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Third Generation Wireless Systems, volume 1

Post-Shannon Signal Architectures

Third Generation Wireless Systems, volume 1 by George Calhoun
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Get the fundamental concepts, latest design techniques, and the most advanced architectures for tackling critical wireless communication problems such as capacity, error correction, and channel interference with this new book. It provides you with concepts that include signal interference avoidance and management as part of the design, and other forms of signal hardening -- such as error correction, advanced coding, and convolution -- and signal-shaping techniques -- such as source coding, baseband signal shaping, adaptive air interfaces, RF signal shaping, and smart antenna technologies.

A common theoretical framework is developed around the idea of a post-Shannon approach to designing communications systems. In many ways, modern wireless technology is pushing beyond the conventional limits of Claude Shannon’s celebrated “communications theory.” Topics like multipath fading and other channel phenomena are viewed in a new light – no longer as simply unavoidable sources of degradation, but as potential resources for additional information and signal robustness.

This is the first in a series of leading-edge volumes on next-generation wireless systems and technologies authored by George M. Calhoun.

Contents: Preface. Acknowledgements. The Golden Age 1890-1940. Shannon. Wireless Systems Design: Problems & Parameters. Third Generation Systems: Technology Strategies. Signal Hardening Techniques. Signal Shaping Techniques. Signal Recovery Techniques. Signal Expansion Strategies. Epilogue: The Red Queen & Kitten.

George Calhoun has worked in the wireless industry since 1980, most recently as the Chairman and CEO of Illinois Superconductor Corp. (aka ISCO), a public company involved in the development of interference-control solutions for the wireless industry. He was a co-founder of InterDigital Communications Corporation. He is also the author of Wireless Access & the Local Telephone Network and Digital Cellular Radio (Artech House, 1992, 1988). He can be contacted at

Artech House; December 2002
510 pages; ISBN 9781580535830
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Title: Third Generation Wireless Systems, volume 1
Author: George Calhoun