List of Figures. List of Tables. Preface. Contributors. Acknowledgements.Introduction. 1.1. A connected world emerges. 1.2. Wireless OFDM: the next technology wave. 1.3. WirelessOFDM systems. 1.4. Structure of the book. Understanding the indoor environment. 2.1. Introduction. 2.2. Propagation losses. 2.3. Multipath propagation. 2.4. Time variant channels. 2.5. Conclusions. The OFDM Principle 3.1. The OFDM principle. 3.2. The OFDM system model. 3.3. What if the channel is time-variant? 3.4. OFDM receiver performance. 3.5. Coding: an essential ingredient. 3.6. Summary. When people agree on OFDM. 4.1. WLAN standards.4.2. HIPERLAN/2.4.3. Differences between HIPERLAN/2 and IEEE 802.11a. Beating the wireless channel. 5.1. Introduction. 5.2. Channel models and characteristics. 5.3. One-Dimensional Channel Estimators. 5.4. Two-Dimensional Channel estimators. Avoiding a tower of Babel. 6.1. Introduction. 6.2. Effects of out of sync transmission. 6.3. Timing synchronisation. 6.4. Frequency synchronisation. Living with a real radio 7.1. Introduction. 7.2. How the front-end impairs the OFDM modem. 7.3. A system simulation tool. 7.4. Analysis and simulation of the main front-end effects. 7.5. Conclusions. Putting it all together. 8.1. Introduction. 8.2. The basedband signal processing ASIC. 8.3. The discrete system set-up. 8.4. Learning from results. Abbreviations. Variables. Notation. Index.
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"This book [...] gives a comprehensive overview of the implementation of OFDM systems. [...] For those who study or work on broadband communication in a wireless multipath environment, this book is a useful and easy-to-read reference. [...]"
(Zongsen Wu, Shaowen Song and Tianying Ji, Physics and Computing Dept., Wilfrid Laurier University, ON)