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Introduction to Wireless Systems by Frederick C. Berry, David R. Voltmer, Bruce A. Ferguson, Philip S. DiPiazza, Bruce A. Black

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Chapter 4. Radio Frequency Coverage: Systems Engineering and Design

Motivation

The previous two chapters presented the fundamental concepts underlying the behavior of radio frequency propagation in a real-world environment. With these principles as a foundation, we return to the development of a solution to the general systems-engineering challenge posed in Chapter 1, that is, to design a wireless telecommunication system that will

  • Support the communication of information from various sources, including speech, text, data, images, music, and video, in urban, suburban, and rural environments with quality approximating that of wired communications

  • Be capable of expanding in geographic coverage

  • Allow for virtually limitless growth in the number of users ...

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