Broadcasting and Optical Communication Technology

Author: Richard C. Dorf
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351838059
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In two editions spanning more than a decade, The Electrical Engineering Handbook stands as the definitive reference to the multidisciplinary field of electrical engineering. Our knowledge continues to grow, and so does the Handbook. For the third edition, it has been expanded into a set of six books carefully focused on a specialized area or field of study. Broadcasting and Optical Communication Technology represents a concise yet definitive collection of key concepts, models, and equations in the fields of broadcasting and optical communication, thoughtfully gathered for convenient access. Addressing the challenges involved in modern communications networks, Broadcasting and Optical Communication Technology explores communications, information theory, and devices, covering all the basic information needed for a thorough understanding of these areas. It also examines the emerging areas of adaptive estimation and optical communication, including lightwave technology, long-distance fiber optic communications, and photonic networks. Articles include defining terms, references, and sources of further information. Encompassing the work of the world's foremost experts in their respective specialties, Broadcasting and Optical Communication Technology presents the latest developments, the broadest scope of coverage, and new material on mobile communications. It offers fast, convenient access to specialists in need of detailed reference on the job.

Newnes Guide to Radio and Communications Technology

Author: Ian Poole
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080473598
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In this brand new volume, Ian Poole begins with a fine introduction to radio, suitable for almost all readers. ...the book is an excellent way for neophytes to step into radio and learn something about it. It begins with the basics and gradually brings in more advanced concepts. We recommend it as an additon to the technical libraries of intermediate-level technical readers. It is an interesting read even for the advanced engineer. - QEX July/August 2004 Ian Poole has written a fascinating guide to the technology and applications of modern radio and communications equipment. His approach provides a useful foundation for college students and technicians seeking an update on the latest technology, but each topic is introduced from the basics, ensuring that the book is equally rewarding for managers in the communications industry, sales staff, and anyone seeking to update their knowledge of this exciting and rapidly expanding area of technology. The key areas covered by this book are: Radio principles Broadcasting, including Digital Radio Private mobile radio, (PMR) including trunking and TETRA Cellular telecommunications, including GSM and 3G Data communications, including Bluetooth and 802.11 As well as a survey of established and cutting-edge technologies the underpinning science and electronics is introduced. *Includes a survey of established and cutting-edge communication technologies *Introduces the underpinning science and electronics of the subject *Provides an emphasis on circuits and how they work

Coherent Lightwave Communications Technology

Author: S. Shimada
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401113084
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book covers a wide range of technical issues relating to lightwave technologies using high coherence lightwaves. Electromagnetic wave communication started when the first wireless system was invented by Marconi in 1895. However, we had to wait about one hundred years to realize a similar technology in the lightwave frequency region. The invention of lasers in 1960 and two technology innovations in 1970 -low loss silica fiber and semiconductor lasers operating at room temperature - promoted the development of fiber-optic transmission systems. The deployment of high-speed long-haul fiber-optic transmission systems has led to the formation of domestic and international trunk networks. The installed fiber cables in local loop plants provide multimedia communication services including broadband video. However, present lightwave communication systems do not fully utilize the fruitful potential oflightwaves, namely the capacity of extremely high frequency electromagnetic information carrier waves. The frequency oflightwaves used for fiber-optic transmission is about 200 THz 14 (2 x 10 Hz), and the frequency bandwidth of the fiber low loss region is about 13 20 THz (2 x 10 Hz). Recent developments of narrow spectrum width semiconduc tor laser and planar optical waveguide devices offer us the possibilities for a new generation of lightwave-based communication systems. This book focuses on system aspects ofthe new generation lightwave communi cation technologies such as optical frequency division multiplexing and coherent detection. Chapter 1 overviews lightwave communication system technology.

Convergence of Broadband Broadcast and Cellular Network Technologies

Author: Trestian, Ramona
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466659793
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the ever-evolving telecommunication industry, technological improvements alone are not able to keep up with the significant growth of mobile broadband traffic. As such, new research on communications networks is necessary to keep up with rising demand. Convergence of Broadband, Broadcast, and Cellular Network Technologies addresses the problems of broadband, broadcast, and cellular coexistence, including the increasing number of advanced mobile users and their bandwidth demands. This book will serve as a link between academia and industry, serving students, researchers, and industry professionals.

OFDM for Optical Communications

Author: William Shieh
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080952062
Format: PDF, ePub
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The first book on optical OFDM by the leading pioneers in the field The only book to cover error correction codes for optical OFDM Gives applications of OFDM to free-space communications, optical access networks, and metro and log haul transports show optical OFDM can be implemented Contains introductions to signal processing for optical engineers and optical communication fundamentals for wireless engineers This book gives a coherent and comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of OFDM signal processing, with a distinctive focus on its broad range of applications. It evaluates the architecture, design and performance of a number of OFDM variations, discusses coded OFDM, and gives a detailed study of error correction codes for access networks, 100 Gb/s Ethernet and future optical networks. The emerging applications of optical OFDM, including single-mode fiber transmission, multimode fiber transmission, free space optical systems, and optical access networks are examined, with particular attention paid to passive optical networks, radio-over-fiber, WiMAX and UWB communications. Written by two of the leading contributors to the field, this book will be a unique reference for optical communications engineers and scientists. Students, technical managers and telecom executives seeking to understand this new technology for future-generation optical networks will find the book invaluable. William Shieh is an associate professor and reader in the electrical and electronic engineering department, The University of Melbourne, Australia. He received his M.S. degree in electrical engineering and Ph.D. degree in physics both from University of Southern California. Ivan Djordjevic is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona, Tucson, where he directs the Optical Communications Systems Laboratory (OCSL). His current research interests include optical networks, error control coding, constrained coding, coded modulation, turbo equalization, OFDM applications, and quantum error correction. "This wonderful book is the first one to address the rapidly emerging optical OFDM field. Written by two leading researchers in the field, the book is structured to comprehensively cover any optical OFDM aspect one could possibly think of, from the most fundamental to the most specialized. The book adopts a coherent line of presentation, while striking a thoughtful balance between the various topics, gradually developing the optical-physics and communication-theoretic concepts required for deep comprehension of the topic, eventually treating the multiple optical OFDM methods, variations and applications. In my view this book will remain relevant for many years to come, and will be increasingly accessed by graduate students, accomplished researchers as well as telecommunication engineers and managers keen to attain a perspective on the emerging role of OFDM in the evolution of photonic networks." -- Prof. Moshe Nazarathy, EE Dept., Technion, Israel Institute of Technology * The first book on optical OFDM by the leading pioneers in the field * The only book to cover error correction codes for optical OFDM * Applications of OFDM to free-space communications, optical access networks, and metro and log haul transports show optical OFDM can be implemented * An introduction to signal processing for optical communications * An introduction to optical communication fundamentals for the wireless engineer

High Definition Television

Author: NHK, Science & Technology
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468465368
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Hi-Vision is a new television system that Japan plications have already begun in some of these is the first to propose to the world. It has long areas. been in development by NHK (the Japanese In view of these developments, it is signifi Broadcasting Corporation). The term Hi-Vision cant that a book that systematically deals with itself is becoming well-known worldwide. Hi-Vision technologies is being published. Until NHK has been involved in the research and now there has not been any publication that ad development of a high-definition television sys equately dealt with Hi-Vision technologies, and tem for almost twenty years. Over this period, students and engineers interested in the subject the project has moved from basic visual, audi have had to sift through numerous journals and tory and psychological research to the devel papers. opment of experimental and broadcast quality Believing that there was now a need to sys equipment. With practical implementation near tematically present the results of a quarter cen at hand, a considerable amount of equipment is tury of research and development, the NHK Sci now already on the market. Furthermore, efforts ence and Technical Research Laboratories decided are underway to commercialize the technology to compile this volume. Each section has been by improving the performance of household and written by the research staff members directly broadcast systems and establishing an interna involved in the project and knowledgeable in tional standard. the latest developments.

Fiber Optic Reference Guide

Author: David Goff
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 113602817X
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Fiber Optic Reference Guide offers readers a solid understanding of the principles of fiber optic technology, especially as it relates to telecommunications, from its early days to developing future trends. Using a minimum of jargon and a wealth of illustrations, this book provides the underlying principles of fiber optics as well as essential practical applications. The third edition is updated to include expanded sections on light emitters, semiconductor optical amplifiers, Bragg gratings, and more systems design considerations. Fiber optics plays a key role in communications, as well as in broadcast and cable systems. Engineers working with fiber optics as well as newcomers to the industry will find the third edition of this reference guide invaluable. It will help the reader develop a solid understanding of the underlying principles of this rapidly changing technology as well as its essential practical applications. The text is thoroughly indexed and illustrated.