Questions tagged [digital-communications]

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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Can we band pass filter QPSK signal?

Consider we have QPSK signal with carrier frequency 10kHz. Generally, we demodulate or use matched filter on the the QPSK signal and recover the transmitted bit or the symbols. If the QPSk signal is ...
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What is the meaning of inverse signal bandwidth?

I have been studying the two ray model in communication systems. The text I'm studying has two signals, $u(t)$, which is Line of Sight and $u(t-t')$, which is the reflected signal. It quotes, ...
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preamble for doppler shift estimation

To estimate the doppler shift in a multiuser communication, I use preambles (PN codes). When I send the preambles with the datas (BPSK symbol), the estimation for the doppler shift are not correct. ...
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How to calculate Eb/N0 for a digital BPSK modulated multicarrier waveform

Suppose that I have a BPSK modulated multicarrier carrier waveform $L$ samples long at a sampling rate of $f_{s}$: $$ x_{tx}[l] = \sum\limits_{n=0}^{N-1} A \cdot \cos\left(2 \pi \frac{f_{n}}{f_{s}} ...
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What is the minimum sampling rate for QPSK or what is the bandwidth of QPSK signal?

Consider we have created a QPSK signal with a carrier frequency 100kHz. Before applying matched filter or demodulation we need to take samples from the received signal. So what is the minimum ...
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What's the effect of spread spectrum on frequency- selective channel

In brief, we consider the channel as frequency-selective channel if the frequency of the signal is larger than then frequency of channel. So, does using the spreading spectrum change the frequency-...
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frequency/phase offset estimation in satellite DOA beamforming applications

In satellite QPSK demodulation, we first estimate and remove the phase offset introduced by the channel. Then, we demodulate the baseband information bits (I & Q channels). In satellite DOA ...
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Is the zero part of a RRC filter generated signal sent?

When you use a RRC filter you add extra symbols at the end of your generated data because of the delay of the filter. When the data passes through the filter it gets up-sampled and the delay is ...
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About understanding a Matched Filter

I have some basic doubt in understanding a matched filter (MF). Please note that I have already seen very informative post in this context Understanding the Matched Filter In what follows, I list ...
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Discrete Frequency Equation and Relation

I think I am looking at conflicting equations from a few sources, or maybe I just dont understand it. $ \Omega $ is Discrete frequency $ N $ is Discrete Period in number of samples $ \omega $ is ...
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GNU Radio | Transceiver loopback adapted | Transmission stops unexpectedly

(This is a follow up question to a previous question: link) I have implemented a flowgraph of a transceiver loopback inspired by the examples found at ...
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QPSK Phase Recovery : Maximum-likelihood Vs Costa's Loop

I have implemented a QPSK Costa's loop in GNU Radio and run some BER benchmarking. All is going well. Out of curiosity, I'm trying to implement the Maximum Likelihood phase recovery shown below. For ...
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How can the I and Q components of a quatrature signal be different from each other (apart from the 90º phase shift)

I've spent many hours reading and doing research about this. I don't attend any university classes or any type of classes that may approach such a topic. I am trying to learn this by my own without ...
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spectrum for a baseband communication signal

I have a question for the spectrum: In baseband before passing through channel, should the spectrum of a communication signal be symmetrical?
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Cellular communication uplink

I can see, from my apartment, a cell tower. From what I have learned, in a time division duplex system the uplink and downlink communication are kept separate in time. Uplink from some time, then ...
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The relation of sub-carrier and FDMA

In Mengyu Liu, Yuan Liu, "Charge-then-Forward: Wireless Powered Communication for Multiuser Relay Networks", it is said that while information signals are conveyed by using FDMA over $N$ sub-...
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Rate vs throughput vs capacity

What is the difference between Rate , throughput and capacity ? Their unit are all bps/s,but it seems that there are something different between them,can anyone tell me? My research is optimizing ...
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How to measure a signal's initial phase given a buffer of received samples of the signal?

For CPM and FSK, how to measure a received signal's INITIAL phase based on its I and Q components given a buffer of received samples of the signal?
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What will it happen when the outage occur?

I saw this explanation about outage probability,it said: it is the probability that an outage will occur within a specified time period. So what will it happen when the outage occur? stop ...
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Why does it seem most of people will optimize the downlink rate,not the uplink rate?

I search for some papers about energy harvest,SWIPT and optimization.And i found that there is just one paper to optimize the uplink rate,the others are for optimizing the harvested power,power budget ...
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Digital communication BER performance

I've searched for the theoretical equations of bit error rate over Rayleigh flat fading channel basically for binary phase shift key and 16-Quadrature modulation but i didn't find them, could any one ...
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duration for a signal after filtering [duplicate]

I have a signal $s(t)$ of duration $T$. This signal doesn't have a limited bandwidth. To solve this problem, I filter it with a pulse shaping filter (raised cosine filter). My question: Does ...
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Is it possible to spread signal using sum of more than one orthogonal code

I was wondering if we can spread the signal using more than one spreading code. Assume we have the Walsh code used to spread the transmitted signal, the Walsh code is, for example, gotten based on ...
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Error detection and correction algorithms for Wireless Body Area Networks

I am working on transmitting ECG signals over wireless body area network based on IEEE 802.15.4 standard. To reduce the BER and increase the signal reconstruction quality, I think that I need to ...
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Continuous Phase Modulation

The wikipedia article on continuous-phase modulation states the following: For instance, with QPSK the carrier instantaneously jumps from a sine to a cosine (i.e. a 90 degree phase shift) whenever ...
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Why only odd harmonics after non-linear amplification?

Why do I get only odd harmonics appearing? This not only happens at saturation of the transfer curve, but also in the linear portion of the curve. I make a input signal that has too high power that ...
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ADC quantization +thermal noise

ADC noise can affect the overall noise performance of a receiver. The noise is partially quantization noise and partially thermal noise and as a general rule it extends up to the Nyquist frequency = ...
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ADC and Matched Filtering

A basic theorem in communications is the matched filter maximizes the SNR at sampling. I'm a little confused on how this relates to discrete time systems and sampling rate. Normally if you sample at ...
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Calculating Data Rate using Bandwidth, Transmission Power, Noise Power Spectrum Density and Channel Gain

I'm a Software Engineering student researching on Load Balancing in IoT and I need to calculate data rate. However, I don't know how to use these values to attain data rate despite searching on the ...
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Log Distance-Normal Shadow Model and Friis

Since I'm founding several but different results about this model, I would ask you if all it is OK with this formulas: 1) Friis Model --> $Pr_0 = Pt + Gt + Gr + 20\log_{10}\frac{\lambda}{4\pi d}$ 2) ...
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Synchronization Accuracy Required For Communications

One of the biggest problems in phase modulated communication is discovering when your signal has arrived. High accuracy in this area is important, as even a quarter wavelength error can cause the ...
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Dimension of Matrix in MIMO with multi-path

In a MIMO system, the received signal is supposed to be $y = Hx + n$, where $H$ is the channel of dimension $N_t \times N_r$, $x$ is the transmitted signal with dimension of $N_t\times 1$ , and $n$ is ...
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When Two Sampled Sinusoidal Are Orthogonal?

If two analog sinusoidal are orthogonal with duration T, their minimum frequency difference should be 1/2T in case of no phase offset between them. And if there is phase offset, the difference is 1/...
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data rate and PN code

I have a question about the spreading sequence for CDMA. Normally, we use a PN code but imagine that we use a cosine wave combined with a PN code where the PN code has for length $T * fs$. With $T$ is ...
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What is the mixed numerology in OFDM

In order to meet the user requirements in the next generation radio access technology, the ongoing standardization within 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) offers flexibility in terms of ...
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Does gray coding bring improvement to SER of QPSK, compared with natural coding?

I understand gray coding contributes to BER of QPSK, yet really don't understand why it brings improvement to SER. According to the relationship of SER and BER, it should be improved. Actually, when ...
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highpass filter design in Matlab

I hope to design 1st order highpass filter from transfer function. In the example of 1st order lowpass filter, I first get the coefficients of numerator and denominator in the variable 'b' and 'a'. In ...
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Frequency Domain Correction of Frequency Offset or Doppler Frequency in LTE

We are working on LTE Uplink CFO Correction for 3 MHz band. The time domain CFO correction is easy, which depends on the processing of 3840 samples step by step multiply by $\exp(-j 2\pi f_\text{...
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Alamouti Scheme. MISO. STBC for real constellation

I have a real orthogonal design for codeword... $$ \begin{bmatrix} s1 & s2 \\ -s2 & s1 \end{bmatrix} $$ $$ s=\begin{bmatrix} s1\\ s2 \end{bmatrix} $$ $$ Y^T=\sqrt{\frac{P}{Mt}} h^T ...
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Offset QPSK detection in GNU Radio - Sample delay

An OQPSK detector is being tested in GNU Radio. The architecture was obtained from Michael Rice's Digital Communications - A discrete-time approach. The flowgraph is shown below. The modulator ...
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Time delay estimation between two complex signals(IQ)

I need to time align two complex signals. The two signals obtained were at different RF frequency before digitisation. So,I have two complex signals(IQ) and I need to do delay estimation and apply ...
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IT++ and Alternatives DSP Libraries

I want to implement some signal processing blocks in C++ so I did a bit of search on the available libraries for signal processing in C++ and I found that IT++ provides comprehensive set of functions, ...
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How is DJI OcuSync wireless link physical layer implemented?

I'm looking for documentation on the wireless command link of the DJI OcuSync. I found this website (in Chinese). It seems like an OFDM link that uses Alamouti codes? I'm specifically interested in ...
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Modulation and Noise

I am fairly new to studying communication systems. When it comes to different digital modulation techniques, does the effect of an additive complex noise (a) introduced by the system, and (b) by the ...
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Flat vs frequency selective fading in MC-CDMA?

I am trying to simulate an MC-CDMA system. I have NXK matrix $S$ which consists of subcarriers ($s_n,_k$ represents subcarrier $n$ of user $k$) and KX1 vector $X$ consists of user symbols. So my ...
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Why is bit error rate = symbol error rate / number of bits per symbol in QPSK

I saw a code computing the error probability of QPSK, and I found that in this code the bit error rate is computed as symbol error rate divided by $2$. I think that $2$ is because the QPSK symbol ...
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Binary vs 4-PAM PSD

I'm struggling to understand how you would form an expression for the PSD of a 4-PAM signal which is using rectangular pulse shaping. I understand for binary the likelihood of +/1 is equal so the ...
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IQ generation separation

To generate I & Q samples from data samples S I = S(1:2:length(S)-1) * cos(2*pi*f*t) ; Q = S(2:2:length(S) ) * sin(2*pi*f*t) ; I & Q to integer ...
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Interleaving over OFDM symbols in same transmission

In this question I have asked what are the benefits from interleaving between two codewords over ONE OFDM symbol in packet based transmission made up of more than one OFDM symbol Purpose of ...
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data rate cdma chirp

I combined a chirp with a CDMA and I would like to know how to find the data rate. To begin, I spread the datas with the chirp and after I spread the previous signal with the PN code. My bandwidth is ...