Fundamentals of Wireless Communication PDF

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Fundamentals of Wireless Communication PDF

PDF Free Download | Fundamentals of Wireless Communication by David Tse, University of California, Berkeley Pramod Viswanath, University of Illinois, and Urbana-Champaign.

Preface to Fundamentals of Wireless Communication 

Why We Wrote Fundamentals of Wireless Communication 

The writing of this book was prompted by two main developments in wireless communications in the past decade. First is the huge surge of research activities in physical-layer wireless communication theory.

While this has been a subject of study since the ’60s, recent developments in the field, such as opportunistic and multi-input multi-output (MIMO) communication techniques, have brought completely new perspectives on how to communicate over wireless channels.

Second is the rapid evolution of wireless systems, particularly cellular networks, which embody communication concepts of increasing sophistication.

This evolution started with second-generation digital standards, particularly the IS-95 Code Division Multiple Access standards, and continuing onto more recent third-generation systems focusing on data applications. 

This book aims to present the modern wireless communication concepts in a coherent and unified manner and to illustrate the concepts in the broader context of the wireless systems on which they have been applied.

Structure of the Book

This book is a web of interlocking concepts. The concepts can be structured into roughly three levels:

  • channel characteristics and modeling;
  • communication concepts and techniques;
  • application of these concepts in a system context.

A wireless communication engineer should have an understanding of the concepts at all three levels as well as the tight interplay between the levels.

We emphasize this interplay in the book by interlacing the chapters across these levels rather than presenting the topics sequentially from one level to the next.

  • Chapter 2: basic properties of multipath wireless channels and their modeling (level 1)
  • Chapter 3: point-to-point communication techniques that increase reliability by exploiting time, frequency and spatial diversity (2). 
  • Chapter 4: cellular system design via a case study of three systems, focusing on multiple access and interference management issues (3).
  • Chapter 5: point-to-point communication revisited from a more fundamental capacity point of view, culminating in the modern concept of opportunistic communication (2).
  • Chapter 6: multiuser capacity and opportunistic communication, and its application in a third-generation wireless data system (3). 
  • Chapter 7: MIMO channel modeling (1). 
  • Chapter 8: MIMO capacity and architectures (2). 
  • Chapter 9: diversity-multiplexing tradeoff and space-time code design (2).
  • Chapter 10: MIMO in multiuser channels and cellular systems (3).

How to Use Fundamentals of Wireless Communication PDF

This book is written as a textbook for a first-year graduate course in wireless communications. The expected background is solid undergraduate/beginning graduate courses in signals and systems, probability and digital communications.

This background is supplemented by the two appendices in the book. Appendix A summarizes some basic facts in vector detection and estimation in Gaussian noise which are used repeatedly throughout the book.

Appendix B covers the underlying information theory behind the channel capacity results used in this book. Even though information theory has played a significant role in many of the recent developments in wireless communications, in the main text we will only introduce capacity results in a heuristic manner and use them mainly to motivate communication concepts and techniques.

No background in information theory is assumed. The appendix is intended for the reader who wants to have a more in-depth and unified understanding of the capacity results.

At Berkeley and Urbana-Champaign, we have used earlier versions of this book to teach one-semester (15 weeks) wireless communications courses. We have been able to cover most of the materials in Chapters 1 through 8 and parts of 9 and 10.

Depending on the background of the students and the time available, one can envision several other ways to structure a course around this book. Examples:

  • a senior-level advanced undergraduate course in wireless communication: Chapters 2,3,4.
  • an advanced graduate course for students with a background in wireless channels and systems: Chapters 3,5,6,7,8,9,10. 
  • a short (quarter) course focusing on MIMO and space-time coding: Chapters 3,5,7,8,9.

The more than 230 exercises form an integral part of the book. Working on at least some of them is essential in understanding the material. Most of them elaborate on concepts discussed in the main text.

The exercises range from relatively straightforward derivations of results in the main text to “back-of-envelope” calculations for actual wireless systems, to “get-your-hands-dirty” MATLAB types, and to reading exercises which point to current research literature.

The small bibliographical notes at the end of each chapter provide pointers to literature that is very closely related to the material discussed in the book; we do not aim to exhaust the immense research literature related to the material covered here.

Fundamentals of Wireless Communication Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. The Wireless Channel
  3. Point-to-Point Communication: Detection, Diversity and Channel Uncertainty
  4. Cellular Systems: Multiple Access and Interference Management
  5. The capacity of Wireless Channels
  6. Multiuser Capacity and Opportunistic Communication
  7. MIMO I: Spatial Multiplexing and Channel Modeling
  8. MIMO II: Capacity and Multiplexing Architectures
  9. MIMO III: Diversity-Multiplexing Tradeoff and Universal Space-Time Codes
  10. MIMO IV: Multiuser Communication

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