Introduction to Wireless and Mobile Systems


Author: Dharma P. Agrawal,Qing-An Zeng
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305537912
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 640
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Focusing on qualitative descriptions and realistic explanations of relationships between wireless systems and performance parameters, INTRODUCTION TO WIRELESS AND MOBILE SYSTEMS, 4e explains the general principles of how wireless systems work, how mobility is supported, what the underlying infrastructure is and what interactions are needed among different functional components. Rather than offering a thorough history of the development of wireless technologies or an exhaustive list of work being carried out, the authors help computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering students learn this exciting technology through relevant examples, such as understanding how a cell phone starts working as soon as they get out of an airplane. This edition offers the most extensive coverage of Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks available for the course and includes up-to-date coverage of the latest wireless technologies. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Image Processing and Analysis


Author: Stan Birchfield
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337515620
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 672
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Readers discover a contemporary treatment of image processing that balances a broad coverage of major subject areas with in-depth examination of the most foundational topics. IMAGE PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS offers an accessible presentation that provides higher-level discussions to challenge the most advanced readers. The book effectively balances key topics from the field of image processing in a format that gradually progresses from easy to more challenging material, while consistently reinforcing a fundamental understanding of the core concepts. The book’s hands-on learning approach and full-color presentation allows readers to begin working with images immediately. The book encourages programming as it incorporates algorithmic details and hints, using detailed pseudocode to facilitate an understanding of algorithms and aid in implementation. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Wireless Local Loop

Broadband and Narrowband Systems
Author: William Webb
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
ISBN: 9781580530712
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 403
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Featuring the hottest new technologies (including LMDS, MVDS, WLAN), updated market forecasts, and the latest regulatory initiatives, this updated edition of the best-selling Introduction to Wireless Local Loop keeps you on the forefront of current and emerging products, services, and issues affecting this field. The second edition includes new chapters on WLL deployment, the current WLL market, and a substantial review of broadband technologies, as well as new sections on prediction of user requirements and the emerging UMTS standard. It is a comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to the underlying technologies, key selection criteria, and design and deployment processes driving wireless local loop (WLL) systems. It helps technical professionals develop a sound understanding of WLL system design procedures, and provides practical guidance on choosing the best WLL and access technologies. And it remains unique in its clear presentation of both the technical and business issues associated with wireless in the local loop.

RF Engineering for Wireless Networks

Hardware, Antennas, and Propagation
Author: Daniel M. Dobkin
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080470474
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 448
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Finally, here is a single volume containing all of the engineering information needed to successfully design and implement any type of wireless network! Author Dan Dobkin covers every aspect of RF engineering necessary for wireless networks. He begins with a review of essential math and electromagnetic theory followed by thorough discussions of multiplexing, modulation types, bandwidth, link budgets, network concepts, radio system architectures, RF amplifiers, mixers and frequency conversion, filters, single-chip radio systems, antenna theory and designs, signal propagation, as well as planning and implementing wireless networks for both indoor and outdoor environments. The appendices contain such vital data as U.S., European, and Japanese technical and regulatory standards for wireless networks, measurements in wireless networks, reflection and matching of transmission lines, determining power density, and much more. No matter what type of wireless network you design—Bluetooth, UWB, or even metropolitan area network (MAN)—this book is the one reference you can’t do without! The A-to-Z guide to wireless network engineering—covers everything from basic electromagnetic theory to modulation techniques to network planning and implementation! Engineering and design principles covered are applicable to any type of wireless network, including 802.11, 802.16, 802.20, and Bluetooth. Discusses state-of-the-art modulation techniques such as ultra wideband (UWB) and orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM).

Problem-Based Learning in Communication Systems Using MATLAB and Simulink


Author: Kwonhue Choi,Huaping Liu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119060346
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 400
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Designed to help teach and understand communication systems using a classroom-tested, active learning approach. This book covers the basic concepts of signals, and analog and digital communications, to more complex simulations in communication systems. Problem-Based Learning in Communication Systems Using MATLAB and Simulink begins by introducing MATLAB and Simulink to prepare readers who are unfamiliar with these environments in order to tackle projects and exercises included in this book. Discussions on simulation of signals, filter design, sampling and reconstruction, and analog communications are covered next. The book concludes by covering advanced topics such as Viterbi decoding, OFDM and MIMO. In addition, this book contains examples of how to convert waveforms, constructed in simulation, into electric signals. It also includes problems illustrating how to complete actual wireless communications in the band near ultrasonic frequencies. A content-mapping table is included in this book to help instructors easily find lab projects for communications, wireless communications, and signal and systems classes. Special features of this book: Discusses communication concepts and algorithms, which are explained using simulation projects, accompanied by MATLAB and Simulink Provides step-by-step code exercises and instructions to implement execution sequences Includes a companion website that has MATLAB and Simulink model samples and templates (link provided below) This book is intended for students and instructors, enrolled in or teaching communications systems, analog and digital communications, and wireless communication courses. Kwonhue Choi is a Professor in the Department of Information and Communication Engineering and the Principal Director of Broadband Wireless Communication (BWC) Laboratory at Yeungnam University, Korea. His research areas include efficient multiple access, diversity schemes, and cooperative communications for Fifth-Generation (5G) and beyond systems. He is the inventor of FADAC-OFDM and PSW (Properly scrambled Walsh) codes. Huaping Liu is a Professor with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University, USA. He was formerly a cellular network radio frequency systems engineer specializing on modeling, simulating, optimizing, and testing various digital communication systems. Dr. Liu received his PhD in Electrical Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA.

An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering


Author: Jonathan Wickert,Kemper Lewis
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305887190
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 432
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AN INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, 4E introduces readers to today's ever-emerging field of mechanical engineering as it instills an appreciation for how engineers design hardware that builds and improves societies around the world. This book is ideal for those completing their first or second year in a college or university's mechanical engineering program. It is also useful for those studying a closely related field. The authors effectively balance timely treatments of technical problem-solving skills, design, engineering analysis, and modern technology to provide the solid mechanical engineering foundation readers need for future success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless

Design and Measurement Challenges
Author: Agilent Technologies
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119962579
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 626
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A practical guide to LTE design, test and measurement, this new edition has been updated to include the latest developments This book presents the latest details on LTE from a practical and technical perspective. Written by Agilent’s measurement experts, it offers a valuable insight into LTE technology and its design and test challenges. Chapters cover the upper layer signaling and system architecture evolution (SAE). Basic concepts such as MIMO and SC-FDMA, the new uplink modulation scheme, are introduced and explained, and the authors look into the challenges of verifying the designs of the receivers, transmitters and protocols of LTE systems. The latest information on RF and signaling conformance testing is delivered by authors participating in the LTE 3GPP standards committees. This second edition has been considerably revised to reflect the most recent developments of the technologies and standards. Particularly important updates include an increased focus on LTE-Advanced as well as the latest testing specifications. Fully updated to include the latest information on LTE 3GPP standards Chapters on conformance testing have been majorly revised and there is an increased focus on LTE-Advanced Includes new sections on testing challenges as well as over the air MIMO testing, protocol testing and the most up-to-date test capabilities of instruments Written from both a technical and practical point of view by leading experts in the field

Digital Signal Processing Using MATLAB: A Problem Solving Companion


Author: Vinay K. Ingle,John G. Proakis
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337026123
Category: Computers
Page: 672
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Learn to use MATLAB as a useful computing tool for exploring traditional Digital Signal Processing (DSP) topics and solving problems to gain insight. DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING USING MATLAB: A PROBLEM SOLVING COMPANION, 4E greatly expands the range and complexity of problems that learners can effectively study. Since DSP applications are primarily algorithms implemented on a DSP processor or software, they typically require a significant amount of programming. Using interactive software, such as MATLAB, enables readers to focus on mastering new and challenging concepts rather than concentrating on programming algorithms. This edition discusses interesting, practical examples and explores useful problems to provide the groundwork for further study. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Telecom Systems

Pstn, Pbx, Datacom, Ip Telephony, Iptv, Wireless and Billing
Author: Lawrence Harte,Avi Ofrane
Publisher: Althos Incorporated
ISBN: 9780972805391
Category: Computers
Page: 480
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This book explains how telecommunications systems and services work and the markets associated with them. Telecommunications technology and services are continually changing. Descriptions and easy to understand diagrams of typical systems and their interconnections are provided for local exchange company (LEC), inter-exchange company (IXC), private telephone exchanges (PBX), computer networks (LANs), data networks (e.g. Internet), billing and customer care systems (BCC). The book starts with a basic introduction to telecom communication. It covers the different types of telecom industries, who controls and regulates them, and provides a basic definition of each of the major telecom technologies. A broad overview of the telecom voice, data, and multimedia applications is provided. You will discover the fundamentals of telecom transmission and switching technologies and their terminology. The basics of public telephone systems are provided along with the structure and operation of local exchange carrier (LEC) systems. Described are the different types of analog loop, digital loop, switches, multi-channel communication lines and signaling control systems. The different types of private telephone systems and their evolution are covered. Included is the basic operation, attributes and services for key telephone systems (KTS), central exchange (CENTREX) systems, private branch exchange (PBX) and computer telephony integration (CTI). You will learn how these systems are converting from fixed proprietary systems to flexible industry standard systems. This book covers how digital subscriber lines (DSL) are important to telephone operators, what services it can offer, and the installationoptions. You will discover the different types of DSL including HDSL, ADSL, SDSL, VDSL, and the new ADSL2+ systems. The different types of wireless systems are explained including cellular and personal communication services (PCS), broadcast radio and television, paging, wireless data, land mobile radio (LMR), aircraft telephones, satellite, wireless PBX, residential cordless, wireless local area networks (WLAN), short range data (piconets, ) wireless cable, wireless broadband (WiMax), wireless local loops (WLL), and 1st, 2nd, 2.5, and third generation wireless (3G). IP Telephony services and systems are described and explained. You will learn about IP private branch exchange (IP PBX) and IP Centrex managed IP telephone services and will discover how Internet telephone service providers (ITSPs) can provide high-quality telephone services over unmanaged broadband communication systems. You will discover how the high data transmission bandwidth available from broadband connections (such as DSL service) is being used to provide digital television service to customers (IPTV). Find out how the use of an IP television set top box (IP STB) will allow customers to select from thousands of television channels available through their telephone line and watch them on their standard television. Telecom billing provides the fundamentals for telecom billing and customer care (BCC) systems. The topics that are explained include: types of services, standard billing processes, real time billing, multilingual support, multiple currencies, inter-carrier settlements, event sources and tracking, mediation devices, call detail records (CDRs), call processing, cycle billing, clearinghouse, invoicing, management reporting, processing payments. Some of the most important topics featured are: . Telecom Applications and Services . Basic Communication Technology . Public Telephone Networks (PSTN) . KTS, PBX, and CTI Private Telephone Systems . Data Communication Networks . IP Telephony Overview . IPTV Systems and Services . Wireless Systems . Telecom Billing

Neural Engineering

Computation, Representation, and Dynamics in Neurobiological Systems
Author: Chris Eliasmith,Charles H. Anderson
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262550604
Category: Medical
Page: 356
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A synthesis of current approaches to adapting engineering tools to the study of neurobiological systems.

Physical Principles of Wireless Communications, Second Edition


Author: Victor L. Granatstein
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439878978
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 311
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Updated and expanded, Physical Principles of Wireless Communications, Second Edition illustrates the relationship between scientific discoveries and their application to the invention and engineering of wireless communication systems. The second edition of this popular textbook starts with a review of the relevant physical laws, including Planck’s Law of Blackbody Radiation, Maxwell’s equations, and the laws of Special and General Relativity. It describes sources of electromagnetic noise, operation of antennas and antenna arrays, propagation losses, and satellite operation in sufficient detail to allow students to perform their own system designs and engineering calculations. Illustrating the operation of the physical layer of wireless communication systems—including cell phones, communication satellites, and wireless local area networks—the text covers the basic equations of electromagnetism, the principles of probability theory, and the operation of antennas. It explores the propagation of electromagnetic waves and describes the losses and interference effects that waves encounter as they propagate through cities, inside buildings, and to and from satellites orbiting the earth. Important natural phenomena are also described, including Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation, ionospheric reflection, and tropospheric refraction. New in the Second Edition: Descriptions of 3G and 4G cell phone systems Discussions on the relation between the basic laws of quantum and relativistic physics and the engineering of modern wireless communication systems A new section on Planck’s Law of Blackbody Radiation Expanded discussions on general relativity and special relativity and their relevance to GPS system design An expanded chapter on antennas that includes wire loop antennas Expanded discussion of shadowing correlations and their effect on cell phone system design The text covers the physics of Geostationary Earth Orbiting satellites, Medium Earth Orbiting satellites, and Low Earth Orbiting satellites enabling students to evaluate and make first order designs of SATCOM systems. It also reviews the principles of probability theory to help them accurately determine the margins that must be allowed to account for statistical variation in path loss. The included problem sets and sample solutions provide students with the understanding of contemporary wireless systems needed to participate in the development of future systems.

Cellular Internet of Things

Technologies, Standards, and Performance
Author: Olof Liberg,Marten Sundberg,Eric Wang,Johan Bergman,Joachim Sachs
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128124598
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 398
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Cellular Internet of Things: Technologies, Standards and Performance gives insight into the recent work performed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) to develop systems for the Cellular Internet of Things. It presents both the design of the new Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology and how GSM and LTE have evolved to provide Cellular Internet of Things services. The criteria used for the design and objectives of the standardization work are explained, and the technical details and performance of each technology is presented. This book discusses the overall competitive landscape for providing wireless connectivity, also introducing the most promising technologies in the market. Users will learn how cellular systems work and how they can be designed to cater to challenging new requirements that are emerging in the telecom industry, what the physical layers and procedures in idle and connected mode look like in EC-GSM-IoT, LTE-M, and NB-IoT, and what the expected performance of these new systems is in terms of expected coverage, battery lifetime, data throughput, access delay time and device cost. Provides a detailed introduction to the EC-GSM-IoT, LTE-M and NB-IoT technologies Presents network performance of the 3GPP cellular technologies, along with an analysis of the performance of non-cellular alternatives operating in unlicensed spectrum Includes prediction of true performance levels using state-of-the-art simulation models developed in the 3GPP standardization process

Game Theory and Learning for Wireless Networks

Fundamentals and Applications
Author: Samson Lasaulce,Hamidou Tembine
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123846994
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 336
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Written by leading experts in the field, Game Theory and Learning for Wireless Networks Covers how theory can be used to solve prevalent problems in wireless networks such as power control, resource allocation or medium access control. With the emphasis now on promoting ‘green’ solutions in the wireless field where power consumption is minimized, there is an added focus on developing network solutions that maximizes the use of the spectrum available. With the growth of distributed wireless networks such as Wi-Fi and the Internet; the push to develop ad hoc and cognitive networks has led to a considerable interest in applying game theory to wireless communication systems. Game Theory and Learning for Wireless Networks is the first comprehensive resource of its kind, and is ideal for wireless communications R&D engineers and graduate students. Samson Lasaulce is a senior CNRS researcher at the Laboratory of Signals and Systems (LSS) at Supélec, Gif-sur-Yvette, France. He is also a part-time professor in the Department of Physics at École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France. Hamidou Tembine is a professor in the Department of Telecommunications at Supélec, Gif-sur-Yvette, France. Merouane Debbah is a professor at Supélec, Gif-sur-Yvette, France. He is the holder of the Alcatel-Lucent chair in flexible radio since 2007. The first tutorial style book that gives all the relevant theory, at the right level of rigour, for the wireless communications engineer Bridges the gap between theory and practice by giving examples and case studies showing how game theory can solve real world resource allocation problems Contains algorithms and techniques to implement game theory in wireless terminals

The New World of Wireless

How to Compete in the 4g Revolution,
Author: Scott Snyder
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional
ISBN: 0137026838
Category: Computer networks
Page: 207
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"The New World of Wireless "is an impressive, thoughtful journey that helps business leaders see over the horizon to our unwired future, where we belong."" -John Chen, Chairman, CEO, and President, Sybase, Inc. " " ""Snyder's book provides a thought-provoking look into the 4G future. While technical details abound, the importance of this work relates more to the social, business, and political implications of 4G technology. Snyder has provided us a glimpse of how different our lives will be in the not-so-distant future, and done so with amazing insight. It is truly a must-read."" -Stanton Sloane, PhD, CEO, SRA International Prepare for a Wireless Revolution That May Prove Even More Disruptive Than the Internet Revolution Why next-gen 4G technology will lead to a radical, qualitative shift in how you use wireless How to leverage "digital swarms" of distributed, self-organizing groups to transform your business Indispensable new insight for CXOs, board members, strategists, and consultants in all industries Next-generation 4G wireless technology won't just be faster: It will offer breakthrough opportunities for competitive advantage. 4G will accelerate a massive power shift that's already well underway: the emergence of decentralized, self-organizing "digital swarms" both inside and outside the enterprise. This book will help you understand both the technology and the radically new organizations it will make possible. You'll discover how these changes will affect you...how to innovate around 4G wireless to build profitability and market share... how to anticipate and manage business risks you've never even imagined before... how to harness the relentless "digital swarms" that are now rising to power in your company and your marketplace!

Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications


Author: Theodore S. Rappaport,Robert W. Heath Jr.,Robert C. Daniels,James N. Murdock
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0132172283
Category: Computers
Page: 680
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The Definitive, Comprehensive Guide to Cutting-Edge Millimeter Wave Wireless Design “This is a great book on mmWave systems that covers many aspects of the technology targeted for beginners all the way to the advanced users. The authors are some of the most credible scholars I know of who are well respected by the industry. I highly recommend studying this book in detail.” —Ali Sadri, Ph.D., Sr. Director, Intel Corporation, MCG mmWave Standards and Advanced Technologies Millimeter wave (mmWave) is today's breakthrough frontier for emerging wireless mobile cellular networks, wireless local area networks, personal area networks, and vehicular communications. In the near future, mmWave products, systems, theories, and devices will come together to deliver mobile data rates thousands of times faster than today's existing cellular and WiFi networks. In Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications, four of the field's pioneers draw on their immense experience as researchers, entrepreneurs, inventors, and consultants, empowering engineers at all levels to succeed with mmWave. They deliver exceptionally clear and useful guidance for newcomers, as well as the first complete desk reference for design experts. The authors explain mmWave signal propagation, mmWave circuit design, antenna designs, communication theory, and current standards (including IEEE 802.15.3c, Wireless HD, and ECMA/WiMedia). They cover comprehensive mmWave wireless design issues, for 60 GHz and other mmWave bands, from channel to antenna to receiver, introducing emerging design techniques that will be invaluable for research engineers in both industry and academia. Topics include Fundamentals: communication theory, channel propagation, circuits, antennas, architectures, capabilities, and applications Digital communication: baseband signal/channel models, modulation, equalization, error control coding, multiple input multiple output (MIMO) principles, and hardware architectures Radio wave propagation characteristics: indoor and outdoor applications Antennas/antenna arrays, including on-chip and in-package antennas, fabrication, and packaging Analog circuit design: mmWave transistors, fabrication, and transceiver design approaches Baseband circuit design: multi–gigabit-per-second, high-fidelity DAC and ADC converters Physical layer: algorithmic choices, design considerations, and impairment solutions; and how to overcome clipping, quantization, and nonlinearity Higher-layer design: beam adaptation protocols, relaying, multimedia transmission, and multiband considerations 60 GHz standardization: IEEE 802.15.3c for WPAN, Wireless HD, ECMA-387, IEEE 802.11ad, Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig)

Science and Engineering of Materials, SI Edition


Author: Donald R. Askeland,Wendelin J. Wright
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 130544633X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 960
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Succeed in your materials science course with THE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING OF MATERIALS, 7e. Filled with built-in study tools to help you master key concepts, this proven book will help you develop an understanding of the relationship between structure, processing, and properties of materials and will serve as a useful reference for future courses in manufacturing, materials, design, or materials selection. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Quantitative Understanding of Biosystems

An Introduction to Biophysics
Author: Thomas M. Nordlund
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420089730
Category: Science
Page: 588
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Quantitative Understanding of Biosystems: An Introduction to Biophysics focuses on the behavior and properties of microscopic structures that underlie living systems. It clearly describes the biological physics of macromolecules, subcellular structures, and whole cells, including interactions with light. Providing broad coverage of physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics, this color text features: Mathematical and computational tools—graphing, calculus, simple differential equations, diagrammatic analysis, and visualization tools Randomness, variation, statistical mechanics, distributions, and spectra The biological micro- and nanoworld—structures, processes, and the physical laws Quantum effects—photosynthesis, UV damage, electron and energy transfer, and spectroscopic characterization of biological structures Through its active learning approach, the text encourages practical comprehension of the behavior of biosystems, rather than knowledge of the latest research. The author includes graph- and diagram-centered physics and mathematics, simple software, frequent checks of understanding, and a repetition of important ideas at higher levels or from different points of view. After completing this book, students will gain significant computational and project experience and become competent at quantitatively characterizing biosystems. CD-ROM Resource The accompanying CD contains multimedia learning tools, such as video clips and animations, that illustrate intrinsically dynamic processes. For students inexperienced in the application of mathematics and physical principles to naturally occurring phenomena, this multimedia component emphasizes what is most obvious about biological systems: living things move. Students can also manipulate and re-program the included Excel graphs.

Cooperative Cellular Wireless Networks


Author: Ekram Hossain,Dong In Kim,Vijay K. Bhargava
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113950049X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: N.A
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A self-contained guide to the state-of-the-art in cooperative communications and networking techniques for next generation cellular wireless systems, this comprehensive book provides a succinct understanding of the theory, fundamentals and techniques involved in achieving efficient cooperative wireless communications in cellular wireless networks. It consolidates the essential information, addressing both theoretical and practical aspects of cooperative communications and networking in the context of cellular design. This one-stop resource covers the basics of cooperative communications techniques for cellular systems, advanced transceiver design, relay-based cellular networks, and game-theoretic and micro-economic models for protocol design in cooperative cellular wireless networks. Details of ongoing standardization activities are also included. With contributions from experts in the field divided into five distinct sections, this easy-to-follow book delivers the background needed to develop and implement cooperative mechanisms for cellular wireless networks.

Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics for Engineers, Second Edition


Author: Mark R. Lehto,Steven J. Landry
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439853940
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 794
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Supplying a breadth and depth of coverage beyond that found in most traditional texts, Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics for Engineers, Second Edition presents and integrates important methods and tools used in the fields of Industrial Engineering, Human Factors and Ergonomics to design and improve jobs, tasks and products. It presents these topics with a practical, applied orientation suitable for engineering undergraduate students. See What’s New in the Second Edition: Revised order of chapters to group together topics related to the physical and cognitive aspects of human-integrated systems Substantially updated material emphasizes the design of products people work with, tasks or jobs people perform, and environments in which people live The book has sufficient material to be used in its entirety for a two semester sequence of classes, or in part for a single semester course, focusing on selected topics covered in the text. The authors provide a set of guidelines and principles for the design and analysis of human-integrated systems and highlights their application to industry and service systems. It addresses the topics of human factors, work measurement and methods improvement, and product design an approachable style. The common thread throughout the book is on how better "human factors" can lead to improved safety, comfort, enjoyment, acceptance, and effectiveness in all application arenas. Packed with cases studies and examples, readers can use well beyond the classroom and into their professional lives.