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Digital Communication is the physical transfer of data (a digital bit stream) over a point-to-point or point-to-multipoint communication channel.

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If i use some method to decrease the self interference,how should i rewrite the constraint?

In the MIMO full duplex energy harvest optimization,we can find the similar constraint like this: $SINR > \gamma $,this $ \gamma $ is some of SINR value,it means that my SINR want to be higher ...
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Why are the mark and space tones of these FSK signals reversed?

I'm working on a project involving FSK-modulated signals. I'm trying to reverse-engineer these signals to determine the preamble pattern used, because the protocol is proprietary. Shown below is a ...
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Convolutional Code: choosing a trellis and puncture pattern for code 2/3

I'm working on convolutional coding in which I'm using generator polynomials as {13, 15} with puncture pattern of {1 1 0 1} for code rate 2/3. I don't get expected BER trend. If I use puncture ...
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How to find a know signal in another signal which contains other signals along with the signal i need in python

I am working on BPSK with sound waves a carrier waves. Actually I am modulating my data with some known sync bits along with the information I need to send. So the things I will be having at ...
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Assessing relative wireless channel quality using Capacity and Condition Number CDFs

I have Channel capacity analysis figures for two wireless channels show below: My question: While ergodic capacity in the first subplots are very clear in conveying the channel capacity, How to make ...
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What is the relation between noise (AWGN) variance and number of antennas?

I'm working in two Matlab scripts trying to simulate a MIMO system using OFDM (downlink) and SC-FDE (uplink). My question is: for different numbers of transmit and receive antennas, what is the ...
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Nyquist criterion for zero ISI in the frequency domain

Can someone explain in simple words /graphs the necessary and sufficient Nyquist criterion for zero ISI in frequency domain, namely: The constant folded Fourier Transform.
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BER vs SNR for PAM2

Many sources describe the BER vs Eb/N0 as $$ \mathrm{BER} = 0.5 \operatorname{erfc}\left(\sqrt{\frac{E_b}{N_0}}\right) $$ I can verify this relation with (modified from krishna@dsplog.com): ...
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Time frequency analysis for a spreading signal

I am a beginner in digital communications: I am studying the spread spectrum communication and I have a question on the spreading signals. For example I have 2 spreading signals and I do a time ...
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Implementing Costas loop for 4-PAM

EDIT 2: OK, regarding the code I’ve pasted below, and seeing the FFT plot, I suspect the LPFilters aren’t working since I’m getting $0.5*m(t)*[cos(2 \pi f_c t ( \theta_e)+cos(\theta_e)]$ instead of $0....
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RRC filter or rectangular pulse shaping filter in LFM chirp signal

I am working with a LFM up chirp signal, and I wanted to embed some data on it using a BPSK constellation. My doubt was, ¿should I use a RRC filter, like in usual communications schemes, or should I ...
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BER Analysis of Dual hop Decode and Forward Relay

I want to perform fair BER analysis between Two-hop Decode and Forward relay communication (S-->R-->D) and Direct Transmission from S-->D. The links have Rayleigh fading. Now for fair analysis 1) ...
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Frequency domain vs time domain equalization

It is said that a frequency domain equalizer is equivalent to an infinite length time domain equalizer, why is that? And if this is the case, why hasn't frequency domain equalization been used ...
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Minimum Number of Errors required for BER Curves in Matlab Simulation

what should be minimum Number of Errors required for getting BER Curves in Matlab Simulation for different number of transmitted bits ?
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Dimension of channel matrix elements in MIMO systems

In a MIMO system we have: $y= \mathbf{H} \star \mathbf{x} +n$ with $x \in \mathbb{C}^{N_t \times 1}$ ($N_t$ the number of transmission antennas) and $\star$ the convolution product. For the matrix, $\...
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Which channel is the suitable channel for the short distance?AWGN?rayleigh or rician channel?

What is the unsuitable channel for the short distance?The short distance i mentioned is 1m or 2m.Unsuitable channel I mean is that if i assume this channel in my system,it will be very strange. In my ...
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Why will the FDMA usually be used in transmitting analog signal,not in digital signal?

I saw this in the WiKi:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frequency-division_multiple_access FDMA can be used with both analog and digital signal but it generally used with analog signal Why?Don't we ...
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The dis-advantage that sensor use FDD (Frequency-Division Duplexing) to transmit the digital signal

We must need lots of sensors in IoT,sometimes these sensors have to transmit their information to other sensors at the same time.I want to say some disadvantages that sensor use FDD (Frequency-...
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DSSS direct sequence spread spectrum - encoding each raw data bit (question)

For implementing DSSS, it is understood that each raw data bit needs to be encoded as a new recognizeable/identifiable bit pattern. In many literature involving DSSS, there is mention of using PN ...
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The meaning of correlating “Time Aligned” pseudo-random or walsh code sequences

Correlation is from a mathematical point of view a shift in time domain +multiplication + summation operation I thought that if 2 codes are "time aligned" then correlation reduces to a dot product ...
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Correlated phase noise and delay

2 identical signals generated by the same PLL/VCO should have the same phase noise profile and their respective phase noises should be correlated. Suppose one of them is delayed and I start sampling ...
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Symbol Timing recovery for modulation producing ISI

I am interested in understanding why the common timing recovery algorithms function for modulation schemes which produce ISI. For example, suppose you are receiving at the output of a matched filter ...
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Why does signaling overhead for time synchronization scale up with the number of transmitter nodes in a multiple access system?

I was recently reading about random multiple access methods without time synchronisation (of the pure Aloha type). In this paper it is stated that, The need for transmitter synchronization is a ...
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Convolutional coding that payload length does not change

This is the question about Sigfox radio specification. The stack: Specifically, in Section 3.10 of the specification, we have a convolutional coding (after CRC) with three possible polynominals. I ...
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Important differences between BCJR and SOVA algorithms?

BCJR algorithm needs noise variance for Gamma (branch metrices) calculation. So I am wondering does SOVA (soft output Viterbi algorithm) needs noise variance?
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Viterbi Decoder without traceback

How can I use Viterbi algorithm for a real time scenario where I cannot afford to have delay in the tracing back the best path to the initial state?
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What is the threshold to prefer polyphase channelizer over FIR filtering?

A wideband signal need to be processed to extract several narrowband channels from it. There are two straightforward approaches to do so: For each narrowband channel shift frequency and filter it ...
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Fractional spaced equalizer + timing (clock) recovery

I am trying to figure out how timing recovery is used after equalization (or, being more correct, when the equalizer is in the timing recovery loop), having a T/2 fractional spaced equalizer and using ...
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Frequency synchronization in OFDM

Could you please help me understanding how the null sub-carriers can be used to estimate the carrier frequency offset and thus performing frequency Synchronization at the receiver?
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Inter Symbol Interference (ISI) / Equalization in Digital Signal Processing

I am studying the OFDM system and before to start I have decided to study the main concepts of modulation. And I have spent yet a lot of time to understand the concept of an equalization to reduce ISI....
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Cyclic prefix length in baseband OFDM with ZF equalizer

My question is about baseband OFDM. I try to plot the BER according to the SNR. I noticed that changing cyclic prefix length does not affect the performances. I.e., following the code below, ...
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From IQ to pi/4 DQPSK

I need to decode $\frac\pi4$-DQPSK packets from an SDR, preferably in C#. I have the SDR receiver part done. Now I'm trying to learn how to take the IQ stream and get the packet info from it. I've ...
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Why does this self-interference cancellation cancel other signal,not the self-interference?Do i misunderstand something?

In this paper, https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8704259 ,i think transmitter with M antennas transmit $x_f[t]$ to Cell-center user ,and transmit $x_n[t]$ to the Cell-edge user,however,the distance ...
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Why when the SINR of transmitting signal is very large ,the device cannot decode the received signal at the same time? [closed]

$A$ transmit $x$ and receive the $y$ at the same time.If the SINR for transmitting $x$ is very large,$A$ cannot decode the $y$ signal.Why? In my opinion,If the SINR for transmitting $x$ is very ...
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How can i know the full duplex does work from the Shannon's theorem?

There is a full duplex system below,two user are $A$ and $B$,according the definition of full duplex ,$A$ and $B$ have to transmit and receive the signal at the same time.that is, transmitted signal ...
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Why is the received signal=information+RF signal+noise,not just information+noise?

In this paper: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/325008791_Beamforming_Design_for_Max-Min_Fair_SWIPT_in_Green_Cloud-RAN_with_Wireless_Fronthaul Here is its system model In this model,it said ...
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Is there any advantage on using a low span value in a RRC filter?

I know that in a RRC filter a high value of the span gives a better response, in the sense that the RRC filter response is more near to the ideal RRC filter response. However, would there be any ...
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explanation on the mimo technique

In MIMO systems we have: $y=Hx+n$ with $H$ is a matrix $N_r \times N_t$. But the previous equation is only true for non-frequency selective channels. What is the formula for frequency-selective ...
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chirp spread spectrum with 2 users

I am a beginner in digatal communications. I have 2 users and I want use a chirp spread spectrum. Can we take an up-chirp and a down-chirp as spreading signals for the 2 users? and if yes, why? The ...
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How to remove sum and difference terms while computing frequency from fft?

I am currently operating in vhf band AND trying to detect frequencies using Fast Fourier transform thresholding method. While detection of multiple frequencies , i received spurs(May not appropriate ...
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How to decode a Barker code

Let's suppose that I send the following sequence of bits: $x = [1, 0]$ I use a 7 length Barker code ($b = [−1,−1,−1,1,1,−1,1]$) in a BPSK modulation scheme, resulting in the following sequence: $...
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Definition of MIMO (Multi-input Multi-output ),does this output mean antenna or transmitter?

I want to ask the definition of MIMO(Multi-input Multi-output ) If there are one transmitter and one receiver,each of them has $N$ antennas,$N >1$. So i can say it is a MIMO system. But if now i ...
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Why does FEC seem to make BER worse at low Eb/N0?

I've been plotting BER curves and am wondering why FEC seems to make a BER curve worse at low Eb/N0 than the un-coded theoretical BER curve? My example plot below is for Differential BPSK using a ...
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What is matched filter in QPSK signal?

Consider we have received a QPSK signal. We than make I (In phase) and Q (quadrature component) which I understand is nothing but multiplying the received signal by the cos(2*pi*f) and -sin(2*pi*f) ...
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law for a random variable

Let: $Y=|X_1+X_2|^2$ with $X_1 \sim N(\mu_1,\sigma_1^2)$ and $X_2 \sim N(\mu_2,\sigma_2^2)$. $X_1,X_2$ are independent complex random variables. Consequently, $Y=Re(X_1+X_2)^2+Im(X_1+X_2)^2$ My ...
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Channel information from power spectra

Linked below is a previous post regarding a multipath channel. Equalisation of FFT spectra I am reusing the images here: The first image is that of the power spectra when there is no multipath and ...
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Is there any relation between QAM and streaming?

I am trying to determine whether there is any relation between QAM and streaming (e.g., video streaming). I know that QAM can be used for broadcast TV. I'm not sure if QAM is used for WiFi bit ...
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Do we need to distinguish which rate is it when the system is point to point?or we just say “rate”,not downlink rate or uplink rate

If i have four transmitter,(t1,t2,t3,and t4), and one receiver(R),and each of them just have one antenna. When t1 is transmit signal to R,the other transmitters (t2,t3 and t4)harvest the RF ,when t2 ...
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What is the definition of half duplex?Is this system,$A$ give $x$ to $B$,then $B$ give $x$ to $C$,called half duplex?

I saw the definition of half duplex in wiki,and it said half-duplex (HDX) system provides communication in both directions, but only one direction at a time (not simultaneously). Typically, once a ...
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Confused about the definition of point to point ,this point means single antenna or single device?

What is the definition of point to point ? does the "point" mean single device or single antenna? I mean,can one transmitter with multiple antennas and one receiver with multiple antennas be called ...