Digital Communications Systems
S. Haykin, Digital Communication Systems. Wiley, 1st edition, 2014.
The purpose of the course is to give students a comprehensive introduction to digital communication principles. The major part of the course is devoted to studying how to translate information into a digital signal to be transmitted, and how to retrieve the information back from the received signal in the presence of noise and intersymbol interference (ISI).
Various digital modulation schemes are discussed through the concept of signal space. Analytical and simulation models for digital modulation systems are designed and implemented in the presence of noise and ISI. Optimal receiver models for digital base-band and band-pass modulation schemes are covered in detail.
Graduate work will include more challenging problem sets and exam problems, and a C/C++ simulation project.
- Homework: ~10 problem sets
- Exams: 2 in-class exam, 1 mandatory final exam
- Computer usage: C/C++ exercises
- Contribution to professional component:
- Math and basic science: 0.5 units
- Engineering topics: 2 units
- Significant design experience: 0.5 units