light on future developments in these areas.

Comprising the contributions of many prominent world-wide cognitive radio researchers, this book covers all CRN essentials including spectrum sensing, spectrum handoff, spectrum sharing, and CRN routing schemes. Divided into five parts, the book addresses the physical layer, medium access control, the routing layer, cross-layer considerations and advanced topics in cognitive radio networks. The chapters also review research, management, support, and cognitive techniques such as position and network awareness, infrastructure and physical and link layer concerns.

The editors of this volume are noted experts in the field of wireless networks and security. Dr. Yang Xiao’s research has been supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Army Research, Fleet & Industrial Supply Center San Diego (FISCSD), and the University of Alabama’s Research Grants Committee. Dr. Fei Hu has worked with NSF, Cisco, Lockheed Martin, Sprint, and other organizations. By bringing together the combined input of international experts, these editors have advanced the field of this nascent technology and helped to forge new paths of discovery for progressive communications possibilities.

Packed with information, authoritative, up to date, covering all major topics - and written in plain English - Telecom 101 Telecommunications Reference Book is an invaluable textbook and day-to-day reference on telecommunications.

Telecom 101 covers the core knowledge set required in the telecommunications business today: the technologies, the players, the products and services, jargon and buzzwords, and most importantly, the underlying ideas... and how it all fits together.

The course materials for Teracom’s famous Course 101 Telecom, Datacom and Networking for Non-Engineers, augmented with additional topics and bound in this one volume bring you consistency, completeness and unbeatable value.

Our approach can be summed up with a simple philosophy: Start at the beginning.  Progress in a logical order.  Build one concept on top of another.  Finish at the end.  Avoid jargon.  Speak in plain English.

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Your Go-To Telecommunications Resource

Covering all major topics, we begin with the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), then
• progress in a logical order, building one concept on top of another,
• from voice and data fundamentals to digital, packets, IP and Ethernet, VoIP,
• fiber and wireless, DSL and cable, routers and networks, MPLS, ISPs and CDNs,
• and finish with the Brave New World of IP Telecom, where voice, data and video are the same thing.

• An invaluable day-to-day reference handbook

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• Up-to-date: published 2016

• Allows you to study and review topics before attending a course

• An economical and convenient way to self-study
... these are the materials to an instructor-led course that costs $1395 to attend.

• The Certification Study Guide for the prestigious Telecommunications Certification Organization (TCO) Certified Telecommunications Analyst (CTA) telecommunications certification.

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Written by our top instructor, Eric Coll, M.Eng., Telecom 101 contain 35 years of knowledge and learning distilled and organized into an invaluable study guide and practical day-to-day reference for non-engineers.

Looking through the chapter list and detailed outline below, you'll see that many chapters of Telecom 101 are like self-contained reference books on specific topics, like the PSTN, IP, LANs, MPLS and cellular.

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Chapter List

Telecom 101 is composed of three parts: Fundamentals of Telecommunications, Telecommunications Technologies, and the IP Telecommunications Network.

PART I  FUNDAMENTALS OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS

1 INTRODUCTION
2 FUNDAMENTALS OF TELEPHONY
3 SWITCHING
4 THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY

We begin with the fundamentals of telephony and the telephone network – the basis for understanding everything else.

First is the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN): loops and trunks, circuit-switching, analog, the voiceband and Plain Ordinary Telephone Service (POTS). Plus, new for the fourth edition: Voice over IP (VoIP) is now part of the fundamentals.

Next is switching, starting with traditional telephone switches: Centrex, PBX and PBX trunks, and how that relates to the newer ideas of softswitches, Hosted PBX and SIP trunking.

This part is completed with a chapter on the telecommunications business: Local Exchange Carriers and Inter-Exchange Carriers, ILECs and CLECs, the main players and how carriers interconnect.

PART II TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES

5 DIGITAL
6 TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS
7 THE NETWORK CLOUD AND SERVICE PROVISIONING
8 FIBER OPTICS
9 DSL AND CABLE MODEMS: LAST MILE ON COPPER
10 WIRELESS

The second part is devoted to telecommunications technologies: the actual methods used to implement circuits and services.

We begin with digital: what digital is, how voice and video are digitized, and how digitized information is actually transmitted.

The next chapter is transmission systems: the high-capacity systems developed to carry many users’ traffic. This starts with the installed base of channelized systems, the hierarchy of DS0, DS1 and DS3 rates and an overview of T1, T3, SONET and ISDN.

Then our attention turns to the new generation packetized systems, introducing the concepts of overbooking and bandwidth on demand instead of channels, how this is implemented with frames and packets, coexistence and transition from channels to packets.

Then we understand the “Network Cloud”, how services are actually implemented, the three basic types of services and the equipment used for each.

Completing this part are chapters on the technologies used to implement the network:

Fiber Optics, including fundamentals of fiber, wave-division multiplexing, the network core, Metropolitan Area Networks, Passive Optical Networks and fiber to the premise.

Last Mile on Copper: DSL and Cable Modems, including fundamentals of modems, DSLAMs, VDSL, broadband and cable modems.

Wireless, concentrating on mobile communications: cellular and mobility concepts, the technologies TDMA, CDMA and OFDM, the generations from 1G to 4G, and the systems GSM, UMTS, 1X and LTE. This chapter is completed with WiFi and satellite.

PART III THE IP PACKET-SWITCHED TELECOM NETWORK (IP-PSTN)

11 "DATA" COMMUNICATIONS CONCEPTS
12 CODING, FRAMES AND PACKETS
13 THE OSI LAYERS AND PROTOCOL STACKS
14 ETHERNET, LANS AND VLANS
15 IP NETWORKS, ROUTERS AND ADDRESSES
16 MPLS AND CARRIER NETWORKS
17 THE INTERNET
18 WRAPPING UP

The third part of Telecom 101 is dedicated to the new-generation IP telecommunications network.

We begin by understanding how convergence was achieved by treating voice and video like data – then accordingly, cover the fundamentals of what used to be called “data communications”: DTEs, DCEs, LANs and WANs and the crucial concepts of packets and frames.

There are so many functions that need to be performed to implement phone calls, television, web browsing, email and everything else over the IP network, a structure is necessary to be able to identify and discuss separate issues separately. For this purpose, there is a chapter on the OSI Reference Model and its layers, identifying what the layers are, examples of protocols for each layer and how they work together in a protocol stack.

Then we begin moving up the layers. The next chapter is on Ethernet, LANs and VLANs (Layer 2), including MAC addresses and MAC frames, LAN cables, Optical Ethernet, LAN switches and how VLANs are used to separate traffic.

The next chapter is all about IP (Layer 3): how routers implement the network, routing tables, IP addresses, subnets, IPv4 address classes, static addresses, dynamic addresses and DHCP; public addresses, private addresses and NAT; and an overview of IP version 6.

On a real-world telecom network, a traffic management system is required. This is implemented with a technique called in general virtual circuits, and in particular with MPLS. The next chapter in the book covers the fundamentals, briefly reviews legacy technologies X.25, Frame Relay and ATM, then focuses on MPLS and how it is used to implement VPNs, Class of Service, service integration and traffic aggregation.

The last main chapter is on the Internet: its origins, what an ISP is and how an ISP connects to the rest of the Internet via transit and peering, the web, the Domain Name System, HTML and HTTP, SSL, MIME and base- 64 encoding for email, Internet telephony and Internet VPNs vs. business customer “MPLS service”.

The final chapter is a summary and wrap-up, covering technology deployment from the top down, useful reference charts listing all of the technologies, standard network designs and ending with a look at The Future.

APPENDICES

Telecommunications technology is in constant change – and some technologies that used to be of prime importance are not so important today, and so have been moved from the main part of the book into appendices. 

The very last part of the book provides a comprehensive list decoding mainstream acronyms and abbreviations used in telecom.

A ALL ABOUT T1
B LEGACY VOICE SERVICES AND JARGON
C ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

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5G NR: The Next Generation Wireless Access Technology follows the authors' highly celebrated books on 3G and 4G by providing a new level of insight into 5G NR. After an initial discussion of the background to 5G, including requirements, spectrum aspects and the standardization timeline, all technology features of the first phase of NR are described in detail.

Included is a detailed description of the NR physical-layer structure and higher-layer protocols, RF and spectrum aspects and co-existence and interworking with LTE. The book provides a good understanding of NR and the different NR technology components, giving insight into why a certain solution was selected.

Content includes:

Key radio-related requirements of NR, design principles, technical featuresDetails of basic NR transmission structure, showing where it has been inherited from LTE and where it deviates from it, and the reasons whyNR Multi-antenna transmission functionalityDetailed description of the signals and functionality of the initial NR access, including signals for synchronization and system information, random access and pagingLTE/NR co-existence in the same spectrum, the benefits of their interworking as one systemThe different aspects of mobility in NR RF requirements for NR will be described both for BS and UE, both for the legacy bands and for the new mm-wave bandsGives a concise and accessible explanation of the underlying technology and standards for 5G NR radio-access technologyProvides detailed description of the NR physical-layer structure and higher-layer protocols, RF and spectrum aspects and co-existence and interworking with LTEGives insight not only into the details of the NR specification but also an understanding of why certain solutions look like they do
An Introduction to LTE explains the technology used by 3GPP Long Term Evolution. The book covers the whole of LTE, both the techniques used for radio communication between the base station and the mobile phone, and the techniques used for signalling communication and data transport in the evolved packet core. It avoids unnecessary detail, focussing instead on conveying a sound understanding of the entire system.

The book is aimed at mobile telecommunication professionals, who want to understand what LTE is and how it works. It is invaluable for engineers who are working on LTE, notably those who are transferring from other technologies such as UMTS and cdma2000, those who are experts in one part of LTE but who want to understand the system as a whole, and those who are new to mobile telecommunications altogether. It is also relevant to those working in non technical roles, such as project managers, marketing executives and intellectual property consultants. On completing the book, the reader will have a clear understanding of LTE, and will be able to tackle the more specialised books and the 3GPP specifications with confidence.

Key features -

Covers the latest developments in release 10 of the 3GPP specifications, including the new capabilities of LTE-Advanced Includes references to individual sections of the 3GPP specifications, to help readers understand the principles of each topic before going to the specifications for more detailed information Requires no previous knowledge of mobile telecommunications, or of the mathematical techniques that LTE uses for radio transmission and reception
It’s Back! New chapters, examples, and insights; all infused with the timeless concepts and theories that have helped RF engineers for the past 25 years! RF circuit design is now more important than ever as we find ourselves in an increasingly wireless world. Radio is the backbone of today’s wireless industry with protocols such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, WiMax, and ZigBee. Most, if not all, mobile devices have an RF component and this book tells the reader how to design and integrate that component in a very practical fashion. This book has been updated to include today's integrated circuit (IC) and system-level design issues as well as keeping its classic "wire lead" material. Design Concepts and Tools Include •The Basics: Wires, Resistors, Capacitors, Inductors •Resonant Circuits: Resonance, Insertion Loss •Filter Design: High-pass, Bandpass, Band-rejection •Impedance Matching: The L Network, Smith Charts, Software Design Tools •Transistors: Materials, Y Parameters, S Parameters •Small Signal RF Amplifier: Transistor Biasing, Y Parameters, S Parameters •RF Power Amplifiers: Automatic Shutdown Circuitry , Broadband Transformers, Practical Winding Hints •RF Front-End: Architectures, Software-Defined Radios, ADC’s Effects •RF Design Tools: Languages, Flow, Modeling Check out this book’s companion Web site at:

http://www.elsevierdirect.com/companion.jsp?ISBN=9780750685184 for full-color Smith Charts and extra content!

Completely updated but still contains its classic timeless informationTwo NEW chapters on RF Front-End Design and RF Design ToolsNot overly math intensive, perfect for the working RF and digital professional that need to build analog-RF-Wireless circuits
How the smartphone can become a personal concierge (not a stalker) in the mobile marketing revolution of smarter companies, value-seeking consumers, and curated offers.

Consumers create a data trail by tapping their phones; businesses can tap into this trail to harness the power of the more than three trillion dollar mobile economy. According to Anindya Ghose, a global authority on the mobile economy, this two-way exchange can benefit both customers and businesses. In Tap, Ghose welcomes us to the mobile economy of smartphones, smarter companies, and value-seeking consumers.

Drawing on his extensive research in the United States, Europe, and Asia, and on a variety of real-world examples from companies including Alibaba, China Mobile, Coke, Facebook, SK Telecom, Telefónica, and Travelocity, Ghose describes some intriguingly contradictory consumer behavior: people seek spontaneity, but they are predictable; they find advertising annoying, but they fear missing out; they value their privacy, but they increasingly use personal data as currency. When mobile advertising is done well, Ghose argues, the smartphone plays the role of a personal concierge—a butler, not a stalker.

Ghose identifies nine forces that shape consumer behavior, including time, crowdedness, trajectory, and weather, and he examines these how these forces operate, separately and in combination. With Tap, he highlights the true influence mobile wields over shoppers, the behavioral and economic motivations behind that influence, and the lucrative opportunities it represents. In a world of artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, wearable technologies, smart homes, and the Internet of Things, the future of the mobile economy seems limitless.

5G NR: Architecture, Technology, Implementation, and Operation of 3GPP New Radio Standards is an in-depth, systematic, technical reference on 3GPP's New Radio standards (Release 15 and beyond), covering the underlying theory, functional descriptions, practical considerations and implementation of the 5G new radio access technology. The book describes the design and operation of individual components and shows how they are integrated into the overall system and operate from a systems perspective. Uniquely, this book gives detailed information on RAN protocol layers, transport, network architecture and services, as well as practical implementation and deployment issues, making it suitable for researchers and engineers who are designing and developing 5G systems.

Reflecting on the author's 30 plus years of experience in signal processing, microelectronics and wireless communication system design, this book is ideal for professional engineers, researchers and graduate students working and researching in cellular communication systems and protocols as well as mobile broadband wireless standards.

Strong focus on practical considerations, implementation and deployment issuesTakes a top-down approach to explain system operation and functional interconnectionCovers all functional components, features, and interfaces based on clear protocol structure and block diagramsDescribes RF and transceiver design considerations in sub-6 GHz and mmWave bandsCovers network slicing, SDN/NFV/MEC networks and cloud and virtualized RAN architecturesComprehensive coverage of NR multi-antenna techniques and beamformed operationA consistent and integrated coverage reflecting the author’s decades of experience in developing 3G, 4G and 5G technologies and writing two successful books in these areas
With its exhaustive coverage of relevant theory, Signals and Systems Laboratory with MATLAB® is a powerful resource that provides simple, detailed instructions on how to apply computer methods to signals and systems analysis. Written for laboratory work in a course on signals and systems, this book presents a corresponding MATLAB implementation for each theoretical concept introduced, making it a powerful learning tool for engineers, scientists, and students alike.

MATLAB code is used in problems and examples presented throughout the book. This code and other learning materials are available in a downloadable supplement.

Due to the extensive—and truly unique—integration of MATLAB throughout this book, the authors provide a complete tutorial on use of the language for signals and systems analysis. With more than 5,000 lines of MATLAB code and more than 700 figures embedded in the text, the material teaches readers how to program in MATLAB and study signals and systems concepts at the same time, giving them the tools to harness the power of computers to quickly assess problems and then visualize their solutions.

Among its many useful features, this book:

Offers complete coverage of the signals and systems theory, starting with elementary signals and concluding with state-space modeling Contains more than 400 examples and chapter-end solved problems Executes commands one-by-one at the MATLAB command prompt, and results, along with comments, encouraging students to learn MATLAB on the fly

Additional Pedagogical Features:

A detailed MATLAB tutorial to introduce a beginner programmer to the language Laboratory exercises that give students hands-on experience and help professors organize a course laboratory component Presentation of continuous- and discrete-time in parallel fashion, effectively illustrating the similarities and differences between the two Step-by-step examples that present data in tabular format and usually offer several different solutions to each problem

Comprehensive Handbook Demystifies 5G for Technical and Business Professionals in Mobile Telecommunication Fields

Much is being said regarding the possibilities and capabilities of the emerging 5G technology, as the evolution towards 5G promises to transform entire industries and many aspects of our society. 5G for the Connected World offers a comprehensive technical overview that telecommunication professionals need to understand and take advantage of these developments.

The book offers a wide-ranging coverage of the technical aspects of 5G (with special consideration of the 3GPP Release 15 content), how it enables new services and how it differs from LTE. This includes information on potential use cases, aspects of radio and core networks, spectrum considerations and the services primarily driving 5G development and deployment.

The text also looks at 5G in relation to the Internet of Things, machine to machine communication and technical enablers such as LTE-M, NB-IoT and EC-GSM. Additional chapters discuss new business models for telecommunication service providers and vertical industries as a result of introducing 5G and strategies for staying ahead of the curve. Other topics include:

Key features of the new 5G radio such as descriptions of new waveforms, massive MIMO and beamforming technologies as well as spectrum considerations for 5G radio regarding all possible bands Drivers, motivations and overview of the new 5G system – especially RAN architecture and technology enablers (e.g. service-based architecture, compute-storage split and network exposure) for native cloud deployments Mobile edge computing, Non-3GPP access, Fixed-Mobile Convergence Detailed overview of mobility management, session management and Quality of Service frameworks 5G security vision and architecture Ultra-low latency and high reliability use cases and enablers, challenges and requirements (e.g. remote control, industrial automation, public safety and V2X communication) An outline of the requirements and challenges imposed by massive numbers of devices connected to cellular networks

While some familiarity with the basics of 3GPP networks is helpful, 5G for the Connected World is intended for a variety of readers. It will prove a useful guide for telecommunication professionals, standardization experts, network operators, application developers and business analysts (or students working in these fields) as well as infrastructure and device vendors looking to develop and integrate 5G into their products, and to deploy 5G radio and core networks.

This textbook, now in its Second Edition, addresses the rapid advancements to the area of mobile computing. Almost every chapter has been revised to make the book up to date with the latest developments. It covers the main topics associated with mobile computing and wireless networking at a level that enables the students to develop a fundamental understanding of the technical issues involved in this new and fast emerging discipline.

This book first examines the basics of wireless technologies and computer communications that form the essential infrastructure required for building knowledge in the area of mobile computations involving the study of invocation mechanisms at the client end, the underlying wireless communication, and the corresponding server-side technologies. It includes coverage of development of mobile cellular systems, protocol design for mobile networks, special issues involved in the mobility management of cellular system users, realization and applications of mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), design and operation of sensor networks, special constraints and requirements of mobile operating systems, and development of mobile computing applications. Finally, an example application of the mobile computing infrastructure to M-commerce is described in the concluding chapter of the book.

The book is suitable for a one-semester course in mobile computing for the undergraduate students of Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Master of Computer Applications (MCA), and the undergraduate and postgraduate science courses in computer science and Information Technology.

Key Features

• Provides unified coverage of mobile computing and communication aspects
• Discusses the mobile application development, mobile operating systems and mobile databases as part of the material devoted to mobile computing
• Incorporates a survey of mobile operating systems and the latest developments
Quartz crystal-a technology that changed the tide of World War II

Some of the defining leaps in technology in the twentieth century occurred during the Second World War, from radar to nuclear energy. Often left out of historical discussions are quartz crystals, which proved to be just as pivotal to the Allied victory-and to post-war development-as other technologies. Quartz crystals provided the U.S. military, for the first time, with reliable communication on the front lines, and then went on to become the core of some of the most basic devices of the post-war era, from watches, clocks, and color televisions, to cell phones and computers.

In Crystal Clear, Richard Thompson relates the story of the quartz crystal in World War II, from its early days as a curiosity for amateur radio enthusiasts, to its use by the United States Armed Forces. It follows the intrepid group of scientists and engineers from the Office of the Chief Signal Officer of the U.S. Army as they raced to create an effective quartz crystal unit. They had to find a reliable supply of radio-quality quartz; devise methods to reach, mine, and transport the quartz; find a way to manufacture quartz crystal oscillators rapidly; and then solve the puzzling "aging problem" that plagued the early units. Ultimately, the development of quartz oscillators became the second largest scientific undertaking in World War II after the Manhattan Project.

Bringing to light a little-known aspect of World War II, Crystal Clear offers a glimpse inside one of the most significant efforts in the annals of engineering.

How wireless technology is redefining the relationship of communication, technology, and society around the world—in everyday work and life, in youth culture, in politics, and in the developing world.

Wireless networks are the fastest growing communications technology in history. Are mobile phones expressions of identity, fashionable gadgets, tools for life—or all of the above? Mobile Communication and Society looks at how the possibility of multimodal communication from anywhere to anywhere at any time affects everyday life at home, at work, and at school, and raises broader concerns about politics and culture both global and local.

Drawing on data gathered from around the world, the authors explore who has access to wireless technology, and why, and analyze the patterns of social differentiation seen in unequal access.They explore the social effects of wireless communication—what it means for family life, for example, when everyone is constantly in touch, or for the idea of an office when workers can work anywhere. Is the technological ability to multitask further compressing time in our already hurried existence?

The authors consider the rise of a mobile youth culture based on peer-to-peer networks, with its own language of texting, and its own values. They examine the phenomenon of flash mobs, and the possible political implications. And they look at the relationship between communication and development and the possibility that developing countries could "leapfrog" directly to wireless and satellite technology. This sweeping book—moving easily in its analysis from the United States to China, from Europe to Latin America and Africa—answers the key questions about our transformation into a mobile network society.

A Complete Reference for the 21st Century

Until recently, much of the communications technology in the former Eastern bloc countries was largely unknown. Due to the historically competitive nature of East/West relations, scientific groups operated independently, without the benefit of open communication on theoretical frameworks and experimental technologies. As these countries have begun to bridge the gap and work in a more cooperative environment, the need has grown for a comprehensive guide which assimilates all the information in this vast knowledge bank.

Ionosphere and Applied Aspects of Radio Communication and Radar meets the demand for an updated reference on this continually evolving global technology. This book examines the changes that have occurred in the past two or three decades. It thoroughly reviews ionospheric radio propagation, over-horizon and above-horizon radars, and miniature ionospheric stations used for investigating nonregular phenomena occurring in the ionosphere. In addition, it also comprehensively discusses land-satellite and satellite-satellite communications.

This volume also reviews an area that has been all but ignored in previous works: the effects of plasma irregularities on radio waves propagation through the inhomogeneous ionosphere. Here, a heavy focus is placed on the effects of these irregular phenomena. And due to the recent wireless revolution, more attention than ever has been aimed on improving the efficiency of land-satellite and satellite-satellite communication networks, which are fully addressed.

Included are—

Transport processes and photochemistry reactions occurring in the regular homogeneous ionosphere Nonlinear phenomena occurring in the irregular ionosphere Instabilities in the inhomogeneous disturbed ionosphere Various ambient natural and artificial sources and corresponding plasma irregularities

Written by two leading scientists, this book will be an invaluable guide to anyone working in this ever-changing field.

Mobile computing skills are becoming standard in the IT industry

Mobile Computing Deployment and Management: Real World Skills for CompTIA Mobility+ Certification and Beyond is the ultimate reference for mobile computing. Certified Wireless Network Expert Robert J. Bartz guides IT and networking professionals through the fundamental and advanced concepts of mobile computing, providing the information and instruction necessary to get up to speed on current technology and best practices. The book maps to the CompTIA Mobility+ (MB0-001) exam, making it an ideal resource for those seeking this rewarding certification.

The mobile device has already overshadowed the PC as a primary means for Internet access for a large portion of the world's population, and by 2020, there will be an estimated 10 billion mobile devices worldwide. Mobile connectivity has become the new standard for business professionals, and when combined with cloud computing, it creates a world where instant access is the norm. To remain relevant, IT professionals must hone their mobile skills. The ability to manage, develop, and secure a mobile infrastructure is quickly becoming a key component to entering the IT industry, and professionals lacking those skills will be left behind. This book covers all aspects of mobile computing, including:

Radio frequency, antenna, and cellular technology Physical and logical infrastructure technologies Common mobile device policies and application management Standards and certifications, and more

Each chapter includes hands-on exercises, real-world examples, and in-depth guidance from the perspective of a mobile computing expert. IT professionals looking to expand their capabilities need look no further than Mobile Computing Deployment and Management: Real World Skills for CompTIA Mobility+ Certification and Beyond for the most comprehensive approach to mobile computing on the market today.

This book will help readers comprehend technical and policy elements of telecommunication particularly in the context of 5G. It first presents an overview of the current research and standardization practices and lays down the global frequency spectrum allocation process. It further lists solutions to accommodate 5G spectrum requirements.

The readers will find a considerable amount of information on 4G (LTE-Advanced), LTE-Advance Pro, 5G NR (New Radio); transport network technologies, 5G NGC (Next Generation Core), OSS (Operations Support Systems), network deployment and end-to-end 5G network architecture.

Some details on multiple network elements (end products) such as 5G base station/small cells and the role of semiconductors in telecommunication are also provided. Keeping trends in mind, service delivery mechanisms along with state-of-the-art services such as MFS (mobile financial services), mHealth (mobile health) and IoT (Internet-of-Things) are covered at length. At the end, telecom sector’s burning challenges and best practices are explained which may be looked into for today’s and tomorrow’s networks.

The book concludes with certain high level suggestions for the growth of telecommunication, particularly on the importance of basic research, departure from ten-year evolution cycle and having a 20–30 year plan.

Explains the conceivable six phases of mobile telecommunication’s ecosystem that includes R&D, standardization, product/network/device & application development, and burning challenges and best practices

Provides an overview of research and standardization on 5G

Discusses solutions to address 5G spectrum requirements while describing the global frequency spectrum allocation process

Presents various case studies and policies

Provides details on multiple network elements and the role of semiconductors in telecommunication

Presents service delivery mechanisms with special focus on IoT
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The digital subscriber line (DSL) industry is expanding rapidly and a technology once thought to be only transitional will soon clear $100 billion in total annual service revenue. From the world’s leading DSL experts, Implementation and Application of DSL Technologies builds upon the theory presented in Fundamentals of DSL Technologies to address issues fundamental to the success of DSL technology, including those that sustain DSL development, constraints, and challenges. This highly practical text peers into the blossoming sub-industries, all born of the DSL.

The editors lead with a discussion on splitter circuits and micro-filters and continue by addressing digital chipsets and the capabilities required to mix and match them with various other components. Since testing has become an industry in its own, several chapters describe the various types of testing necessary for service qualification, the evolution of testing and provisioning of services from plain old telephone service, loop qualification, and regulator’s decree of spectrum management. The book gives adequate coverage of DSM technology and describes networks for multiple applications in video, telephony, and Internet data areas and the associated network architectures. In addition, a section on security discusses packet transfer mechanism and voice-over DSL.

Offering a vast array of information not currently in the public domain, Implementation and Application of DSL Technologies provides a rigorous survey of DSL applications that illustrates the profound effect this technology is having on the communications industry. When combined with Fundamentals of DSL Technology, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative source of information on DSL.

Space applications, nuclear physics, military operations, medical imaging, and especially electronics (modern silicon processing) are obvious fields in which radiation damage can have serious consequences, i.e., degradation of MOS devices and circuits. Zeroing in on vital aspects of this broad and complex topic, Radiation Effects in Semiconductors addresses the ever-growing need for a clear understanding of radiation effects on semiconductor devices and circuits to combat potential damage it can cause.

Features a chapter authored by renowned radiation authority Lawrence T. Clark on Radiation Hardened by Design SRAM Strategies for TID and SEE Mitigation

This book analyzes the radiation problem, focusing on the most important aspects required for comprehending the degrading effects observed in semiconductor devices, circuits, and systems when they are irradiated. It explores how radiation interacts with solid materials, providing a detailed analysis of three ways this occurs: Photoelectric effect, Compton effect, and creation of electron-positron pairs. The author explains that the probability of these three effects occurring depends on the energy of the incident photon and the atomic number of the target. The book also discusses the effects that photons can have on matter—in terms of ionization effects and nuclear displacement

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