Here is your one-stop resource on the essentials of communications systems analysis and simulation. Presented in a straight forward, easy-to-understand manner, the book provides a thorough treatment of all the important fundamental topics such as sampling, frequency analysis, linear systems, and filters. You gain a clear understanding of the real-world effects of computer simulation and learn how to perform efficient bit error rate (BER) calculations and baseband simulations. The book presents critical modulation and demodulation techniques and explains how to model nonlinear amplifiers and develop channel models. From linear time invariant systems and digital detection, to baseband pulse shaping and ultrawideband (UWB) systems, this practical reference covers the key areas you need to understand for your communication systems simulation work. Moreover, you find detailed examples that help you master the material and an appendix of simulation algorithms that helps save you time on the job.
Table Of Contents
Elements of a Communication System. Linear Time Invariant (LTI) Systems. Sampling. Filters. Digital Detection. Modulation. Demodulation. Baseband Pulse Shaping. Bit Error Rate (BER) Calculations. Channel Models. Nonlinear Amplifiers. Baseband Simulations. Ultrawideband (UWB) Systems.
Maurice Schiff has over 35 years of industry experience and has taught digital communications at UCLA extension. Dr. Schiff has also given short seminars in communications theory and spread spectrum systems at various trade shows. He received his M.S. in physics and his Ph.D. in applied physics, both from the University of California.