5655: Physical concepts and practical topics providing tools to calculate carrier-to-noise ratio in communication systems are discussed, including: noise processes, polarization topics, atmospheric propagation, receiver components, antennas, system calculation, and case studies.
EE 5655 includes many items necessary for signal power and noise power budget calculations, thus permitting determination of carrier-to-noise ratio. EE 5656 introduces techniques necessary for the design of sophisticated satellite communication systems. These courses are a conversion of EE 6601 and 6602 from the quarter system.
EE 5655 is a system level course drawing on many topics. A knowledge of electromagnetic fields (EE 5105) is necessary. EE 4634 is an introduction to analog and digital communications. It constitutes the background knowledge needed for advanced material in EE 5656.
Percentage of Course
|Fundamental noise processes||10%|
|Brightness and antenna noise||10%|
|Polarization-wave and antenna||10%|
|Receiver system noise||10%|
|Receiver types and sub-assembly survey||10%|
|Low noise antenna design||10%|
|Signal power budgets and system design techniques||15%|
|Interference and frequency reuse||5%|