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15. The decision variable is (up to a factor) the projection of the difference between the receive vector y and the center point 12 (x + xˆ ) between the two possible transmit vectors on the line between them. The decision threshold is a plane perpendicular to that line. Define d = 12 (ˆx − x) as the difference vector between xˆ and the center point, that is, d = d is the distance of the two possible transmit signals from the threshold. Writing y = x + n and using x = 12 (x + xˆ ) − d, the 1 scaled decision variable X˜ = 4d X can be written as d X˜ = (−d + n) · .

33) i=1 with bik = ψi , bk . 32) with the vector ψi (t) and obtain K si = xk bik , k=1 where we have defined si = ψi , s . This is a coordinate transform of the coordinates xk of the signal corresponding to the nonorthogonal base bk (t) to the coordinates sk corresponding to the orthonormal base ψk (t) by writing K s(t) = sk ψk (t). k=1 Defining x = (x1 , . . , xk )T and s = (s1 , . . , sk )T , the coordinate transform can be written in the more compact matrix notation as s = Bx 18 BASICS OF DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS with the matrix B of entries bik .

Each input device filters the noise and leads to a finite power. 1 Mathematical wideband AWGN The mathematical AWGN random process w(t) can be characterized as a zero mean Gaussian process with the autocorrelation function E{w(t1 )w(t2 )} = N0 δ(t1 − t2 ). 48) We see that for t1 = t2 , this expression is not well defined, because δ(t) is not well defined for t = 0. As for the δ-impulse, we must understand white noise as a generalized function that cannot be sampled directly, but it can be measured by a proper set of linear detectors.

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