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Digital Modulation and Coding, 1/e

Stephen G. Wilson, University of Virginia

Published August, 1995 by Prentice Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics

Copyright 1996, 677 pp.
ISBN 0-13-210071-1

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Written as an extended conversation with the reader, this textbook covers all important topics in digital transmission at the intuitive level of physical systems. The presentation attempts to bridge the gap between communication practice and theory, emphasizing the interplay between modulation and coding and their receiver counterparts.


gives a unified treatment of modulation and detection methods, with emphasis on the engineering tradeoffs in signal design, energy and spectral properties of modulation choices, and receiver design aspects including synchronization.
Unique—presents expanded material on lattices not available in other texts (see Appendix 3A2).
assumes only a background of elementary probability concepts, transform calculus, and linear system theory.
includes extensive coverage of important block coding theory and applications. Reed-Solomon and BCH encoding and decoding algorithms are treated at length along with applications to bandlimited Gaussian channels and fading channels.
integrates material on trellis coding, including convolutional coding. The most recent developments in the field are incorporated, including multi-dimensional codes. Continuous-phase modulation is described within the trellis-coding framework.
presents the prevailing designs for equalizers in a manner which emphasizes the essential theoretical underpinnings of signal processing.
Over 160 examples are integrated throughout the text. And more than 380 end-of-chapter problems are provided.

Table of Contents

    1. An Overview.
    2. Fundamentals of Probability and Information Theory.
    3. Modulation and Detection.
    4. Channel Coding and Its Potential.
    5. Block Coding.
    6. Trellis Coding.
    Appendix 6A1. Numerical Evaluation of Transfer Function Bounds.


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