This topical book builds upon an earlier IEE text Personal & mobile radio systems, by the same editor, which set out the fundamental issues in a discipline that appeared to have global expansion potential. That potential has now become a reality, and something more than a new edition of the previous book was needed to bring it up to date. This book is completely new, drawing on the experience and the many intensive studies that have been concentrated in this field in the past five years.
The book gives a clear and detailed insight into the fundamental problems and solutions found in modern personal communications: service requirements, coverage problems, multipath interference, cellular architectures and signalling, network management, data and supplementary services, satellite services. In particular it describes the approach of the GSM methodology, as one of the most intensively developed standards, to some of these problems, although the same principles also apply to DCS 1800 and other technologies.
- Chapter 2: Coverage prediction methodologies
- Chapter 3: Modulation and multipath countermeasures
- Chapter 4: Professional user radio systems
- Chapter 5: Cellular radio planning methods
- Chapter 6: Cellular architectures and signalling
- Chapter 7: Cellular network management centres
- Chapter 8: Mobility handover and power control in GSM
- Chapter 9: Strategies for mobility management
- Chapter 10: Microcellular networks
- Chapter 11: Future systems: cellular access technology
- Chapter 12: GSM data, telematic and supplementary services
- Chapter 13: Future satellite mobile telephone networks
University of Wales, Swansea, UK.
Raymond Charles Vincent Macario studied radio physics at King's College, London, where his studies of complex radio waves propagating in very varied conditions - using a unique contiguous spectrum analyser - stood him in good stead in the embryonic mobile radio industry. He spent several years in industry designing radiofrequency and other circuits before accepting a lectureship post in communications in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Wales, Swansea. There he has had the opportunity to manage a hundred or more undergraduate and postgraduate projects in the radio business. He has lectured and given courses on mobile radio in most parts of the world; this is his fifth book on the subject.