Let’s Assume the System Is Synchronized

  • Fred Harris
Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)


It is amazing how many papers on radio systems, networks, error correcting codes, and related topics contain a version of the sentence “Let’s assume the system is synchronized.” Alright, let’s assume the system is synchronized. But I have a few questions: Who did it? How did they do it? Who will do it in the next decades as many of us retire from the field? An important one is; where are they acquiring the skills required to negotiate and navigate the future physical layers?


Filter Bank Phase Lock Loop Matched Filter Phase Detector Loop Filter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.San Diego State UniversitySan DiegoUSA

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