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Contemporary Communication Systems Using MATLAB 2nd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0534406172
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Affiliation: University of California, San Diego and Northeastern University Bio: Dr. John Proakis is an Adjunct Professor at the University of California at San Diego and a Professor Emeritus at Northeastern University. He was a faculty member at Northeastern University from 1969 through 1998 and held several academic positions including Professor of Electrical Engineering, Associate Dean of the College of Engineering and Director of the Graduate School of Engineering, and Chairman of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His professional experience and interests focus in areas of digital communications and digital signal processing. He is co-author of several successful books, including DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS, 5E (2008), INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING, 4E (2007); DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING LABORATORY (1991); ADVANCED DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING (1992); DIGITAL PROCESSING OF SPEECH SIGNALS (2000); COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, 2E (2002); DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING USING MATLAB V.4, 3E (2010); CONTEMPORARY COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS USING MATLAB, 2E (2004); ALGORITHMS FOR STATISTICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING (2002); FUNDAMENTALS OF COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS (2005).

Masoud Salehi received BS from Tehran University and MS and PhD from Stanford University, all in Electrical Engineering. Before joining Northeastern University, he was with the Electrical Engineering Departments at Isfahan University of Technology and Tehran University both in Iran. During 1988-1989 he was a visiting professor at the Information and Communication Theory Research Group, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, where he did research in network information theory and coding for storage media. In 1989 he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University. Dr. Salehi is the coauthor of the textbooks "Communication Systems Engineering", "Communication Systems with MATLAB", "Fundamentals of Communication Systems", and "Digital Communications". His main areas of research interest include information theory and coding.

Gerhard Bauch received the Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from Munich University of Technology (TUM) in 1995 and 2001, respectively, and the Diplom-Volkswirt degree from FernUniversitaet Hagen in 2001. In 1996, he was with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. From 1996-2001 he was member of scientific staff at Munich University of Technology (TUM). In 1998 and 1999 he was visiting researcher at AT&T Labs Research, Florham Park, NJ, USA. In 2002 he joined DoCoMo Euro-Labs, Munich, Germany, where he has been managing the Advanced Radio Transmission Group. In 2007 he was additionally appointed Research Fellow of DoCoMo Euro-Labs. From 2003-2008 he was an adjunct professor at Munich University of Technology. In 2007 he was a visiting professor teaching courses at the University of Udine in Italy and at the Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt in Austria. Since February 2009 he has been a full professor at the Universität der Bundeswehr Munich.

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  • Paperback: 1 pages
  • Publisher: CL Engineering; 2 edition (July 7, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0534406173
  • ISBN-13: 978-0534406172
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,907,478 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 27, 2002
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The is a superb book. My only complaint with this text is that it should have been included with Proakis' Digital Communication book in the first place. You will notice that 90% of the graphs and diagrams are straight from that text.
One of the winning ingredients is that all the Matlab code is written to be understood. Where some texts will write all code to be as optimal as possible, this book actually uses loops where Matlab array operations could have been used (which is not recommended in Matlab due to speed). It actually makes the code very readable and enjoyable. Surprisingly a few of the code snippets have left out the plot and stem commands? This is not too much of a hassle if you understand Matlab well, you can just generate that code yourself. Newcomers to Matlab will probably not be impressed. While the Matlab code is very simple and readable, it is still not for the beginner.
NOTE: This book will not teach you communication systems. This book is written like a Schaums text, where they briefly go over the key points, and then start programming them. If you only have this book and no other one to reference, you will be lost.
If you hate the Proakis Digital Communications text (as I do), you will love this one. This book has all the examples and fills in the missing points of that text. I find it interesting that this book has a co-author. I suspect that Salehi must influence the reign of reason in Proakis since this book is written so much clearer than Digital Communications.
In a nutshell, this book is worth its price. Very happy with this purchase.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 3, 2002
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another reviewer puts "must for begginer", but please notice it's for "a first-year grads" not for under-grads or sheer novices. i'm a plain novice, and i should say this book is not a tutorial. you need basic exposition on this field. i found "Lee and Miller:CDMA Systems Engineering Handbook" is helpful. the handbook is rather verbose and this MATLAB companion makes a good recapitulation of the handbook.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 6, 1998
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An excellent book for first-year graduate students. The different illustrative examples, with the MATLAB source code, makes learning, very simple and effective. The examples at the end of every chapter, reinforce what has been covered in the chapter. In short, a very useful text.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By jlb on August 30, 2013
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This book is not meant to be a complete communications reference, but instead delivers some great hands-on exercises to accompany a standard comms text. The authors state in the preface "The objective of this book is to serve as a companion or supplement to any of the comprehensive textbooks in communications systems"

This book provides three entirely new chapters: "Multicarrier Modulation and OFDM" (chapter 8), "Transmission Through Wireless Channels" (chapter 9), and "Multiple Antenna Systems"(chapter 11). Chapter 9 is a great overall addition to the book because it really rounds out the building blocks that the authors provide for modeling and simulation of communications systems. 8 and 9 cover OFDM and MIMO, specific techniques that are becoming very prevalent in modern standards such as LTE, 802.11, DVB-T2 and 802.16. Another significant update is the sections on LDPC and turbocodes in chapter 10 ("Capacity and Coding").

This book gives very brief technical overview and then dives straight into the source code. The authors give the readers great building blocks to implement their own models and expect that the readers will consult their favorite texts for more technical detail.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 15, 1998
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An excellent computer approach to almost all aspects of communications in Electrical Engineering, that clarifies topics which are difficult to approach just by dealing with theory.
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