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Marvin K. Simon

Marvin Simon received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from New York University in 1966. He was employed at the Bell Telephone Laboratories from 1966 to 1968. Since 1968 he has been with JPL, where he is currently a Principal Scientist. During this time period, he has performed digital communications research as applied to the design of NASA deep-space and near-Earth missions, with particular emphasis in the disciplines of synchronization, trellis coding, spread spectrum, and modulation and demodulation techniques. In the past, Dr. Simon also held a joint appointment in the Electrical Engineering Department at Caltech. Dr. Simon has published over 170 papers and authored and co-authored 12 books.

Author of Volume 3 of the Deep-Space Communications and Navigation Series:

Bandwidth-Efficient Digital Modulation with Application to Deep-Space Communications

Co-Editor of Volume 9 of the Deep-Space Communications and Navigation Series:

Autonomous Software-Defined Radio Receivers for Deep Space Applications