Accession Number : AD0699381

Title :   A UNIFIED THEORY OF COHERENT DIGITAL SYSTEMS WHICH TRACK DOPPLER FREQUENCY.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Weber,Charles L.

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : A unified theory from which the design of a large class of coherent digital communication systems can be optimally carried out is presented. In the design of digital communication systems, the error rate is the criterion which is invariable emphasized. In many digital systems, however, there is relative motion between transmitter and receiver which must be estimated by making use of Doppler frequency information. A new analysis of a general class of coherent digital systems is herein developed, in which the trade-offs that exist between Doppler measurement capability and sub-carrier demodulation error rate are quantitatively presented. The theoretically unrecoverable power loss which exists when employing frequency division multiplexing subcarriers as compared to time division multiplexing is described. The results point out that there is significant parametric dependence of the optimal choice of system parameters on the carrier loop signal-to-noise ratio and the data rate. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TELEMETER SYSTEMS, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS), (*DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, OPTIMIZATION), DOPPLER SYSTEMS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, MULTIPLEXING, ERRORS, SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, PHASE LOCKED COMMUNICATIONS

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Telemetry
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE