This applied engineering reference covers a wide range of wireless communication design techniques; including link budgets, error detection and correction, adaptive and cognitive techniques, and system analysis of receivers and transmitters. Digital modulation and demodulation techniques using phase-shift keyed and frequency hopped spread spectrum systems are addressed. The book includes sections on broadband communications and home networking, satellite communications, global positioning systems (GPS), search, acquisition and track, and radar communications. Various techniques and designs are evaluated for modulating and sending digital signals, and the book offers an intuitive approach to probability plus jammer reduction methods using various adaptive processes. This title assists readers in gaining a firm understanding of the processes needed to effectively design wireless digital communication and cognitive systems with a basic understanding of radar.
Transceiver and System Design for Digital Communications has been fully revised and updated in this new fifth edition, with the addition of two new chapters addressing radar communications and volume search and track.
Derived from numerous training workshops taught to engineers through private courses by the authors, this book will appeal to digital wireless communications system designers in both the commercial and military sectors, in particular new engineers requiring practical design techniques and fundamental understanding of modern systems that employ digital transceivers.
- Chapter 2: The transmitter
- Chapter 3: The receiver
- Chapter 4: AGC design and PLL comparison
- Chapter 5: Demodulation
- Chapter 6: Basic probability and pulse theory
- Chapter 7: Multipath
- Chapter 8: Improving the system against jammers
- Chapter 9: Cognitive systems
- Chapter 10: Volume search, acquisition, and track
- Chapter 11: Broadband communications and networking
- Chapter 12: Satellite communications
- Chapter 13: Global navigation satellite system
- Chapter 14: Introduction to radar and radar communications
- Chapter 15: Direction finding and interferometer analysis
- Appendix A: Coordinate conversions
- Appendix B: True north calculations
- Appendix C: Elevation effects on azimuth error
- Appendix D: Earth's radius compensation for elevation angle calculation
Scott R. Bullock holds a BSEE and an MSEE degree in RF and wireless communications. He has worked, consulted, and held positions at Texas Instruments, Omnipoint, E-Systems, General Dynamics, Technical Fellow for Raytheon, Consultant Engineer and Manager for Northrop Grumman, Senior Director for MKS/ENI, VP of Engineering for Phonex Broadband, and VP of Engineering for L3 Communications. He specialises in wireless communications designs and system analysis. He currently holds 19 patents in wireless spread spectrum communications, published two books and written several articles for various trade magazines. His analysis and designs include the first handheld PCS wireless telephone, a wireless spread spectrum replacement for the TOW Missile, has set the standard wireless communications data link for SCAT-I landings, and designed adaptive and cognitive filters and systems.