It is not surprising for an engineering school that started its TSF courses in 1903 with Commander Ferrié to be interested in radio communications in their most advanced scientific forms.
Since then the uses and services, now collectively linked to “mobility”, have exploded. Today there is little prospect of a company without anytime, anywhere availability of simple, affordable access to reliable, seamless, wireless infrastructure.
This already impressive list of functionality can be easily modified and extended to meet every reader's individual expectations. However, as noted in this book, radio as a resource is limited, even if it is infinitely renewable, because of the energy needed for wave generation.
In fact, wireless communication systems themselves (terminals, equipment, and networks) and their connections with wired infrastructure are highly complex systems. For their design, we must involve all the engineering sciences: modeling and simulation, contents and computer systems, interactions and protocols, hardware‐software integration, networking and communications, etc.
This book is titled Radio Engineering: From Software Radio to Cognitive Radio. It looks at the astounding move from mathematical formalism to hardware/software architectures, and tackles issues of methodology, tools, and implementation platforms, as well as standardization.
This broad exploration of radio communications, until their projection in sustainable development problems, ...