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Signals and Communication Technology

Introduction to Digital Communications

Authors: Speidel, Joachim

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  • Describes both single input single output (SISO) and wireless multiple input multiple output (MIMO) systems
  • Offers comprehensive coverage of the theory of time-variant systems
  • Includes all mathematical derivations and proofs
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About this Textbook

This book offers students, scientists and engineers an extensive introduction to the theoretical fundamentals of digital communications, covering single input single output (SISO), multiple input multiple output (MIMO), and time-variant systems. Further, the main content is supplemented by a wealth of representative examples and computer simulations.

The book is divided into three parts, the first of which addresses the principles of wire-line and wireless digital transmission over SISO links. Digital modulation, intersymbol interference, and various detection methods are discussed; models for realistic time-variant, wireless channels are introduced; and the equivalent time-variant baseband system model is derived.

Since not all readers may be familiar with this topic, Part II is devoted to the theory of linear time-variant systems. The generalized convolution is derived and readers are introduced to impulse response, the delay spread function, and system functions in the frequency domain. In addition, randomly changing systems are discussed.

In turn, Part III deals with MIMO systems. It describes MIMO channel models with and without spatial correlation, including the Kronecker model. Both linear and nonlinear MIMO receivers are investigated. The question of how many bits per channel use can be transmitted is answered and maximizing channel capacity is addressed. Principles of space–time coding are outlined in order to improve transmission quality and increase data rates. In closing, the book describes multi-user MIMO schemes, which reduce interference when multiple users in the same area transmit their signals in the same time slots and frequency bands.


About the authors

Joachim Speidel earned his engnineering degree with a specialization in theoretical telecommunications from the University of Stuttgart in 1975 followed by a PhD in 1980.

From 1980-1992 he worked for Philips Kommunikations Industrie AG (today Alcatel Lucent). In 1985, while working as a development engineer, he and his team built the first video encoder for 2 megabit/s and played an important role in the standardization of new methods. His work in research and development covers a wide range of areas such as video and subscriber systems. During his time at Philips he held various positions including development engineer, lab manager, general manager and director of a product area.

In 1992 he became a Professor at the faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Stuttgart and was appointed Director of the Institute of Telecommunications. His research area includes telecommunications in wireless, fixed, electrical and optical networks with focus on encoding, modulation, detection and MIMO systems. In 2013 he passed on leadership of the institute to his sucessor, Prof. Dr.-Ing Stephan ten Brink, and now maintains a research professorship at the institute.

Through his numerous publications and patents, Prof. Dr. Speidel has made extensive contributions in the advancement of the field of telecommunications, the success of its products and international standards. He is a member of various national and international organisations and advisory and review boards.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-00548-1
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-00547-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
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  • Due: November 22, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-13123-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Digital Communications
Authors
Series Title
Signals and Communication Technology
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-00548-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-00548-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-00547-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-13123-4
Series ISSN
1860-4862
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 330
Number of Illustrations
41 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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