University of Southern California WiDeS - Wireless Devices and Systems Group The USC Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering USC


The textbook Wireless Communications presents a comprehensive coverage of this field which, in only a decade, has grown from a niche market into one of the most important industries. The book describes the scientific fundamentals, as well as standardized systems and practical applications of cellular telephony, wireless computer networks, and other wireless systems.

Appendices: the appendices of the book are available at the  can be downloaded at the companion website at the publisher  www.wiley.com/go/molisch As a convenience, they can also be downloaded here; copyright lies with Wiley - IEEE Press

For instructors: if you adopt this book for your course, presentation slides (around 700 slides) and a detailed solutions manual are available. You can receive it either from the publisher (please go to www.wiley.com/go/molisch) or by sending an email to the author, molischATusc.edu.

More information can be found at the companion websitewebsite of the publisher, or the book's website at Amazon.com. The book is available as E-Book, and its material is included in IEEE Xplore.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface.

List of abbreviations.

List of symbols.

PART I: INTRODUCTION.

1 Applications and requirements of wireless services.
2 Technical challenges of wireless communications.
3 Noise- and interference-limited systems.

PART II: WIRELESS PROPAGATION CHANNELS.

4 Propagation mechanisms.
5 Statistical description of the wireless channel.
6 Wideband and directional channel characterization.
7 Channel models.
8 Channel sounding.
9 Antennas.

PART III: TRANSCEIVERS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING.

10 Structure of a wireless communication link.
11 Modulation formats.
12 Demodulation.
13 Diversity.
14 Channel coding.
15 Speech coding (Gernot Kubin, Graz University of Technology, Austria).
16 Equalizers.

PART IV: MULTIPLE ACCESS ANDADVANCED TRANSCEIVER SCHEMES.

17 Multiple access and the cellular principle.
18 Spread spectrum systems.
19 Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM).
20 Multiantenna systems.

PART V: STANDARDIZED WIRELESS SYSTEMS.

21 Cognitive Radio
22 Relay, multi-hop, and cooperative communications
23 Video Coding
24 GSM global system for mobile communications
25 IS-95 and CDMA 2000
26 WCDMA/UMTS
27 3GPP long-term evolution
28 WiMax/IEEE 802.16
29 Wireless Local Area Networks.
30 Exercises (Peter Almers, Ove Edfors, Hao Feng, Fredrik Floren, Anders Johanson, Johan Karedal, Buon Kiong Lau, Christian Mehlfuehrer, Andreas F. Molisch, Jan Plasberg, Barbara Resch, Jonas Samuelson, Junyang Shen, Andre Stranne, Fredrik Tufvesson, Anthony Vetro, and Shurjeel Wyne)

References.

Index.

Companion website includes:

  • Supplementary material on 'DECT'
  • Presentation slides (for university instructors)
  • Solutions manual (for university instructors)
  • Appendices
  • List of abbreviations
  • Other useful resources

Translations

A translation into Chinese was published by PHEI in 2008.

Errata
A list of errata and corrigenda can be found Here.