1. An Overview of Wireless Communications Systems.
Introduction. GSM MoU. GSM in North America. GSM Markets. OSI Model. First-Generation Analog Cellular Systems. Second-Generation Digital Cellular Systems. Third-Generation Systems. Summary. References.
2. Standards for Wireless Communications Systems.
Introduction. Cordless Systems. GSM. UPT. IMT-. UMTS. North American Standards. Japanese Standards. Summary. References.
3. Access Technologies.
Introduction. Narrowband Channelized Systems. Spectral Efficiency. Wideband Systems. Comparisons of FDMA, TDMA, and DS-CDMA. Summary. Problems. References.
4. Cellular Communications Fundamentals.
Introduction. Cellular Systems. Geometry of a Hexagonal Cell. Cochannel Interference Ratio. Cellular System Design in Worst Case with an Omnidirectional Antenna. Cochannel Interference Reduction with Use of Directional Antennas. Directional Antennas in 7-Cell Reuse Pattern. Cell Splitting. Summary. Problems. References.
5. GSM Architecture and Interfaces.
Introduction. GSM Frequency Bands. GSM PLMN. Objectives of a GSM PLMN. GSM PLMN Services. GSM Subsystems. GSM Interfaces. Mapping of GSM Layers onto OSI Layers. North American PCS-. Summary. References.
6. Radio Link Features in GSM Systems.
Introduction. Radio Link Measurements. Radio Link Features of GSM. Future Techniques to Reduce Interference in GSM. Summary. References.
Introduction. Multipath Characteristics of a Radio Wave. Free-Space Path Loss. Receiver Noise. The Path Loss over a Reflecting Surface. Fade Margin. Propagation Models. Delay Spread. Coherence Bandwidth. Doppler Spread. ISI. Summary. Problems. References.
14. Planning and Design of a GSM Wireless Network.
Introduction. Teletraffic Models. Mobility in Cellular/PCS Networks. Planning of a Wireless Network. Radio Design for a Cellular/PCS Network. Design of a Wireless System. Spectral Efficiency of a Wireless System. Receiver Sensitivity and Link Budget. Selection of Modulation Scheme. Design of TDMA Frame. Relationship between Delay Spread and Symbol Rate. Design Example for a GSM System. Summary. References.
15. Management of GSM Networks.
Introduction. Traditional Approaches to NM. TMN. Management Requirements for Wireless Networks. Platform-Centered Management. NM Interfaces and Functionality. Management of GSM Network. Summary. References.
16. Low-Mobility Adjunct to GSM.
Introduction. DECT. Summary. References.
17. An Overview of Signaling System.
Introduction. Types of Signaling. Types of Signaling Network Structures. Network Service Part (NSP). Signaling Message. SS7 UPs. Use of SS7 by GSM. SS7 Performance Objectives. Summary. References.
18. Telecommunication Traffic Engineering.
Introduction. Service Level. Traffic Usage. Traffic Measurements Units. Definition of Call Capacity. Traffic Distribution. Definitions of Terms. Data Collection Categories. Office Engineering Considerations. Blocking Formulas. Summary. Problems. References.
19. Comparison of TDMA Systems for Cellular/PCS.
Introduction. DAMPS-1900, PCS-1900, and PDC. Summary. References.
20. Future Wireless Services.
Introduction. Service Needs of Future Wireless Services. Future Network Architectures. Future Radio Standards. Software Radios. Summary. References.
A. Traffic Tables.
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