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ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Alan Bensky MScEE (Chapter 19) is an electronics engineering consultant with over 25 years of experience in analog and digital design, management, and marketing. Specializing in wireless circuits and systems, Bensky has carried out projects for varied military and consumer applications.
He is the author of Short-range Wireless Communication, Second Edition , published by Elsevier, 2004, and has written several articles in international and local publications. He has taught courses and gives lectures on radio engineering topics. Bensky is a senior member of IEEE.
John Bird BSc (Hons), CEng, CMath, CSci, FIET, MIEE, FIIE, FIMA, FCollT Royal Naval School of Marine Engineering, HMS Sultan, Gosport; formerly University of Portsmouth and Highbury College, Portsmouth, U.K., (Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Appendix A) is the author of Electrical Circuit Theory and Technology, and over 120 textbooks on engineering and mathematical subjects, is the former Head of Applied Electronics in the Faculty of Technology at Highbury College, Portsmouth, U.K. More recently.
He has combined freelance lecturing at the University of Portsmouth, with technical writing and Chief Examiner responsibilities for City and Guilds Telecommunication Principles and Mathematics, and examining for the International Baccalaureate Organisation.
John Bird is currently a Senior Training Provider at the Royal Naval School of Marine Engineering in the Defence College of Marine and Air Engineering at H.M.S. Sultan, Gosport, Hampshire, U.K. The school, which serves the Royal Navy, is one of Europe’s largest engineering training establishments.
Bill Bolton (Chapter 18, Appendix B.) is the author of Control Systems , and many engineering textbooks, including the best-selling books Programmable Logic Controllers (Newnes) and Mechatronics (Pearson—Prentice-Hall), and has formerly been a senior lecturer in a College of Technology, Head of Research, Development and Monitoring at the Business and Technician Education Council, a member of the Nuffield Advanced Physics Project, and a consultant on a British Government Technician Education Project in Brazil and on Unesco projects in Argentina and Thailand.
Izzat Darwazeh (Chapter 9) is the author of Introduction to Linear Circuit Analysis and Modelling . He holds the University of London Chair of Communications Engineering in the Department of Electronic and Electrical at UCL. He obtained his first degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Jordan in 1984 and the MSc and PhD degrees, from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), in 1986 and 1991, respectively.
He worked as a research Fellow at the University of Wales-Bangor—U.K. from 1990 till 1993, researching very high speed optical systems and circuits. He was a Senior Lecturer in Optoelectronic Circuits and Systems in the Department at Electrical Engineering and Electronics at UMIST. He moved to UCL in October 2001 where he is currently the Head of Communications and Information System (CIS) group and the Director of UCL Telecommunications for Industry Programme.
He is a Fellow of the IET and a Senior Member of the IEEE. His teaching covers aspects of wireless and optical fi bre communications, telecommunication networks, electronic circuits and high speed integrated circuits and MMICs.
He lectures widely in the U.K. and overseas. His research interests are mainly in the areas of wireless system design and implementation, high speed optical communication systems and networks, microwave circuits and MMICs for optical fi bre applications and in mobile and wireless communication circuits and systems.
He has authored/co-authored more than 120 research papers. He has co-authored (with Luis Moura) a book on Linear Circuit Analysis and Modelling (Elsevier 2005) and is the co-editor of the IEE book on Analogue Optical Communications (IEE 1995). He collaborates with various telecommunications and electronic industries in the U.K. and overseas and has acted as a consultant to various academic, industrial, financial and government organisations.