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Author: Héctor J. De Los Santos, NanoMEMS Research, LLC, USA
Available: May 2021
Wireless communications and sensing systems are nowadays ubiquitous; cell phones and automotive radars typifying two of the most familiar examples. This book introduces the field by addressing its fundamental principles, proceeding from its very beginnings, up to today's emerging technologies related to the fifth-generation wireless systems (5G), Multi-Input Multiple Output (MIMO) connectivity, and Aerospace/Electronic Warfare Radar. The tone is tutorial. Problems are included at the end of each chapter to facilitate the understanding and assimilation of the material to electrical engineering undergraduate/graduate students and beginning and non-specialist professionals. Free temporary access to Keysight's SystemVue system simulation is provided to further enhance reader learning through hands-on tutorial exercises.
Chapter 1 introduces wireless communications and sensing and in particular how curiosity-driven scientific research led to the foundation of the field. Chapter 2 presents a brief introduction to the building blocks that make up wireless systems. Chapter 3 focuses on developing an understanding of the performance parameters that characterize a wireless system. Chapter 4 deals with circuit topologies for modulation and detection. In chapter 5 we cover the fundamental transmitter and receiver systems architectures that enable the transmission of information at precise frequencies and their reception from among a rather large multitude of other signals present in space. Chapter 6 introduces 5G, its motivation, and its development and adoption challenges for providing unprecedented levels of highest speed wireless connectivity.
Chapter 7 takes on the topic of MIMO, its justification and its various architectures. Chapter 8 addresses the topic of aerospace/electronic warfare radar and finally Chapter 9 presents three Tutorials utilizing the SystemVue simulation tool.
Wireless communications, radars, Antennas, Transmitters, Receivers, Modulation, Demodulation, Spectrum, AM, FM, Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum, Frequency Hopping, Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM), Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA), 5G, Massive MIMO, Aerospace/Electronic Warfare, Keysight SystemVue Tutorial Exercises.
Chapter 0 PrefaceDownload as a PDF [303KB]
Chapter 1 Introduction to Wireless Communications and Sensing SystemsDownload as a PDF [13322KB]
Chapter 2 Wireless Systems Building BlocksDownload as a PDF [26262KB]
Chapter 3 Communication Systems Performance ParametersDownload as a PDF [27882KB]
Chapter 4 Circuit Topologies for Signal Modulation and DetectionDownload as a PDF [23078KB]
Chapter 5 Transmitter and Receiver ArchitecturesDownload as a PDF [18094KB]
Chapter 6 5GDownload as a PDF [10137KB]
Chapter 7 MIMODownload as a PDF [16361KB]
Chapter 8 Aerospace/Electronic Warfare RADARDownload as a PDF [40904KB]
Chapter 9 TutorialsDownload as a PDF [51411KB]
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Interview with Héctor J. De Los Santos, author of 'Understanding Communications Systems Principles - A Tutorial Approach'
In this interview Héctor J. De Los Santos, NanoMEMS Research, discusses his new book 'Understanding Communications Systems Principles - A Tutorial approach', which acts as an introduction to the field, addressing the principles of communications and sensing systems. The book introduces the field and its fundamental principles, then goes on to cover various current applications, from 5G and MIMO to aerospace and electronic warfare radar.
First, what was your motivation to do this book? Why is a book like this important now?
Héctor J. De Los Santos: The motivation for writing the book was twofold. On the one hand, we have the explosion in the field of wireless communications, exemplified by the rapid ever-increasing functionality of cell phones and the proliferation of wireless networks that enable ubiquitous connectivity at faster and faster data rates. This rapid development in wireless technology has been heroic given the scarcity of much needed technical personnel trained in the field. This need is exacerbated by the fact that, in addition to cell phone applications, there is a plethora of other competing technologies, such as for Communications Satellites and Electronic/Warfare RADAR, that fiercely compete to attract technical talent from same scarce pool. It was clear then that, in addition to traditional academic training, there was the need for a learning resource that, besides enhancing the training of undergraduate and graduate students interested in wireless communications, could be amenable to quickly bring up to speed practicing electrical engineers interested in the abundant employment opportunities available in this growing field. ...more
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