2nd Edition

Communications Technology Handbook




ISBN 9780240514611
Published December 11, 1996 by Routledge
482 Pages

USD $165.00

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Book Description

This is the first point of reference for the communications industries. It offers an introduction to a wide range of topics and concepts encountered in the field of communications technology. Whether you are looking for a simple explanation, or need to go into a subject in more depth, the Communications Technology Handbook provides all the information you need in one single volume.

This second edition has been updated to include the latest technology including:
Video on Demand
Wire-less Distribution systems
High speed data transmission over telephone lines
Smart cards and batteries
Global positioning Systems

The contents are ordered initially by communications systems. This is followed by an introduction to each topic and goes on to provide more detailed information in alphabetical order. Every section contains an explanation of common terminology, and further references are provided. This approach offers flexible access to information for a variety of readers. Those who know little about communications professionals, the book constitutes a handy reference source and a way of finding out about related technologies. The book addresses an international audience by referring to all systems and standards throughout.

This book has been revised to include new sections on:
* Video on demand
* Wire-less distribution systems
* High speed data transmission over telephone lines
* Smart cards
* Global positioning systems



Table of Contents

Analog systems and concepts; Antennae or aerials; Audio signal processing; Bar code technology; Codes and coding formats; Computers in communications; Digital communication systems; Digital pulse code modulation; Electromagnetic
compatibility/interference; Encryption and decryption; Error control; Facsimile systems; Filters; Frequency bands in use; Image processing; Information theory; Logic; Measurement of systems parameters; Memories; Microwave devices; Mixer signal processing; Modulation and demodulation; Networks; Noise; Optical communications, devices and systems; Photo detector/receivers; Power supplies; Propagation; Quality and reliability; Radar and navigation systems; Radio frequency receivers; Satellite systems; Semiconductor devices and technology; Signals; Spread spectrum techniques; Standards organisations and associated bodies; Telephony and associated systems; Television signal processing and systems; Transmission lines and waveguides; Videotex; CCITT recommendations; Abbreviations and acronyms; Index

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Biography

Geoff Lewis has spent many years in most branches of engineering including: motor vehicles, aeronautical, communication, telecommunication, production - as an engineer, teacher, lecturer, technical author. Geoff has a keen interest in environmental engineering including hydropower generated inventions. He has written on most of the above subjects, including 10 books, many journal articles and given public lectures. Geoff has long appreciated that knowledge is never wasted and that learning is a life long adventure. He has been told on many occasions that he has the ability to express complex concepts in a fairly easily understandable manner - at least this attribute is at the back of his mind when writing.