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ISBN-13: 063-9785330943
ISBN-10: 0071382151
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The acknowledged Spread-Spectrum Bible the most complete reference in the field!


Spread-spectrum systems have found important commercial applications in CDMA cellular networks and wireless personal communication networks. Communications engineers and technicians now have ready access to a wealth of spread-spectrum information in this exhaustive handbook the most comprehensive and authoritative compendium on spread-spectrum systems available anywhere.

Written by recognized authorities in the field, the Handbook presents both theoretical basics and practical applications, providing succinct, results-oriented solutions to engineering problems. Starting with basic concepts and system models, the book covers:
Anti-jamming communication systems
Coherent direct-sequence systems
Non-coherent frequency-hopped systems
Coherent and differentially coherent modulation techniques
Pseudonoise acquistion and tracking in direct sequence receivers
Time and frequency synchronization of frequency-hopped receivers
Low probability of intercept communications

In addition, it offers an in-depth look at multiple access communications and positioning systems and discusses the growth of spread-spectrum applications.


About the Author

Mark K. Simon, an internationally recognized expert on spread-spectrum systems, is a senior scientist at Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Jim K. Omura is founder and chairman of Cylink Corporation, which designs and manufactures spread-spectrum radios.

Robert A. Scholtz is director of the Communications Science Insitute at the University of Southern California.

Barry K. Levitt is technical leader of the Communications Concepts Research Group at Jet Propulsion Laboratory.


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Product Details

  • Series: Telecom Engineering
  • Hardcover: 1248 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 1 edition (September 26, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071382151
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071382151
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 2 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,020,336 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 29, 2002
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The authors focus primarily on military applications with hostile jammers, rather than commercial applications where co-channel interference is the main concern. The direct-sequence (DS) CDMA parts, however, are neither comprehensive nor up-to-date. This text would not deserve its label of "handbook" in its DS-CDMA coverage.
The frequency-hop (FH) CDMA parts of this text contain much useful and detailed mathematical exposition that I cannot readily find elsewhere in one volume. Quite inconveniently, the FH-CDMA sections are inter-mingled with the DS-CDMA sections. While I find plenty of useful mathematical details on FH-CDMA, those details are presented with little cohesion and offer little qualitative insight. I find myself buried with an avalanche of details with limited perspective.
The technical exposition here is truly terrible. I have just been reading the following sentence for several minutes and am yet to figure out its meaning: "In particular assume the simple repeat m code where for each data bit, m identical BFSK tones are sent where each of these tones are hopped separately." In what sense are these tones "identical" but yet "separate"? A simple equation here would have helped. In fact, I get so irritated by this poor technical writing that I get on the web and write this review to vent my frustration. The authors' aversion to use rigorous mathematics in their exposition does not help. The exposition ends up with very wordy but vague verbal descriptions, in place of concise and exact elucidations.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 8, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This book is the master piece in spread spectrum communications. One can find the complete information in this book on the origin of spread spectrum communications, the fundamental knowledge in DS and FH systems, and applications. It gives in-depth knowledge in critical topics, including antijamming, sequences, synchronization and SS system performance analysis, etc. This book has served for a very large number of readers, including undergraduate students, graduate students, engineers and researchers. Many researchers in spread spectrm communication theory started with this book. Many of them have become famous and are leading in communication theory research. The rich figures showing implmentation are very helpful to practitioners.
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