Carl R. Nassar, Ph.D., is professor of telecommunications at Colorado State University and director of the Research in Advanced Wireless Communications (RAWCom) laboratory there. He also consults for telecommunications firms and publishes extensively in the wireless literature.

Balances a solid theoretical treatment of subjects with practical applications and examples. Covers both digital and analogue telecommunications systems, including digital modulation techniques. The CD accompanying the book includes MATLAB® tutorials that permit readers to model various telecommunications systems and an electronic version of the book.

**1. INTRODUCING TELECOMMUNICATIONS**

Communications systems

Telecommunications systems

Analog and digital communications systems

**2. TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORKS**

Communication channels

Data communications

Mobile communications

Local area networks (LANs)

**3. REVIEW OF MATH, STATS, AND SYSTEMS**

Random variables

Random processes

Signals and systems

**4. SOURCE CODING AND DECODING**

Sampling

Quantization

Pulse code modulation

Predictive coding

**5. MODULATORS AND DEMODULATORS**

Modulators

Mathematical representation of modulated signals

Demodulators

Performance measures

**6. BLOCK CODING AND DECODING**

Block coding

Linear block codes

Performance of block coders

Decoding

**7. CONVOLUTIONAL CODING AND DECODING**

Convolutional coders

Trellis diagrams

The Viterbi algorithm

Catastrophic codes

**8. TRELLIS-CODED MODULATION**

Inputs

Decoder front ends

Decoder

Best path determination

**9. CHANNEL FILTERING AND EQUALIZERS**

Modulators and pulse shaping

Receivers

Linear equalizers

**10. ESTIMATION AND SYNCHRONIZATION**

Estimation

Evaluation of channel phase

Practical channel estimators

**11. MULTIPLE ACCESS SCHEMES**

TDMA

FDMA

CDMA

FH-CDMA

MC-CDMA

CIMA

**12. ANALOG COMMUNICATIONS**

Amplitude modulation

Frequency modulation

Superheterodyne receivers

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