Applications of Communications Theory

Simulation of Communication Systems

Authors: Balaban, Philip, Jeruchim, Michel C., Shanmugan, K. Sam

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Simulation may be defined as the discipline whose objective is to imitate one or more aspects of reality in a way that is as close to that reality as possible; indeed, an apt synonym that is gaining some currency is artificial reality. Under this definition, simulation is a very old discipline. Probably the first applications of simulation were to scale models of various types of dynamical structures or mechanical devices. Man has always looked for ways to "try things out" before building the real thing; this is the motivation behind any form of simulation. Thus, simulation of communication systems is concerned with imitating some aspects of the behavior of communication systems. It is implicit in our use of simulation that the medium (so to speak) for carrying it out is the digital computer. Computer-based modeling and simulation of communication systems has only developed in the last 20 years or so, since the advent of modern digital computers. A variety of modeling and simulation techniques have been developed and described in widely scattered journals, but until now there has not been a single volume devoted to the subject. We have tried to provide a unified framework that describes both the disciplines involved and the methods of modeling and simulating communication systems and subsystems. In the electronic era, the first type of computer simulation, in today's use of the term, took shape in the form of analog computers.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Jeruchim, Michel C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Representation of Signals and Systems in Simulation

    Jeruchim, Michel C. (et al.)

    Pages 13-187

  • Simulation of Random Variables and Random Processes

    Jeruchim, Michel C. (et al.)

    Pages 189-301

  • Modeling of Communication Systems

    Jeruchim, Michel C. (et al.)

    Pages 303-462

  • Estimation of Performance Measures from Simulation

    Jeruchim, Michel C. (et al.)

    Pages 463-550

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Simulation of Communication Systems
Authors
Series Title
Applications of Communications Theory
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-3298-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-3298-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 731
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