Everything Engineers Need to Design, Build, and Operate 3G Wireless Networks for Global Voice and Data Communications The UMTS Air-Interface in RF Engineering shows you how to design, build, and operate the 3G wireless networks that carry most of today's global voice and data communications. The book explains the RF engineering aspects of UMTS, key elements of the 3GPP specifications, and practical operation of UMTS networks. Written by an internationally renowned expert on wireless systems, this essential engineering tool takes you through UMTS basics and standards ...radio resource and link controls...physical layer...cell reselection... handover...power control...HSDPA...WCDMA RF network planning and optimization...repeaters and tower top amplifiers...inter-system interference ...and more. Filled with 150 detailed illustrations, The UMTS Air-Interface in RF Engineering features: A complete explanation of UMTS in an RF engineering context Expert information on key elements of the 3GPP specifications Numerous applications of theoretical concepts to the day-to-day operation of UMTS networks Step-by-step guidance on UMTS physical layer procedures Inside This Cutting-Edge UMTS Engineering Guide _ bull; Introduction to UMTS bull; UMTS Fundamentals bull; UMTS Standards _ Radio Resource Control bull; Radio Link Control bull; Medium Access Control bull; Physical Layer bull; Cell Reselection bull; Handover bull; Power Control bull; HSDPA bull; WCDMA RF Network Planning bull; WCDMA RF Network Optimization bull; Repeaters and Tower Top Amplifiers bull; Inter-System Interferences bull; WCDMA and CDMA 2000 [inside cover: About the Author] Shing-Fong Su, Ph.D., is a distinguished member of the technical staff at Alcatel-Lucent (formerly Lucent Technologies), where he successfully deployed CDMA wireless systems in North America, Taiwan, and China. Previously, he was an electrical engineering professor at the University of South Florida. Dr. Su is the holder of seven U.S. patents and the author of over 70 papers in communications technology. He also served as a reviewer for many industry publications, including IEEE Transactions on Communications, Journal of Lightwave Technology, and ElectronicsShing-Fong Su is the author of 'The UMTS Air-Interface in RF Engineering: Design and Operation of UMTS Networks', published 2007 under ISBN 9780071488662 and ISBN 0071488669.