Data and models for better systems design
Atmospheric gases, building materials, the weather … The
propagation of wireless communications signals depends upon a whole
range of factors, any or all of which can have a significant impact
on the quality of a signal. Data generated by careful measurement
of signals propagating under various environmental conditions are
therefore fundamental to designing and building efficient, robust,
and economical communication systems.
This handbook presents models that describe that data and make
predictions for conditions that will affect operational systems.
The author-chair of the science panel for the ACTS propagation
experiment-focuses on EM waves of 0.3 to 300 GHz propagating
through the lower atmosphere. The handbook describes the physical
phenomena that can affect propagation, presents sample measurements
and statistics, and provides models that system designers can use
to calculate their link budgets and estimate the limitations the
atmosphere could place on their designs.
Communications engineers around the world need this information
readily at hand, not scattered throughout the literature. For
engineers and systems designers involved in communications,
navigation, radar, or remote sensing, the Propagation Handbook for
Wireless Communication System Design will quickly become a standard
and heavily relied-upon reference.