Detection, Estimation, and Modulation Theory, Part 1

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 7, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 716 pages
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  • Highly readable paperback reprint of one of the great time-tested classics in the field of signal processing
  • Together with the reprint of Part III and the new Part IV, this will be the most complete treatment of the subject available
  • As imperative today as it was when it originally published
  • Has important applications in radar, sonar, communications, seismology, biomedical engineering, and astronomy
  • Includes section summaries, examples, and a large number of problems

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The first I heard of this book was when I was reading some journal papers on adaptive lattice filters. In a discussion with my adviser, I made a passing mention of this book and my adviser told me that this is a classic in statistical signal processing. Now when I am taking the course on stat sig proc. it is only appropriate that I use this book as a reference. So far, I have liked this book. The technical depth is phenomenal but the succinctness and appropriateness of the examples is experienced only by reading the book.
The book has big chapters spanning hundreds of pages, which can be demotivating sometimes but is a good read. The technicalities are explained so well that it doesn't bog you down.
I highly recommend this book for novices and experts of signal processing and electronic communication. I am reading a 1968-original-print borrowed from the library but I will buy one soon.

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The classic textbook for detection and estimation. Good reference.


1 Introduction
2 Classical Detection and Estimation Theory
3 Representations of Random Processes
4 Detection of SignalsEstimation of Signal Parameters
5 Estimation of Continuous Waveforms
6 Linear Estimation
7 Discussion
A Typical Course Outline
Author Index
Subject Index

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HARRY L. VAN TREES, ScD, was Professor of Electrical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served as Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force, Chief Scientist of the Defense Communications Agency, and Principle Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for C3I. He was President of M/A-Com-Linkabit Government Systems and a cofounder of CommQuest Technologies. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the C3I Center of Excellence at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.

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