Introduction to Communication Systems – Ferrel G. Stremler – 3rd Edition


This textbook presents an introduction to systems with an emphasis on signal design and modulation. The carefully develops the mathematical principles upon which such systems are based, using examples from a wide variety of current communications systems wherever possible. These range from commercial broadcasting and telephone systems to satellite telemetry and radar.

Features Explanations of practical systems presented in the context of theory. Over 300 excellent illustrations help visualize difficult concepts and demonstrate practical applications. Over 120 worked-out examples promote mastery of new concepts, plus over 130 drill problems with answers extend these principles. A wide variety of problems, all new to this edition — including realistic applications, -based problems, and design problems. Coverage of current topics of interest, such as fiber optics, spread spectrum systems and Integrated Digital Networks.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
2. Orthogonality and Signal Representations.
3. The Fourier Transform and Applications.
4. Spectral Density and Correlation.
5. Amplitude Modulation.
6. Angle Modulation.
7. Pulse Modulation.
8. Probability and Random Variables.
9. Information and Digital Transmission.
10. Digital Modulation.

Appendix A: Selected Mathematical Tables.
Appendix B: Decibels.
Appendix C: Broadcast Frequency Bands.
Appendix D: Commercial Television Transmission.
Appendix E: Telephone Channels.
Appendix F: Some Commercial Preemphasis/Deemphasis Systems.
Appendix G: A Table of Bessel Functions.
Appendix H: Stereo AM.
Appendix I: A Table of Gaussian Probabilities.

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