Principles of Communications, 6th Edition
December 2008, ©2009
This is accomplished by providing overviews of the necessary background in signal, system, probability, and random process theory required for the analog and digital communications topics covered in the book. In addition to stressing fundamental concepts, sections on currently important areas such as spread spectrum, cellular communications, and orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing are provided.
While the book is aimed at a two-semester course, more than enough material is provided for structuring courses according to the needs of the students and the preferences of the instructor.
1.1 The Block Diagram of Communication System.
1.2 Channel Characteristics.
1.3 Summary of Systems Analysis Techniques.
1.4 Probabilistic Approaches to System Optimization.
1.5 Preview of This Book.
CHAPTER 2: SIGNAL AND LINEAR SYSTEM ANALYSIS.
2.1 Signal Models.
2.2 Signal Classifications.
2.3 Generalized Fourier Series.
2.4 Further Series.
2.5 The Fourier Transform.
2.6 Power Spectral Density and Correlation.
2.7 Signals and Linear Systems.
2.8 Sampling Theory.
2.9 The Hilbert Transform.
2.10 Discrete Fourier Transform and Fast Fourier Transform.
CHAPTER 3: BASIC MODULATION TECHNIQUES.
3.1 Linear Modulation.
3.2 Angle Modulation.
3.4 Feedback Demodulators: The Phase-Locked Loop.
3.5 Analog Pulse Modulation.
3.6 Delta Modulation and PCM.
CHAPTER 4: PRINCIPLES OF BASEBAND DIGITAL DATA TRANSMISSION.
4.1 Baseband Digital Data Transmission Systems.
4.2 Line Codes and Their Power Spectra.
4.3 Effects of Filtering of Digital Data: ISI.
4.4 Pulse Shaping: Nyquistâ??s Criterion for Zero ISI.
4.5 Zero-Forcing Equalization.
4.6 Eye Diagrams.
4.8 Carrier Modulation of Baseband Digital Signals.
CHAPTER 5: OVERVIEW OF PROBABILITY AND RANDOM VARIABLES.
5.1 What is Probability?
5.2 Random Variables and Related Functions.
5.3 Statistical Averages.
5.4 Some Useful pdfs.
CHAPTER 6: RANDOM SIGNALS AND NOISE.
6.1 A Relative-Frequency Description of Random Processes.
6.2 Some Terminology of Random Processes.
6.3 Correlation and Power Spectral Density.
6.4 Linear Systems and Random Processes.
6.5 Narrowband Noise.
CHAPTER 7: NOISE IN MODULATION SYSTEMS.
7.1 Signal-to-Noise Ratios.
7.2 Noise and Phase Errors in Coherent Systems.
7.3 Noise in Angle Modulation.
7.4 Threshold Effect in FM Demodulation.
7.5 Noise in Pulse-Code Modulation.
CHAPTER 8: PRINCIPLES OF DATA TRANSMISSION IN NOISE.
8.1 Baseband Data Transmission in White Gaussian Noise.
8.2 Binary Data Transmission with Arbitrary Signal Shapes.
8.3 Modulation Schemes Not Requiring Coherent References.
8.4 M-ary PAM.
8.5 Comparison of Digital Modulation Systems.
8.6 Performance of Zero-ISI Digital Data Systems.
8.7 Multipath Interference.
8.8 Flat Fading Channels.
CHAPTER 9: ADVANCED DATA COMMUNICATIONS TOPICS.
9.1 M-ary Data Communications Systems.
9.2 Power Spectra for Quandrature Modulation Techniques.
9.4 Spread-Spectrum Communication Systems.
9.5 Multicarrier Modulation and Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing.
9.6 Satellite Communications.
9.7 Cellular Radio Communication Systems.
CHAPTER 10: OPTIMUM RECEIVERS AND SIGNAL SPACE CONCEPTS.
10.1 Bayes Optimization.
10.2 Vector Space Representation of Signals.
10.3 Maximum A Posteriori Receiver for Digital Data Transmission.
10.4 Estimation Theory.
10.5 Applications of Estimation Theory to Communications.
CHAPTER 11: INFORMATION THEORY AND CODING.
11.1 Basic Concepts.
11.2 Source Coding.
11.3 Communication in Noisy Environments: Basic Ideas.
11.4 Communication in Noisy Channels: Block Codes.
11.5 Communication in Noisy Channels: Convolutional Codes.
11.6 Communication in Noisy Channels: Other Techniques.
11.7 Modulation and Bandwidth Efficiency.
11.8 Bandwidth and Power Efficient Modulation.
APPENDIX A: PHYSICAL NOISE SOURCES.
A.1 Physical Noise Sources.
A.2 Characterization of Noise in Systems.
A.3 Free-Space Propagation Example.
A.4 Further Reading.
APPENDIX B: JOINTLY GAUSSIAN RANDOM VARIABLES.
B.1 The Probability Density Function.
B.2 The Characteristics Function.
B.3 Linear Transformations.
APPENDIX C: PROOF OF THE NARROWBAND NOISE MODEL.
APPENDIX D: ZERO-CROSSING AND ORIGIN ENCIRCLEMENT STATISTICS.
D.1 The Zero-Crossing Problem.
D.2 Average Rate of Zero Crossings.
APPENDIX E: CHI-SQUARE STATISTICS.
APPENDIX F: QUANTIZATION OF RANDOM PROCESSES.
APPENDIX G: MATHEMATICAL AND NUMERICAL TABLES.
G.1 The Gaussian Q-Function.
G.2 Trigonometric Identities.
G.3 Series Expansions.
G.5 Fourier Transform Pairs.
G.6 Fourier Transform Theorems.
- Examples illustrating key points in the text included in each chapter. Provides student with illustrations on how to apply theory developed in the text. Assists the instructor in development of material to be used in future chapters.
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- Simulation Computer Examples included in many chapters. Shows student how to use the computer as a simulation tool, thereby allowing waveforms, spectra, and performance curves to be generated. Allows the instructor to illustrate how various performance curves were generated, such as Figures 3.52 and 3.53, or to verify statements in the text that system A, which can't be analyzed, performs worse than ideal system B but that the loss isn't great enough to warrant approximating the ideal system better.
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- Wide variety of problems included at the end of each chapter, categorized according to section. Allows the student to practice on concepts given in text. Allows the instructor to make assignments to check on the students' understanding of presented concepts in class.
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