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IEEE Transactions on Communications

Issue 10  Part 1 • October 1979

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  • [Front cover and table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 0
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  • Introduction and Overview

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):1377 - 1380
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  • Satellite Packet Communication - Multiple Access Protocols and Performance

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):1456 - 1466
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    Satellite communication systems have traditionally been designed for voice traffic. Multiple access protocols for conflict resolution have typically been channel-oriented with either fixed or demand assignment. Data communications, however, have much more diverse traffic characteristics and transmission requirements than voice communications. We present in this paper an overview of two major categ... View full abstract»

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  • TACS - A Demand Assignment System for FLEETSAT

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):1484 - 1496
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (16)
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    The UHF FLEETSATCOM system provides a substantial resource to support important communication needs of the U.S. Navy and other Department of Defense users. Because of the significant investment being made in this system, there is strong motivation to examine techniques that make efficient usage of its components. This paper reports on one such effort, the Terminal Access Control System (TACS) that... View full abstract»

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  • Correction to "The introduction of digital switching to the local network"

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 1634
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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 0
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  • Numerical Evaluation of Correlation Parameters for Optimal Phases of Binary Shift-Register Sequences

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):1597 - 1604
    Cited by:  Papers (159)  |  Patents (2)
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    Correlation parameters that are important for spreadspectrum communications applications are evaluated. The optimal phases (with respect to autocorrelation) are obtained for certain binary shiftregister sequences, including all maximal-length sequences of periods 31, 63, 127, and 255. Selected Gold sequences of period 127 and Kasami sequences of period 255 are also considered. Examples are given t... View full abstract»

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  • A Novel Concept for a Hybrid 140 Mbit/s System

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):1584 - 1593
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    In this paper it is shown that non-linear equalization by decision feedback offers such a large advantage in signal-to-noise ratio and bandwidth economy that a hybrid binary 140 Mbit/s system is possible with compatibility in repeater spacing in existing European ternary regenerative systems. A large number (60) of analog sections can be connected in tandem. Hardware models of analog and digital s... View full abstract»

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  • A Delay-Lock Loop Implementation Which is Insensitive to Arm Gain Imbalance

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):1632 - 1633
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    The tau-dither loop is often selected in place of a delay-locked loop (DLL) because of the DLL's sensitivity to arm gain imbalance. This letter presents an implementation of a DLL for which arm gain imbalances do not cause static loop offsets. View full abstract»

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  • Multilevel SCPC System Design

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):1441 - 1448
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    A method of assigning carrier levels in an SCPC system with mixed earth station G/Ts is developed which optimizes system performance for uniformly spaced and randomly assigned carrier frequencies. The optimum transponder backoff is shown to be identical to that for a system of uniform carriers in which the (common) earth station View full abstract»

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  • Analysis of Direct-Sequence Spread-Spectrum Multiple-Access Communication Over Rician Fading Channels

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):1566 - 1577
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    This paper is concerned with the performance of biphase direct-sequence spread-spectrum multiple-access communication for a general class of fading channels. The channels considered are those for which the channel output consists of a strong stable specular signal plus a faded version of this signal. Such channels, which are referred to as Rician fading (or Rice fading) or specular-plus-Rayleigh f... View full abstract»

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  • Fundamental Performance Characteristics That Influence EHF MILSATCOM Systems

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):1423 - 1435
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    As technology advances, satellite communications traffic is required to support both civil and military, current, and projected needs. These needs can sometimes be better satisfied if the communication system operates in the EHF band as opposed to the SHF or lower frequency bands. This paper addresses those factors that are of considerable interest to the system designer. In particular, the candid... View full abstract»

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  • Baseband Processing in a High-Speed Burst Modem for a Satellite-Switched TDMA System

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):1496 - 1503
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    We present block diagram designs for the baseband processing modules required to implement high-speed (600 Mbit/s) burst modems for use in TDMA satellite systems. Our main concern is to obtain designs which can be implemented with a minimum of high-speed (ECL) devices so as to reduce design and hardware costs. A major consideration in the modem operation is to accurately synchronize it to a refere... View full abstract»

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  • Polarization Control Schemes For Satellite Communications with Multiple Uplinks

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):1504 - 1512
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    Orthogonal polarizations will be more and more widely used in satellite communications in the near future because of their efficiency in utilizing the spectrum, but the currently designed compensation control systems can compensate for signals coming from only one uplink station. This paper therefore discusses generally the control schemes feasible to solve the multiple Uplink problem, in which th... View full abstract»

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  • Integrated FDM/PCM Converter Channel Bank Assembly

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):1593 - 1597
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    The advent of the digital switch is causing digital technology to be introduced into the North American Telephone Administrations at an ever increasing rate. Economic reasons alone necessitate existing analog facilities remain in service for many years, even decades to come. This paper describes an integrated frequency division to time division multiplex converter (FDM/PCM) which permits an existi... View full abstract»

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  • Generalized TDMA: The Multi-Accessing Tree Protocol

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):1476 - 1484
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    The tree algorithm, a new basic protocol for accessing a satellite channel by a large number of independent users, is considered. Previous multi-accessing techniques suffered from long delays, low throughput and/or congestion instabilities. The ALOHA algorithm, for example, when applied to the Poisson source model, has a maximum throughput of .37 packets/slot and is unstable. The tree protocol, un... View full abstract»

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  • Call Blocking in Spectrally Constrained FDMA/DAMA SATCOM Systems

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):1436 - 1441
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    A problem in the use of satellite Demand-Assigned Multiple Access (DAMA) results from spectrum limitations at each ground terminal due to avoiding frequency interference to nearby terrestrial microwave radio relay. Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA/DAMA) can operate with a terminal-by-terminal assignment of frequency channels out of the total band available to the satellite. Time Division M... View full abstract»

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  • Experimental Program and Performance of Japan's Communication Satellite (CS) and Its First Results

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):1392 - 1405
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    Japan's CS spacecraft was launched successfully in December 1977 and placed at 135°E longitude in a geostationary orbit. On-orbit performance of the satellite was verified quite well with the exception of two sets of K -band transponders. Substantial communication experiments have been conducted for more than half a year starting in May, 1978. In the sate... View full abstract»

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  • Receiver Windowing for FDM MFSK Signals

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):1519 - 1527
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    Frequency division multiplexed, orthogonal M -ary FSK modulated signals transmitted over a frequency hopping channel (with one channel use per hop) interfere with each other unless perfectly synchronized in time and frequency with the receiver. In order to maintain the interfering "crosstalk" energy at harmless levels, even in the case of grossly power unbalanc... View full abstract»

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  • A Satellite System with Limited-Scan Spot Beams

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):1406 - 1415
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    A satellite system with several independent spot beams is considered, wherein each spot beam can be scanned over a limited portion of some large service region. The spectral band is totally reused in each spot beam, thereby providing high system capacity. Such a system combines the high antenna gain advantages of a fixed beam system while providing access to the satellite from any point within the... View full abstract»

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  • Saddle Point Approximation for the Error Probability in PAM Systems with Intersymbol Interference

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):1604 - 1609
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    An easily computed, closed form expression in terms of the saddle point location is used to approximate the error probability, and tight bounds are derived. For the Chebyshev pulse with 10 interferers, the approximation was within 1% for error Probabilities < 10^{-6} . With 80 interferers, upperbound/lower bound was about 1.1 at SNR = 16 dB. View full abstract»

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  • Phase Coherency in Tracking and Data Relay Satellites

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):1527 - 1537
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    In systems employing relay satellites there is invariably a strict requirement for maintaining frequency and phase coherence throughout the system. Although frequency lock can generally be attained by tracking loops and Doppler correction, phase coherency is often destroyed by phase noise, frequency offsets, and differential phase shifts. To evaluate the degree of phase instability, and its effect... View full abstract»

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  • Regulatory and Technical Factors in Geostationary Orbit Utilization

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):1544 - 1550
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    The geostationary orbit can accommodate only a finite number of satellites using any given frequency band. Technological development has made certain space bands very popular and has given rise to potential crowding. This article discusses the interplay of technical, operational and administrative factors in relation to orbit use. View full abstract»

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  • Equivalent Statistical Bandwidths of Conventional Low-Pass Filters

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):1633 - 1634
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    The equivalent statistical bandwidths of low-pass Butterworth filters up to ten poles and Chebyshev filters up to eight poles for six different passband ripple levels have been computed and are tabulated along with the corresponding noise bandwidths. The results should be useful for evaluating the statistical error arising from power spectrum measurements such as encountered in the sensitivity ana... View full abstract»

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  • An Efficient SS/TDMA Time Slot Assignment Algorithm

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):1449 - 1455
    Cited by:  Papers (166)  |  Patents (13)
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    This paper presents an efficient time slot assignment algorithm for an SS/TDMA system. The technique utilized in the algorithm is a systematic method of finding distinct representatives from the row sets of a traffic matrix. The assignment efficiency resulting from the algorithm is 100% for any traffic matrix. The number of switching modes generated by the algorithm is bounded by View full abstract»

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IEEE Transactions on Communications focuses on all telecommunications including telephone, telegraphy, facsimile, and point-to-point television by electromagnetic propagation.

 

 

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University of Texas at Dallas