Fixed broadband networks can provide far higher data rates and capacity than the currently envisioned 3G and 4G mobile cellular systems. Achieving higher data rates is due to the unique technical properties of fixed systems, in particular, the use of high gain and adaptive antennas, wide frequency bands, dynamic data rate and channel resource allocation, and advanced multiple access techniques.Fixed Broadband Wireless System Design is a comprehensive presentation of the engineering principles, advanced engineering techniques, and practical design methods for planning and deploying fixed wireless systems, including: aeo Point--to--point LOS and NLOS network design aeo Point--to--point microwave link design including active and passive repeaters aeo Consecutive point and mesh network planning aeo Advanced empirical and physical propagation modeling including ray--tracing aeo Detailed microwave fading models for multipath and rain aeo NLOS (indoor and outdoor) propagation and fading models aeo Propagation environment models including terrain, morphology, buildings, and atmospheric effects aeo Novel mixed application packet traffic modeling for dimensioning network capacity aeo Narrow beam, wide beam, and adaptive (smart) antennas aeo MIMO systems and space--time coding aeo Channel planning including fixed and dynamic channel assignment and dynamic packet assignment aeo IEEE 802.11b and 802.11a (WLAN) system design aeo Free space optic (FSO) link design At present, there are no titles available that provide such a concise presentation of the wide variety of systems, frequency bands, multiple access techniques, and other factors that distinguish fixed wireless systems from mobile wireless systems. Fixed Broadband Wireless System Design is essential reading for design, system and RF engineers involved in the design and deployment of fixed broadband wireless systems, fixed wireless equipment vendors, and academics and postgraduate students in the field.
Preface. Fixed Broadband Wireless Systems. Electromagnetic Wave Propagation. Propagation and Channel Modes. Fading Models. Propagation Environment Models. Fixed Wireless Antenna Systems. Modulation, Equalizers, and Coding. Multiple--Access Techniques. Traffic and Application Mix Models. Single and Multilink System Design. Point--to--Multipoint (PMP) Network Design. Channel Assignment Strategies. Appendix A: Atmospheric and Rain Data. Appendix B: PDF of a Signal with Interference and Noise. Index.