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Principles of Communications Networks and Systems

Book Description

Addressing the fundamental technologies and theories associated with designing complex communications systems and networks, Principles of Communications Networks and Systems provides models and analytical methods for evaluating their performance. Including both the physical layer (digital transmission and modulation) and networking topics, the quality of service concepts belonging to the different layers of the protocol stack are interrelated to form a comprehensive picture.

The book is designed to present the material in an accessible but rigorous manner. It jointly addresses networking and transmission aspects following a unified approach and using a bottom up style of presentation, starting from requirements on transmission links all the way up to the corresponding quality of service at network and application layers. The focus is on presenting the material in an integrated and systematic fashion so that students will have a clear view of all the principal aspects and of how they interconnect with each other.

A comprehensive introduction to communications systems and networks, addressing both network and transmission topics

  • Structured for effective learning, with basic principles and technologies being introduced before more advanced ones are explained

  • Features examples of existing systems and recent standards as well as advanced digital modulation techniques such as CDMA and OFDM

  • Contains tools to help the reader in the design and performance analysis of modern communications systems

  • Provides problems at the end of each chapter, with answers on an accompanying website

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Preface
  5. List of Acronyms
  6. List of Symbols
  7. Chapter 1: Introduction to Telecommunication Services, Networks and Signaling
    1. 1.1 Telecommunication Services
    2. 1.2 Telecommunication Networks
    3. 1.3 Circuit-Switched and Packet-Switched Communication Modes
    4. 1.4 Introduction to the ISO/OSI Model
    5. 1.5 Signaling
    6. References
  8. Chapter 2: Deterministic and Random Signals
    1. 2.1 Time and Frequency Domain Representation
    2. 2.2 Energy and Power
    3. 2.3 Systems and Transformations
    4. 2.4 Bandwidth
    5. 2.5 The Space of Signals
    6. 2.6 Random Variables and Vectors
    7. 2.7 Random Processes
    8. 2.8 Systems with Random Inputs and Outputs
    9. Appendix: The Complementary Normalized Gaussian Distribution Function
    10. References
  9. Chapter 3: Sources of Digital Information
    1. 3.1 Digital Representation of Waveforms
    2. 3.2 Examples of Application
    3. 3.3 Information and Entropy
    4. 3.4 Source Coding
    5. References
  10. Chapter 4: Characterization of Transmission Media and Devices
    1. 4.1 Two-Terminal Devices
    2. 4.2 Two-Port Networks
    3. 4.3 Transmission System Model
    4. 4.4 Transmission Media
    5. Problems
    6. References
  11. Chapter 5: Digital Modulation Systems
    1. 5.1 Introduction
    2. 5.2 Digital Modulation Theory for an AWGN Channel
    3. 5.3 Binary Modulation
    4. 5.4 M–ary Modulation
    5. 5.5 The Digital Modulation System
    6. 5.6 Examples of Digital Modulations
    7. 5.7 Comparison of Digital Modulation Systems
    8. 5.8 Advanced Digital Modulation Techniques
    9. 5.9 Digital Transmission of Analog Signals
    10. References
  12. Chapter 6: Channel Coding and Capacity
    1. 6.1 Principles of Channel Coding
    2. 6.2 Linear Block Codes
    3. 6.3 Convolutional Codes
    4. 6.4 Channel Capacity
    5. 6.5 Codes that Approach Capacity
    6. References
  13. Chapter 7: Markov Chains Theory
    1. 7.1 Introduction
    2. 7.2 Discrete-Time Markov Chains
    3. 7.3 Continuous-Time Markov Chains
    4. 7.4 Birth-Death Processes
    5. References
  14. Chapter 8: Queueing Theory
    1. 8.1 Objective of Queueing Theory
    2. 8.2 Specifications of a Queueing System
    3. 8.3 Performance Characterization of a QS
    4. 8.4 Little's Law
    5. 8.5 Markovian Queueing Models
    6. 8.6 The Queueing System
    7. 8.7 The Queueing System
    8. References
  15. Chapter 9: Data Link Layer
    1. 9.1 Introduction
    2. 9.2 Medium Access Control
    3. 9.3 Automatic Retransmission Request
    4. 9.4 Examples of LAN Standards
    5. References
  16. Chapter 10: Network Layers
    1. 10.1 Introduction
    2. 10.2 Routing
    3. 10.3 The Internet and IP
    4. 10.4 The Transport Layer
    5. 10.5 The Application Layer
    6. References
  17. Index