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Find Eb/No : signal to noise ratio

  1. Sep 4, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    If the received signal level for a particular digital system is -151dBw and the receiver system effective noise temperatyre is 1500K, what is E_b/N_o for a link transmitting 2400bps?

    solution says:
    (Eb/N0) = –151 dBW – 10 log 2400 – 10 log 1500 + 228.6 dBW = 12 dBW

    My attempt:
    Im trying to use C=Blog_2(1+SNR) and N=kTB
    But I have 3 variables and only 2 equations. B's will be cancelled but N and SNR(E_b/N_o) are unknown
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  3. Feb 23, 2018 #2
    Thermal noise in Watt= kTb
    Thermal noise in dBW(N)=10logk +10logT +10logb
    (Eb/No)dB=S dBW -N dBW=-151 -(-163.037)
    =12.03 dBW
  4. Feb 23, 2018 #3


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