Wireless Personal Communications
th The paperspresented in this book wereoriginally presented att he 10 Virginia Tech/MPRG Symposium on Wireless Personal Communications, whichw as held ont heVirginia Tech campus June 14 16,2000. Thisyear’s Symposium was sponsored byVirginia Tech’s M obile and Portable Radio Research Group (MPRG), the Virginia Tech D ivision ofC ontin uing Education, andthe MPRG Industrial Affiliates Program. TheIE EE Virginia Mountain Section and the Virginia Tech Joint Student Chapter ofthe IEEE Communications andVehicular Technology Societies provided technical co sponsorship. Much oft he success ofo ur annual symposium,a s well as the success of MPRG’s research and educationprogram, are directlydue to the support of our industrial affiliates. The support that is provided byt he industrial affiliates program allows MPRG to serve thew irelesscommunity through research, education, andoutreach activities. MP RG’s industria l affiliates include the following organizations: AnalogD evices, Inc., AnarenMicrowave, Inc., theA rmyResearch Office, AT&T Corporation, BAE Systems, BellSouth Cel lular Corporation, Comcast Cellular Communications, Inc., Da tum, Inc., Ericsson, Inc., Grayson Wireless, Hughes Electronics Corporation, ITTIndustries, LGIC, Inc., Lucent Technologies, Inc., Motorola, Inc., Nokia, Inc., Nortel Networks, Qualcomm, Inc., Raytheon Systems Company, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Southwestern Bell, Tantivy Communications, Inc., Tektronix, Inc., Telcordia Technologies, Texas Instruments, andWavtrace, Inc. In 1999,t he Wireless Symposiumwas expanded to include atutorial course. This activity proved populara nd was continued in 2000.