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In the Forefront of Foreign Missile and Space Intelligence History of the Defense Special Missile and Aerospace Center (DEFSMAC), 1960-2010

In the Forefront of Foreign Missile and Space Intelligence History of the Defense Special Missile and Aerospace Center (DEFSMAC), 1960-2010

By: Richard L. Bernard

Publisher: Center for Cryptologic History, NSA

Publication Date: 01-JAN-2014

Insert Date: 12-APR-2014

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Although little known to the public at large, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Special Missile and Aerospace Center (DEFSMAC) serves in the forefront of U.S. missile and space intelligence. The Center coordinates the collection of intelligence information on foreign missiles and satellites from the ground, from the sea, and from aerospace based upon intelligence requirements. The Center personnel then analyze the initial collection results and provide intelligence reporting based on the information. ...

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Dedication and Sacrifice: National Aerial Reconnaissance in the Cold War

Dedication and Sacrifice: National Aerial Reconnaissance in the Cold War

By: History and Publications Staff

Publisher: Center for Cryptologic History, NSA

Publication Date: 01-JAN-2014

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During the Cold War, various intelligence programs were created to acquire the information needed for effective defense planning. Among them were programs of aerial reconnaissance to collect both photographic intelligence and signals intelligence. ...

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Near Field Communication

Near Field Communication

By: Sheli McHugh; Kristen Yarmey

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-MAR-2014

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Near Field Communication is a radio frequency technology that allows objects, such as mobile phones, computers, tags, or posters, to exchange information wirelessly across a small distance. This report on the progress of Near Field Communication reviews the features and functionality of the technology and summarizes the broad spectrum of its current and anticipated applications. We explore the development of NFC technology in recent years, introduce the major stakeholders in the NFC ecosystem, and project its movement toward mainstream adoption. Several examples of early implementation of NFC...

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High-Frequency Integrated Circuits

High-Frequency Integrated Circuits

By: Voinigescu Sorin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2013

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A transistor-level, design-intensive overview of high speed and high frequency monolithic integrated circuits for wireless and broadband systems from 2 GHz to 200 GHz, this comprehensive text covers high-speed, RF, mm-wave and optical fiber circuits using nanoscale CMOS, SiGe BiCMOS and III-V technologies. Step-by-step design methodologies, end-of-chapter problems and practical simulation and design projects are provided, making this an ideal resource for senior undergraduate and graduate courses in circuit design. With an emphasis on device-circuit topology interaction and optimization,...

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Stochastic Networks

Stochastic Networks

By: Frank Kelly; Elena Yudovina

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2014

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Communication networks underpin our modern world, and provide fascinating and challenging examples of large-scale stochastic systems. Randomness arises in communication systems at many levels: for example, the initiation and termination times of calls in a telephone network, or the statistical structure of the arrival streams of packets at routers in the Internet. How can routing, flow control and connection acceptance algorithms be designed to work well in uncertain and random environments? This compact introduction illustrates how stochastic models can be used to shed light on important...

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Rough Cuts
The Essential Guide to Digital Signal Processing

The Essential Guide to Digital Signal Processing

By: Richard Lyons; D. Lee Fugal

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Publication Date: 23-MAY-2014

Insert Date: 02-APR-2014

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This is the Rough Cut version of the printed book. How signal processing works: clear, simple explanations in plain English Breakthrough DSP applications: from smartphones to healthcare and beyond Covers both digital and analog signals An indispensable resource for tech writers, marketers, managers, and other nonengineers Complete glossary of terminology and acronyms The Complete DSP Guide for Businesspeople and Nontechnical Professionals Digital signal processing (DSP) technology is everywhere—each time you use a smartphone, tablet, or computer; play an MP3; watch a...

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Radio Resource Management in Multi-Tier Cellular Wireless Networks

Radio Resource Management in Multi-Tier Cellular Wireless Networks

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 09-DEC-2013

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Providing an extensive overview of the radio resource management problem in femtocell networks, this invaluable book considers both code division multiple access femtocells and orthogonal frequency-division multiple access femtocells. In addition to incorporating current research on this topic, the book also covers technical challenges in femtocell deployment, provides readers with a variety of approaches to resource allocation and a comparison of their effectiveness, explains how to model various networks using Stochastic geometry and shot noise theory, and much more. ...

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Home Area Networks and IPTV

Home Area Networks and IPTV

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2011

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The field of Home Area Networks (HAN), a dedicated residential subset of LAN technologies for home-based use, is fast becoming the next frontier for the communications industry. This book describes the various technologies involved in the implementation of a HAN: high-speed Internet connections, indoor implementations, services, software, and management packages. It also reviews multimedia applications (which are increasingly the most important and complex aspects of most HANs) with a detailed description of IPTV technology. It highlights the main technologies used for HANs: information...

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Discrete Stochastic Processes and Optimal Filtering, 2nd Edition

Discrete Stochastic Processes and Optimal Filtering, 2nd Edition

By: Jean-Claude Bertein; Roger Ceschi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 26-JAN-2010

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Optimal filtering applied to stationary and non-stationary signals provides the most efficient means of dealing with problems arising from the extraction of noise signals. Moreover, it is a fundamental feature in a range of applications, such as in navigation in aerospace and aeronautics, filter processing in the telecommunications industry, etc. This book provides a comprehensive overview of this area, discussing random and Gaussian vectors, outlining the results necessary for the creation of Wiener and adaptive filters used for stationary signals, as well as examining Kalman filters...

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Non-standard Antennas

Non-standard Antennas

By: François Le Chevalier; Dominique Lesselier; Robert Staraj

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 09-MAY-2011

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This book aims at describing the wide variety of new technologies and concepts of non-standard antenna systems - reconfigurable, integrated, terahertz, deformable, ultra-wideband, using metamaterials, or MEMS, etc, and how they open the way to a wide range of applications, from personal security and communications to multifunction radars and towed sonars, or satellite navigation systems, with space-time diversity on transmit and receive. A reference book for designers in this lively scientific community linking antenna experts and signal processing engineers. ...

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Radio Engineering: From Software Radio to Cognitive Radio

Radio Engineering: From Software Radio to Cognitive Radio

By: Jacques Palicot

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 13-SEP-2011

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Software radio ideally provides the opportunity to communicate with any radio communication standard by modifying only the software, without any modification to hardware components. However, taking into account the static behavior of current communications protocols, the spectrum efficiency optimization, and flexibility, the radio domain has become an important factor. From this thinking appeared the cognitive radio paradigm. This evolution is today inescapable in the modern radio communication world. It provides an autonomous behavior to the equipment and therefore the adaptation of...

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Compact Antennas for Wireless Communications and Terminals: Theory and Design

Compact Antennas for Wireless Communications and Terminals: Theory and Design

By: Jean-Marc Laheurte

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 15-AUG-2011

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Compact Antennas for Wireless Communications and Terminals deals with compact microwave antennas and, more specifically, with the planar version of these antennas. Planar antennas are the most appropriate type of antenna in modern communication systems and more generally in all applications requiring miniaturization, integration and conformation such as in mobile phone handsets. The book is suitable for students, engineers and scientists eager to understand the principles of planar and small antennas, their design and fabrication issues, and modern aspects such as UWB antennas,...

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Tools for Signal Compression: Applications to Speech and Audio Coding

Tools for Signal Compression: Applications to Speech and Audio Coding

By: Nicolas Moreau

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 09-MAY-2011

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This book presents tools and algorithms required to compress/uncompress signals such as speech and music. These algorithms are largely used in mobile phones, DVD players, HDTV sets, etc. In a first rather theoretical part, this book presents the standard tools used in compression systems: scalar and vector quantization, predictive quantization, transform quantization, entropy coding. In particular we show the consistency between these different tools. The second part explains how these tools are used in the latest speech and audio coders. The third part gives Matlab programs simulating...

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Mobile Networks Architecture

Mobile Networks Architecture

By: Andre Perez

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 13-FEB-2012

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This book explains the evolutions of architecture for mobiles and summarizes the different technologies: - 2G: the GSM (Global System for Mobile) network, the GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) network and the EDGE (Enhanced Data for Global Evolution) evolution; - 3G: the UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) network and the HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) evolutions: - HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access), - HSUPA (High Speed Uplink Packet Access), - HSPA+; - 4G: the EPS (Evolved Packet System) network. The telephone service and data transmission are the...

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Stochastic Modeling and Analysis of Telecoms Networks

Stochastic Modeling and Analysis of Telecoms Networks

By: Laurent Decreusefond; Pascal Moyal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 09-APR-2012

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This book addresses the stochastic modeling of telecommunication networks, introducing the main mathematical tools for that purpose, such as Markov processes, real and spatial point processes and stochastic recursions, and presenting a wide list of results on stability, performances and comparison of systems. The authors propose a comprehensive mathematical construction of the foundations of stochastic network theory: Markov chains, continuous time Markov chains are extensively studied using an original martingale-based approach. A complete presentation of stochastic recursions from an...

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Large MIMO Systems

Large MIMO Systems

By: A. Chockalingam; B. Sundar Rajan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2013

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Large MIMO systems, with tens to hundreds of antennas, are a promising emerging communication technology. This book provides a unique overview of this technology, covering the opportunities, engineering challenges, solutions, and state-of-the-art of large MIMO test beds. There is in-depth coverage of algorithms for large MIMO signal processing, based on meta-heuristics, belief propagation and Monte Carlo sampling techniques, and suited for large MIMO signal detection, precoding, and LDPC code designs. The book also covers the training requirement and channel estimation approaches in...

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Introduction to MIMO Communications

Introduction to MIMO Communications

By: Jerry R. Hampton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-NOV-2013

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This accessible, self-contained guide contains everything you need to get up to speed on the theory and implementation of MIMO techniques. In-depth coverage of topics such as RF propagation, space-time coding, spatial multiplexing, OFDM in MIMO for broadband applications, the theoretical MIMO capacity formula and channel estimation will give you a deep understanding of how the results are obtained, while detailed descriptions of how MIMO is implemented in commercial WiFi and LTE networks will help you apply the theory to practical wireless systems. Key concepts in matrix mathematics and...

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Mobile Wireless Communications

Mobile Wireless Communications

By: Mischa Schwartz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 16-DEC-2004

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Wireless communication has become a ubiquitous part of modern life, from global cellular telephone systems to local and even personal-area networks. This 2004 book provides a tutorial introduction to digital mobile wireless networks, illustrating theoretical underpinnings with a wide range of real-world examples. The book begins with a review of propagation phenomena, and goes on to examine channel allocation, modulation techniques, multiple access schemes, and coding techniques. GSM and IS-95 systems are reviewed and 2.5G and 3G packet-switched systems are discussed in detail. Performance...

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Mathematical Foundations for Signal Processing, Communications, and Networking

Mathematical Foundations for Signal Processing, Communications, and Networking

By: Erchin Serpedin; Thomas Chen; Dinesh Rajan

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 21-DEC-2011

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This text describes mathematical concepts and results important in the design, analysis, and optimization of signal processing algorithms, modern communication systems, and networks. It offers a comprehensive overview of methods and applications from linear algebra, numerical analysis, statistics, probability, stochastic processes, and optimization. The book presents the necessary prerequisites and includes examples, homework problems, and references in each chapter. Teaching materials are accessible on the book’s webpage and a solutions manual is available upon qualifying course adoption....

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Adaptive Signal Processing: Next Generation Solutions

Adaptive Signal Processing: Next Generation Solutions

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Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

Publication Date: 22-MAR-2010

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Leading experts present the latest research results in adaptive signal processing Recent developments in signal processing have made it clear that significant performance gains can be achieved beyond those achievable using standard adaptive filtering approaches. Adaptive Signal Processing presents the next generation of algorithms that will produce these desired results, with an emphasis on important applications and theoretical advancements. This highly unique resource brings together leading authorities in the field writing on the key topics of significance, each at the cutting edge of...