Channel-Adaptive Technologies and Cross-Layer Designs for Wireless Systems with Multiple Antennas: Theory and Applications

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 10, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 472 pages
This innovative book sets forth two promising wireless approaches that support high-quality, high-speed data and multimedia service-multiple antenna technologies and cross layer transmitter adaptation designs-while highlighting the relationships and interactions between them. The latest advanced technologies of channel adaptation techniques for wireless communication systems with multiple antennas are thoroughly investigated.

The book is divided into three parts, first giving readers a good foundation in underlying theory, then exploring applications as well as advanced topics:
* Part 1 examines theoretical aspects of channel adaptation in wireless communications for point-to-point and multi-user systems with multiple antennas
* Part 2 focuses on the applications of the channel-adaptive technologies in practical systems such as UMTS
* Part 3 delves into topics such as multi-user scheduling for wideband systems, combined queuing theory and information theory, and ad hoc routing

Using a hands-on, practical approach, Channel Adaptive Technologies and Cross Layer Designs for Wireless Systems with Multiple Antennas thoroughly covers detailed design considerations that help readers understand how to apply theory to real-world systems. Emphasis throughout the book is on joint optimization across different layers of a communications system based on an integrated approach. Examples of popular wireless systems, such as TDMA, wideband CDMA (UMTS), and HSDPA, are used throughout as practical illustrations. Each chapter ends with a summary that reviews key points and a set of problems that lets readers test their knowledge and continue to develop their skills as they progress to new topics. Figures and tables are also used extensively to help readers visualize complex theory and systems.

Combining theory, design, and application into one integrated approach, this is a superior reference for advanced communications theory courses.

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Vincent K.N. Lau, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is also a technology consultant and senior manager of ASTRI, leading the Advanced Technology Team of the Wireless Access Group in wireless LAN systems. Additionally, Dr. Lau was the chief technical officer and co-founder of DAX Group Ltd. He is a Senior IEEE Member, has published more than 42 papers in IEEE Transactions and journals, and has received two best paper awards (IEE and HKIE). Dr. Lau's current research focus is on the cross layer optimization between the wireless MAC (scheduling) layer and adaptive physical layer.

Yu-Kwong Ricky Kwok, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Hong Kong. He holds additional positions including Program Director of the Master of Science and Director of the High Performance Computing Research Laboratory. A Senior Member of the IEEE, he has published more than 130 technical papers in various leading journals, research books, and refereed international conference proceedings on topics including parallel and distributed computing research, mobile computing, wireless networking, grid computing infrastructure technologies, and analysis of distributed algorithms.

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