Codes, Graphs, and Systems: A Celebration of the Life and Career of G. David Forney, Jr. on the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday / Edition 1

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Foreword by James L. Massey.
Codes, Graphs, and Systems is an excellent reference for both academic researchers and professional engineers working in the fields of communications and signal processing. A collection of contributions from world-renowned experts in coding theory, information theory, and signal processing, the book provides a broad perspective on contemporary research in these areas. Survey articles are also included. Specific topics covered include convolutional codes and turbo codes; detection and equalization; modems; physics and information theory; lattices and geometry; and behaviors and codes on graphs.
Codes, Graphs, and Systems is a tribute to the leadership and profound influence of G. David Forney, Jr. The 35 contributors to the volume have assembled their work in his honor.

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Contributing Authors. Part I: Convolutional Codes, Turbo Codes, and Other Words of Wisdom. The Mutations of Convolutional Coding (Around the Trellis); C. Berrou. Heavy Tails, Phase Transitions, and the Nature of Cutoff; C. Gomes, et al. Concatenated Codes with Convolutional Inner Codes; J. Justesen. Equivalence of Systematic and Nonsystematic Convolutional Encoders; D.J. Costello, et al. Systematic Bits are Better and No Buts About It; R. Johannesson, et al. Part II: Detection and Equalization. Sequence Detection: Backward and Forward in Time; H.V. Poor. Least Squares and Kalman Filtering on Forney Graphs; H.-A. Loeliger. Iterative Algorithms for Maximum Likelihood Sequence Detection; J.A. O'Sullivan. Part III: Modems. V. 92: The Final Chapter in the Never-ending Story of Dial-up Modems; D.-Y. Kim, et al. Modems to Mars; G.J. Pottie. Existence of Good Codes with Low Peak-to-Average Power Rations; K.G. Paterson, V. Tarokh. Part IV: Physics and Information Theory. On Synchronization and ISI for Jammed Timing Channels; J. Giles, B. Hajek, Decoding Only the Strongest CDMA Users; S. Shamai (Shitz), S. VerdĂș. Power Limited Channels: Coding, Multi-access, and Spread Spectrum; R.G. Gallager. Recursive Construction of Multi-Channel Transmission Lines; A.H. Sayed, et al. On the Capacity of Multimode Optical Fibers; Z. Zhao, R.E. Blahut. Huffman Shaping; G. Ungerboeck. Part V: Lattices and Geometry. Lattices and Cryptography; I.F. Blake. A Simple Construction for the Barnes-Wall Lattices; G. Nebe, et al. Part VI: Behaviors and Codes on Graphs. Minimal Bases of Rational Vector Spaces and their Importance in Algebraic Systems Theory;J. Rosenthal. Finite Geometry Low Density Parity-Check Codes; S. Lin, et al. The Tetrahedral Golay Code; R.M. Tanner. On the Representation of Codes in Forney Graphs; R. Koetter. Index.

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