Wireless Telecommunications Systems and Networks
by Gary J. Mullett
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Wireless Telecommunication Systems
by Michel Terré, Mylène Pischella, Emmanuelle Vivier
Wireless telecommunication systems generate a huge amount ofinterest. In the last two decades, these systems have experiencedat least three major technological leaps, and it has becomeimpossible to imagine how society was organized without them. Inthis book, we propose a macroscopic approach on wireless systems,and aim at answering key questions about power, data rates,multiple access, cellular engineering and access networksarchitectures.
We present a series of solved problems, whose objective is toestablish the main elements of a global link budget in severalradiocommunications systems.
1. Radio Propagation.
2. F/TDMA and GSM.
3. CDMA and UMTS.
4. OFDM and LTE.
5. MIMO and Beamforming.
8. Digital Communications Fundamentals.
9. Erlang B Tables.
About the Authors
Michel Terré received his engineering degree fromTélécom SudParis, his phD in electronics andtelecommunications from Conservatoire National des Arts etMétiers (CNAM), and his habilitation to conduct researchesfrom Paris XIII University. He is a full professor at ConservatoireNational des Arts et Métiers. He his responsabile ofCNAM’s Master of Science in radiocommunicationssystems.
Mylène Pischella received her engineering degree and her phDin electronics and telecommunications from TélécomParisTech. She is an associate professor at Conservatoire Nationaldes Arts et Métiers (CNAM).
Emmanuelle Vivier received her engineering degree from InstitutSupérieur d’Electronique de Paris (ISEP) and her PhD inradiocommunications from Conservatoire National des Arts etMétiers (CNAM). She is an associate professor at ISEP, whereshe is responsible of networks and telecommunications teachingmajors.
Designing Visual Interfaces
by Kevin Mullet
Ironically, many designers of graphical user interfaces are not always aware of the fundamental design rules and techniques that are applied routinely by other practitioners of communication-oriented visual design — techniques that can be used to enhance the visual quality of GUIs, data displays, and multimedia documents. This volume focuses on design rules and techniques that are drawn from the rational, functionalist design aesthetic seen in modern graphic design, industrial design, interior design, and architecture — and applies them to various graphical user interface problems experienced in commercial software development. Describes the basic design principles (the what and why), common errors, and practical step-by-step techniques (the how) in each of six major areas: elegance and simplicity; scale, contrast, and proportion; organization and visual structure; module and program; image and representation; and style. Focuses on techniques that will not only improve the aesthetics of the visual display, but, because they promote visual organization, clarity, and conciseness, will also enhance the usability of the product. Includes a catalog of common errors drawn from existing GUI applications and environments to illustrate practices that should be avoided in developing applications. For anyone responsible for designing, specifying, implementing, documenting, or managing the visual appearance of computer-based information displays.