Describing efficient transmission schemes for broadband wireless systems, Transmission Techniques for Emergent Multicast and Broadcast Systems examines advances in transmission techniques and receiver designs capable of supporting the emergent wireless needs for multimedia broadcast and multicast service (MBMS) requirements. It summarizes the resea
Mario Marques da Silva is a Senior Researcher at the Portuguese Institute for Telecomunications. He is also with NATO Air Command Control & Management Agency (NACMA) in Brussels, Belgium, where he manages the deployable communications of the new Air Command and Control System Program. He received his BSc in Electrical Engineering in 1992, and the MSc and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering / Mobile Communications from the Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal.
He has been involved in several telecommunications projects, either as researcher or as project leader, including research, architecture, development, analysis, simulation and testing of networking, HF, V/UHF, satellite and cellular/UMTS communications systems. He is the author of several tens of international research papers and his research interests include several areas of Mobile Communications, namely WCDMA (Wide band Code Division Multiple Access, OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) and SC-FDE (Single Carrier Frequency Domain Equalization), Multi-User Detection, Interference Cancellation, Space-Time Coding, MIMO systems (Multiple Input, Multiple Output), Smart and Adaptive Antennas, Software Defined Radio and Mobile Ad-hoc network. He is a member of IEEE communications society and reviewer of several international publications.
Americo M. C. Correia received his BSc degree in electrical engineering from the University of Angola in 1983, and his MSc and PhD degrees from Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST-UTL), Lisbon, Portugal, in 1990 and 1994, respectively. From 1991 to 1999 he was with IST as an assistant professor. He is currently a full professor with Instituto Superior de Ciencias do Trabalho e da Empresa (ISCTE-IUL), Lisbon, Portugal. He visited Nokia Research Center from September to December 1998 as a visiting scientist. From September 2000 to August 2001he worked for Ericsson EurolabNetherl
Introduction. Transmission Techniques for Broadband Systems. Channel Estimation. Hierarchical Constellations. Multi-Antenna Systems. Multiresolution Techniques for MBMS. Appendix: WCDMA Channel Model. Channel Characterization. Channel Model Construction. References. Index.