AuthorO'Grady, E. P.
AffiliationUniversity of Maryland
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AbstractThis paper suggests an all-digital, time domain approach for real-time simulation of digital communications channels and proposes four possible implementations of the time-domain approach using standard minicomputers or microprocessors and peripheral random number generators. The time-domain method is based on simulating the digital channel on a bits-in, bits-out basis with bit errors introduced into the bit stream in a manner which approximates the error sequence of a real (or hypothetical) communications channel. The error sequence of the simulator can duplicate a measured error sequence or it can be generated by a stochastic model of the error sequence. The four proposed implementations represent different levels of complexity in the architecture of the channel simulator. The first proposed implementation employs only a single computer; the second employs a computer and a peripheral random number generator; the third employs a computer and multiple peripheral random number generators; the fourth employs multiple computers and multiple peripheral random number generators. The significance of the time-domain approach lies in its potential application to the design of high performance, general-purpose media simulators at greatly reduced cost due to the use of standard hardware and relatively simple processing.
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