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Principles of Spread-Spectrum Communication Systems by Don Torrieri

Principles of Spread-Spectrum Communication Systems
Title:
Principles of Spread-Spectrum Communication Systems
Author:
Don Torrieri
ISBN:
0387227822
ISBN13:
978-0387227825
Formats available:
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Category:
Engineering
Language:
English
Publisher:
Springer; 1 edition (November 9, 2004)
Pages:
455 pages
PDF size:
1831 kb
FB2 size:
1119 kb
EPUB size:
1883 kb

Originally adopted in military networks as a means of ensuring secure communication when confronted with the threats of jamming and interception, spread-spectrum systems are now the core of commercial applications such as mobile cellular and satellite communication.

This book provides a concise but lucid explanation and derivation of the fundamentals of spread-spectrum communication systems. The level of presentation is suitable for graduate students with a prior graduate-level course in digital communication and for practicing engineers with a solid background in the theory of digital communication. As the title indicates, the author focuses on principles rather than specific current or planned systems. Although the exposition emphasizes theoretical principles, the choice of specific topics is tempered by their practical significance and interest to both researchers and system designers. Throughout the book, learning is facilitated by many new or streamlined derivations of the classical theory. Problems at the end of each chapter are intended to assist readers in consolidating their knowledge and to provide practice in analytical techniques. Principles of Spread-Spectrum Communication Systems is largely self-contained mathematically because of the four appendices, which give detailed derivations of mathematical results used in the main text.



Reviews:
  • Konetav
This book serves as a great, reliable resource for my graduate studies and profession. Several times, I have consulted this book to re-familiarize myself with the fundamentals of spread-spectrum systems. I have books in the same subject area that do not keep me as engaged in the material as this book has. It is not often I encounter technical books that are so well written, thorough, and easy to understand. I was especially pleased with the new material that has been added since the previous addition. Beyond the relevant additional material added, it seems every chapter has been enhanced. After reading only a few pages one can tell the author not just an expert on the subject, but is also a very proficient writer. I highly recommend this book.
  • Sagda
Spread spectrum techniques were heavily researched in the 1990s, although in the last decade focus has shifted to MIMO and other new developments. However, CDMA still features as the backbone of several 3rd and 4th generation cellular technologies.

This book starts from the basics of direct sequence and frequency-hopping systems (Chapters 2 and 3) and works up to CDMA in chapter 6. Chapters on channel coding and wireless fading channels are included for good measure. The problems at the end of each chapter are solvable, although few in number. It cannot be overlooked that to work your way through this book you need a solid grasp of probability theory and calculus, this is definitely a book for graduate/advanced students.

Overall, a handy reference tool for graduate students and engineers.
  • Winn
I was recommended this book by my mentor and professor because it is the latest and greatest reference for the subject area. Although the exposition emphasizes theoretical principles, the choice of specific topics is tempered by their practical significance and interest to both researchers and system designers. I have talked to others in the field about what resource they use most and this book is consistently named as the best of the best.