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Cellular Radio Systems : Telecommunications Library - D.M. Balston

Cellular Radio Systems

Telecommunications Library

By: D.M. Balston (Editor), R. C. V. Macario (Editor)

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Published: 30th September 1993
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This work brings together a global overview of the technological and commercial issues associated with all cellular radio systems worldwide, both analogue and digital. It provides the tools to update any system, shows how to implement mobiles and base stations, and gives a thorough understanding of the of future expansion capability GSM has as a network.

Cellular Radio Principlesp. 3
Objectives of Cellular Radiop. 3
Fundamental Featuresp. 5
The Fixed Supporting Networkp. 17
Propagation Issuesp. 21
Multiple Access Strategiesp. 29
Spectral Efficiencyp. 36
Cellular Summaryp. 42
Analog Cellular Radio in the United Statesp. 47
AMPSp. 48
NAMPSp. 65
Operational Experience in the U.S.p. 66
The Future of AMPSp. 71
NMT: The Nordic Solutionp. 73
Main Characteristics of the NMT Systemsp. 74
System Overviewp. 74
NMT System Featuresp. 89
Signaling Systemsp. 98
Radio Base Stationp. 101
Mobile Stationp. 105
Market Growthp. 109
TACS: The U.K. Approachp. 113
TACS - Outline Specificationp. 114
U.K. Experiencep. 126
Cellular Radio Improvementsp. 126
Coveragep. 130
U.K. Operating Chargesp. 131
TACS Networksp. 132
Analog Cellular Radio in Japanp. 135
Japanese Systemsp. 136
Operational Experience in Japanp. 144
Commercial Issuesp. 148
The Pan-European System: GSMp. 153
Creating the Specificationsp. 154
System Descriptionp. 155
Air Interfacep. 161
Network Featuresp. 169
Current Statusp. 173
The Futurep. 174
Radio Equipment for GSMp. 177
Transmitterp. 178
Receiverp. 183
Transceiver Performancep. 184
Signaling and Software Requirementsp. 188
Mobile and Hand-Portable Stationsp. 190
Base Stationp. 198
Time Scales and Type Approvalp. 205
The Birth of Personal Communications Networksp. 207
The U.K. Regulatory Scenep. 207
Standardsp. 209
Requirements and Marketing Opportunitiesp. 210
DCS 1800 - Initial Specificationp. 212
The Parallel Network Architecture Conceptp. 219
Implementation Issues Associated With PNAp. 221
Introduction of Digital Cellular Systems in North Americap. 225
The Choice of TDMAp. 228
Other Specification Issuesp. 229
Future Enhancementsp. 235
Japanese Digital Cellular Radiop. 237
Unified Air Interfacep. 238
System Configurationp. 243
System Featuresp. 247
Cellular Radio Planning Toolsp. 251
Basic Definitionsp. 252
Cellular Planning Stepsp. 253
Enhanced Capabilitiesp. 263
Operational Success With Planning Toolsp. 269
Data Services Over Cellular Radiop. 275
The Market for Data in a Cellular Radio Environmentp. 275
Data in the U.K. (TACS) Analog Cellular Networkp. 278
Data in the GSM Cellular Networkp. 301
Basic Data Structurep. 301
Bearer Servicesp. 305
Mobile Stationp. 307
Radio Link Protocolp. 308
Teleservices in the GSM Digital Networkp. 311
Facsimile Over Cellular Radiop. 315
Facsimile in the U.K. TACS Networkp. 316
Facsimile in the GSM Digital Cellular Networkp. 319
A View of the Futurep. 327
Early Initiativesp. 330
Technology Developmentp. 334
Technical Standardsp. 340
Market Issuesp. 343
The Role of Satellite Systemsp. 345
Acronymsp. 355
Indexp. 363
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ISBN: 9780890066461
ISBN-10: 0890066469
Series: Telecommunications Library
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 396
Published: 30th September 1993
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.75