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1st Edition

Communication Systems Modeling and Simulation using MATLAB and Simulink

ISBN 9781439881903
Published September 7, 2011 by Universities Press
448 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This is probably the first book that employs the technique of simulation experiments as a means of reinforcing the basic concepts of communication theory. Undergraduate students are generally exposed to a mathematically rigorous treatment of communications theory but seldom have the benefit of a practical-orientated approach employing modelling and simulation for a thorough assimilation of the subject. This book can supplement any standard textbook to cover this significant lacuna in the existing learning methodology. It uses MATLAB®, the language of the technical computing fraternity, for the purpose. The introductory chapters provide an overview of computer simulation and MATLAB programming concepts. Thereafter, communications concepts are presented in the traditional manner but followed up with appropriate simulations in MATLAB/Simulink®. Relevant MATLAB source code is given whenever it is used to illustrate a point. All the source code given in the text has been tested on MATLAB kernel version 7.10 (Release R2010a) and is provided in the accompanying CD.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Systems, Models and Simulations
Systems Simulation: The Shortest Route to Applications
Modelling and Simulation
Types of Simulations
Discrete Event Systems (DES)
Determination of Time to Reach Steady State
Determination of the Desirable Number of Trials
Selection of Simulation Software
High Performance Simulation Tools
Further Reading

Introduction to Programming in MATLAB
Introduction to MATLAB
Basic Features of MATLAB
Notation, Syntax, and Operations
Importing and Exporting Information
Elements of MATLAB Programming
Plotting with MATLAB
Specific Features of MATLAB
Special MATLAB Functions
Getting MATLAB Help Online
Generating Executable Files in MATLAB
Compiling and Calling External files from MATLAB
Calling MATLAB Objects from External Programs
Using Java Classes in MATLAB
Writing Efficient MATLAB Code
Parallel MATLAB
Further Reading

Simulink as a Tool for Model-Based Design
Invoking Simulink
Concept of Signal and Logic Flow
Creating Sub-systems in Simulink
Further Reading

Simulation of Signals and Systems
Continuous Time and Discrete Time Signals
Periodic Signals and Sequences
Even and Odd Signals
Elementary Signals
Basic Properties of Systems
Linear Time Invariant Systems
The Fourier Series Representation
Fourier Transform of Aperiodic Signals
The Discrete Time Fourier Transform (DTFT)
Nyquist–Shannon Sampling Theorem
Signal Reconstruction
The Bilateral Laplace Transform
Analysis of LTI Systems Using Laplace Transforms
The z-Transform
Analysis of LTI Systems Using z-Transforms
The Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT)
Further Reading

Simulation of Analog Modulation Systems
Mathematical Model of AM
Simulation of Amplitude Modulation
Simulation of Other Variants of AM
Frequency Spectra
Demodulation of Amplitude Modulation
Noise Performance
Measurement of Noise Performance

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K.C. Raveendranathan obtained his BSc (Engg.) in electronics and communications engineering with distinction from the College of Engineering Thiruvananthapuram (CET), in 1984. He worked in Bharat Electronics Limited, Bangalore, from 1985 to 1988, where he was involved in the design and development of MW transmitters for Prasar Bharathi. His first book, 1/0 Solutions to Everyday Problems in Science and Engineering, a philosophical work published in the late 1980s, was well accepted by academia. He joined CET in June 1988 as a lecturer in electronics and communication engineering. He obtained his masters in engineering (ME) from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1993, specializing in optical/computer communications. Presently, he is working as a professor at the Government Engineering College Barton Hill, Thiruvananthapuram. He has presented/published over 15 papers in national and international conferences and journals and guided over a dozen UG projects and seven M.Tech. theses. His research interests include digital signal processing, wireless communication, fuzzy logic, next-generation computing and simulation techniques. He is a life member of ISTE, life fellow of IE (India) and IETE, and a senior member of the IEEE.

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