Communications Engineering E-Mega Reference
A one-stop desk reference, for R&D engineers involved in communications engineering; this is a book that will not gather dust on the shelf. It brings together the essential professional reference content from leading international contributors in the field. Material of this book covers a wide scope of topics including voice, computer, facsimile, video, and multimedia data technologies. There is a fully searchable mega reference e-book, providing all the essential material needed by communications engineers on a day-to-day basis. It brings fundamentals, key techniques, engineering best practice and rules-of-thumb together in one quick-reference. It contains over 2,500 pages of reference material, including over 1,500 pages not included in the print edition.
- Electronic book text | 568 pages
- 191 x 235mm
- 23 Mar 2009
- ELSEVIER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
- Academic Press Inc
- Oxford, United Kingdom
About Erik Dahlman
Claude Oestges received a PhD degree in Applied Science from the Universite catholique de Louvain (UCL, Belgium), in 2000. In 2001, he joined the Smart Antennas Research Group at Stanford University (California, USA) as a post-doctoral scholar. Since 2005 he has been a Research Associate of the Belgian National Science Foundation and a part-time Associate Professor at UCL. His research interests cover wireless and satellite communications, with a specific focus on the propagation channel and its impact on system performance. Claude Oestges is the author or co-author of more than 60 papers in IEEE/IEE journals and conference proceedings. He was a member of the IEEE 802.11 Standardization Working Group on "Multiple antenna channel modeling". He received the IEE Marconi Premium Award in 2001 and the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society 2004 Neal Shepherd Award. Al Bovik is the General Dynamics Endowed Fellow and Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is the Associate Director of the Center for Vision and Image Sciences. He has published nearly 300 techincal articles in the general area of image and video processing and holds two U.S. patents. Dr. Bovik is a recipient of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Meritorious Service Award (1998), and is a two-time Honorable Mention winner of the international Pattern Recognition Society Award. He is a fellow of the IEEE, is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, serves on many other boards and panels, and was the Founding General Chairman of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, which was first held in Austin, Texas in 1994. Keith Jack is Director of Product Marketing at Sigma Designs. Sigma Designs develops and markets high-performance, highly-integrated System-on-a-Chip (SoC) semiconductors for IPTV Set-top Boxes, Blu-ray and HD DVD Players/Recorders, HDTVs, Digital Media Adapters, and Portable Media Players. Prior to joining Sigma Designs, Mr. Jack held various marketing and chip design positions at Harris Semiconductor, Brooktree, and Rockwell International. He has been involved in over 40 multimedia chips for the consumer market. Farid Dowla received his BS, MS, and PhD in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory shortly after receiving his doctorate in 1985. His research interests include adaptive filters, signal processing, wireless communication systems, and RF/mobile communication. He currently directs a research team focused on ultra-widebandRFradar and communication systems. Dowla is also an adjunct associate professor of electrical engineering at the University of California at Davis. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and Sigma Xi. He holds three patents in signal processing area, has authored a book on neural networks for the U.S. Department of Defense, and has edited a book on geophysical signal processing. He contributes to numerous IEEE and professional journals and is a frequent seminar participant at professional conferences. Bruno Clerckx received a PhD degree in Applied Science from the Universite catholique de Louvain (UCL, Belgium) in 2005. From September 2000 to August 2006, he was with the Microwave Laboratory UCL, as a Research Assistant and a PhD student funded by the Belgian National Science Foundation for Industrial Research, and as a Post-Doctoral Scholar. He held several visiting research positions, at the Smart Antennas Research Group, Stanford University (CA, USA), and at the Mobile Communication Department of Eurecom Institute. Bruno Clerckx is currently with the Communication & Network Laboratory of Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Korea. He is the author or co-author of more than 25 research papers and communications. He received the IEEE Symposium on Communications and Vehicular Technology Best Student Paper Award in 2002. Luis M. Correia was born in Portimao, Portugal, on October 1958. He received the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from IST-TUL (Technical University of Lisbon) in 1991, where he is currently a Professor in Telecommunications, with his work focused in Wireless/Mobile Communications in the areas of propagation, channel characterisation, radio networks, traffic, and services. He has acted as a consultant for Portuguese GSM operators and the telecommunications regulator. Besides being responsible for research projects at the national level, he has been active in various ones within European frameworks (RACE, ACTS, IST and COST). He participated in and was co-editor of the Final Report for COST 231, and Chairman and editor of the Final Reports of COST 259 and COST 273. He has authored many papers and communications in international journals and conferences, for which he has served also as a reviewer, and co-edited several special issues; he currently serves as the Editor for Wireless of the European Transactions on Telecommunications. He has served as evaluator and auditor in ACTS, ESPRIT and IST frameworks. He was the Chairman of the Technical Programme Committee of PIMRC'2002. He is part of the Expert Advisory Group and of the Steering Board of the European eMobility platform, and of the COST Domain Committee on ICT Dr. Ling received the B.Eng.(Hons) and M.Phil. degrees from the department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, in 1997 and 2000, respectively, and a Ph.D. degree in the department of Electronic and Information Engineering from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2003. In 2004, he joined the King's College London as a Lecturer. His research interests include discontinuous nonlinear system theory with applications to digital filters with two's complement arithmetic and sigma delta modulators, continuous constrained optimization theory with applications to filters, filter banks and sigma delta modulators design, filter banks and wavelets theory with applications to multimedia and biomedical signal processing, and fuzzy, impulsive and optimal control theory with applications to sigma delta modulators and power electronics. Dr. Dobkin has been involved in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of communications devices, components, and systems for 28 years. He holds a BS from the California Institute of Technology, and MS and PhD degrees from Stanford University, all in Applied Physics. He is the author of two books and about 30 technical publications, and holds 7 US patents as inventor or co-inventor. He has given numerous talks and classes on radio-frequency identification in the US and Asia. He specializes in physical-layer issues: radios and signal generation, antennas, and signal propagation. Dr. Dobkin lives in Sunnyvale, CA, with his wife, Nina, children Nicholas and Amelia, and entirely too many toys and video game consoles. Alan Bensky, MScEE, an electronics engineering consultant with over 25 years of experience in analog and digital design, management, and marketing. Specializing in wireless circuits and systems, Bensky has carried out projects for varied military and consumer applications. He is the author of Short-range Wireless Communication, Second Edition, published by Elsevier, 2004, and has written several articles in international and local publications. He has taught courses and gives lectures on radio engineering topics. Bensky is a senior member of IEEE. David P. Morgan received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from London University, for work on radar pulse compression using Surface Acoustic Waves. Since then he has been involved in research and development in a wide variety of topics, mostly in SAW, working at Nippon Electric Company (Kawasaki) 1970-71, University of Edinburgh 1971-77 and Plessey Research Caswell (Northampton, UK) 1977-86, where he was Group Leader for Surface Acoustic Waves. He is now a Consultant in this area. Dr. Morgan is author of the well-known text 'Surface Wave Devices for Signal Processing', and has also published over 100 technical papers. His knowledge of the SAW area has led to his being invited to lecture on the subject in the U.S., Russia, Finland, Japan, China and Korea. He is a Life Senior Member of the IEEE. Juanita Ellis has been at the forefront in working with corporations in the areas of convergence, computer Security and e-business. Some of these companies include Sony, JCPenney, SWBell, Boeing, Xerox, Bell Atlantic, MCI, Citibank and Toyota. Currently, she works with companies in helping deploy voice and data networks, converged solutions, VPN security and call center applications. In addition, she was a technical manager at Lotus/IBM for the southern, mid-Atlantic, and eastern regions of the United States. As a technical manager, she was responsible for designing and architecting enterprise-wide applications that integrated with enterprise resource planning systems, Internet technologies, and relational and transaction-based systems. She is currently an independent consultant. Professor Guibas heads the Geometric Computation group in the Computer Science Department of Stanford University, where he works on algorithms for sensing, modeling, reasoning about, rendering, and acting on the physical world. He is well-known for his work in computational geometry, computer graphics, and discrete algorithms. Professor Guibas obtained his Ph.D. from Stanford, has worked at PARC, MIT, and DEC/SRC, and was recently elected an ACM Fellow. Feng Zhao is a senior researcher at Microsoft, where he manages the Networked Embedded Computing Group. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT and has taught at at Stanford University and Ohio State University. Dr. Zhao was a principal scientist at Xerox PARC and directed PARC's sensor network research effort. He is serving as the Editor-In-Chief of ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks.