Modem Theory: An Introduction to Telecommunications by Richard E. BlahutModem Theory: An Introduction to Telecommunications by Richard E. Blahut

Modem Theory: An Introduction to Telecommunications

byRichard E. Blahut

Hardcover | December 21, 2009

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At the heart of any modern communication system is the modem, connecting the data source to the communication channel. This first course in the mathematical theory of modem design introduces the theory of digital modulation and coding that underpins the design of digital telecommunications systems. A detailed treatment of core subjects is provided, including baseband and passband modulation and demodulation, equalization, and sequence estimation. The modulation waveforms for communication channels and digital recording channels are treated in a common setting and with unified terminology. A variety of more advanced topics is also covered, such as trellis codes, turbo codes, the Viterbi algorithm, block codes, maximum likelihood and maximum posterior probability, iterative demodulation, and jamming. Numerous end-of-chapter exercises are also included to test the reader's understanding throughout. This insightful book is ideal for senior undergraduate students studying digital communications and is also a useful reference for practicing engineers.
Title:Modem Theory: An Introduction to TelecommunicationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:514 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 1.18 inPublished:December 21, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521780144

ISBN - 13:9780521780148


Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Baseband modulation; 3. Baseband demodulation; 4. Sequences at baseband; 5. Passband modulation; 6. Passband demodulation; 7. Principles of optimal demodulation; 8. Synchronization; 9. Codes for digital modulation; 10. Codes for data transmission; 11. Performance of practical demodulators; 12. Secure communications.