BT Technology Journal

, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 11–26 | Cite as

Wireless communications — the fundamentals

  • T. G. Hodgkinson


The primary aim of this paper is to provide an overview of wireless communication fundamentals, and the approach used considers them within the context of the following four categories — radio propagation, wireless air interface, advanced antenna systems and interference effects. In addition to this, a representative set of mobile systems are compared to show that their differences are primarily due to them having different combinations of channel transport, modulation scheme and regulatory constraints on transmit power, channel bandwidth, operating frequency and channel duplex.


Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex Medium Access Control Outage Probability Spectral Efficiency Quadrature Amplitude Modulation 
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