Simulation of a communications system - A designer's perspective

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Simulation is an important tool used in telecommunication systems design. Techniques used must give simulation results as close as possible to reality. However this scenario might slip into deep credibility crisis if appropriate caution is not taken by designers who practice it. This paper uses Monte Carlo simulation of a Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) communication system to investigate simulation inaccuracies. It provides a study of the methodology, credibility, limitations of simulation and formulates guidelines for communications design engineers and researchers in this field. Performance Evaluation of the communication system through Bit Error Rate (BER) measurements and the impact simulation practices have on them is examined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings, DELTA 2004 - Second IEEE International Workshop on Electronic Design, Test and Applications
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0769520812, 9780769520810
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventIEEE International Symposium on Electronic Design, Test and Applications (DELTA) 2004 - Perth, Australia
Duration: 28 Jan 200430 Jan 2004
Conference number: 2nd (Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Electronic Design, Test and Applications (DELTA) 2004
Abbreviated titleDELTA 2004
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