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Vladimir Aleksandrovich Kotelnikov: Pioneer of the sampling theorem, cryptography, optimal detection, planetary mapping

Bissell, Christopher (2009). Vladimir Aleksandrovich Kotelnikov: Pioneer of the sampling theorem, cryptography, optimal detection, planetary mapping. IEEE Communications Magazine, 47(10) pp. 24–32.


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In 1933 the young Russian communications engineer Vladimir Aleksandrovich Kotelnikov published a paper in which he formulated for the first time in an engineering context the sampling theorem for lowpass and bandpass signals. He also considered the bandwidth requirements of discrete signal transmission for telegraphy and images. Kotelnikov subsequently worked on scrambling, cryptography, optimal detection, and planetary radar (including the radar-assisted cartography of Venus). He was awarded numerous Soviet and international prizes and played a major role in Soviet academic and professional life in the field of radio engineering. Yet his achievements are still comparatively little known outside Russia.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 IEEE
ISSN: 0163-6804
Keywords: Kotelnikov; sampling theorem; lowpass signals; bandpass signals; discrete signal transmission; scrambling; cryptography; optimal detection; planetary radar; radar-assisted cartography of Venus;
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Item ID: 18584
Depositing User: Christopher Bissell
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2009 09:25
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 21:48
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