For one-semester graduate-level Electrical Engineering courses covering simulation-based design and analysis of communication systems, as well as a reference for professional engineers responsible for the design or analysis of communication systems, or professionals who wish to learn computer-based simulation techniques. This book presents a comprehensive overview of computer-based simulation models and methodologies for communication systems. Because such models are a useful and necessary tool in the design, analysis, and performance of communication systems as well as a means of evaluating design changes in these systems, Principles Of Communication Systems Simulation With Wireless Applications uses MATLAB as a basis for developing effective computer-based simulations. Such simulations are intended to capture the essential features of the system to assure accurate results while minimizing the complexity of the model, ensuring execution of the simulation code in a reasonable amount of time. Among the fundamental topics covered are probability, random, process, and estimation theory and their roles in the design of computer-based simulations.