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Interval Modulation: A New Paradigm for the Design of High Speed Communication Systems


Mukhtar, Saleem (2005) Interval Modulation: A New Paradigm for the Design of High Speed Communication Systems. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/6F03-MP11.


In this thesis we propose a new, biologically inspired, paradigm for the design of high speed communication systems. The paradigm consists of a new modulation format referred to as Interval Modulation (IM). In order to transmit data in an efficient manner using this format, new coding techniques are needed. In this thesis we propose a coding technique based on variable length to variable length prefix trees and code construction algorithms are outlined. These codes are referred to as Interval Modulation Codes (IMC). Furthermore, data encoded with this modulation format cannot be transmitted or received using conventional synchronous CDR based receivers. In this thesis we outline a new asynchronous circuit architecture for both the transmitter and receiver. The architecture is based on active delay lines and eliminates the need for clock recovery.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:modulation formats; optical communication; prefix free codes; run length limited codes; source codes
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Computation and Neural Systems
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Hajimiri, Ali (advisor)
  • Bruck, Jehoshua (advisor)
  • Sternberg, Paul W. (advisor)
Thesis Committee:
  • Koch, Christof (chair)
  • Hajimiri, Ali
  • Bruck, Jehoshua
  • McEliece, Robert J.
  • Low, Steven H.
Defense Date:23 June 2004
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-07072004-154316
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Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:2818
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Deposited On:13 Jul 2004
Last Modified:30 Aug 2022 23:14

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