Demystifying Radio Frequency Interference

Demystifying Radio Frequency Interference : Causes and Techniques for Reduction

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Interference whether caused by natural sources (such as lightning static, atmospheric noise, temperature inversions) or artificial ones (other RF/wireless transmitters, electrical machinery, etc.) has plagued RF/wireless communications since the days of Marconi. But it has taken on a special urgency as more wireless services, especially broadband digital ones, come on line; new digital services, such as WiFi and WiMax, are far less tolerant of interference than analog transmission modes (like AM and FM radio).Because of this, a solid knowledge of the causes of RF interference and techniques for mitigating it is becoming vital knowledge for RF/wireless professionals. This book will explore common sources of interference, how to correctly identify the source, and how to reduce or eliminate such interference. WiFi and WiMax interference limitation techniques are highlighted. It covers cutting-edge technical approaches to interference reduction. It discusses how to negotiate with other users to achieve mutual and reciprocal reductions in levels of interference.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 191 x 235mm
  • Newnes (an imprint of Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd )
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0123735548
  • 9780123735546

About Donald Arndt

Donald Arndt is a veteran RF/wireless/microwave engineer and engineering manager. He has worked for Western Multiplex, Proxim, and California Microwave. He has written articles for such RF/wireless industry magazines as RF Design, Wireless Design & Development, and Microwave Journal, and gives professional short courses on RF interference issues.
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