Propagation of Radiowaves introduces the basic concepts and mechanisms of radiowave propagation engineering in both the troposphere and ionosphere, an understanding of which is fundamental to the effective use of the radio spectrum for radiocommunication. Reflecting the wide experience of the exceptional group of authors, the contents provide a firm background to established theory and introduce the most appropriate models, methods and procedures which are of use to spectrum planners, system designers and operators in assessing the estimated performance of radio systems.
The field of radio communications continues to change rapidly and the third edition of this outstanding and successful book has been fully updated to reflect the latest developments. The relevant Recommendations of ITU-R Study Group 3 are discussed and put into context.
Propagation of Radiowaves, 3rd Edition is essential reading for professionals involved in the planning, design and operation of radio systems, as well as academics and postgraduate students in the field.
- Chapter 2: Radio waves
- Chapter 3: Electromagnetic wave propagation
- Chapter 4: Fading and statistics
- Chapter 5: Radio noise
- Chapter 6: Clear-air characteristics of the troposphere
- Chapter 7: Reflection and scattering from rough surfaces
- Chapter 8: Introduction to multipath propagation
- Chapter 9: Diffraction
- Chapter 10: Propagation in rain and clouds
- Chapter 11: The ionosphere
- Chapter 12: Ionospheric propagation
- Chapter 13: Surface waves, and sky waves below 2 MHz
- Chapter 14: Terrestrial line-of-sight links
- Chapter 15: Propagation for mobile and area coverage systems
- Chapter 16: Short-range and indoor propagation
- Chapter 17: Fixed wireless access and radio LANs
- Chapter 18: Earth-space propagation
- Chapter 19: Terahertz propagation
- Chapter 20: Computer modelling
- Chapter 21: Numerically intensive propagation prediction methods
Les Barclay OBE is a consultant in radiowave propagation and spectrum management. He has been involved in the organisation and lecturing for all IET residential courses in radiowave propagation, and has chaired the organising committee for these courses. He has lectured internationally on radio regulation, spectrum management and propagation. Prior to this he was the deputy director at the UK Radiocommunications Agency responsible for research. He was elected as international chairman of ITU-R Study Group 3 on radiowave propagation and has been chairman of the IET professional groups on antennas and propagation, and on radiocommunications. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the IET.