System level analysis and design for digital communications systems: analog-to-digital conversion, digital baseband communications, carrier modulation formats, matched filters, bandwidth efficiency, receiver design, link budgets, signal-to-noise ratio, bit error rattes in additive-white-noise Gaussian (AWGN) channels, and multiple access. Pre: 3614, STAT 4714. A grade of C- or better is required in these prerequisites.
The course introduces students to the fundamentals of system level design and analysis of digital communications systems. This material is necessary introductory material for advanced study of digital communications systems, and the skills acquired in this course are fundamental for employment in the rapidly growing communications industry. The course provides fundamental material applicable to military communications, cellular telephone, satellite communications, telecommunications networks, and wireless data networks.
3614, STAT 4714
Students entering this course require a basic knowledge of communication systems and frequency domain analysis as taught in ECE 3614. The course extends the basic ideas on communication systems from ECE 3614, and includes a treatment of signal-to-noise ratio and bit error rate in digital links that rely on the treatment of probability in STAT 4714.
Percentage of Course
|1. Review of basic signal and noise theory, modulation, spectra||10%|
|2. Digital Communications:||0%|
|a. Digital Baseband Signaling||5%|
|b. Analog-to-Digital Conversion||10%|
|c. Digital Bandpass Modulation||15%|
|d. Signal Space Representation||15%|
|3. Effect of noise on communication systems:||0%|
|a. Review of probability theory||5%|
|b. Properties and representation of noise||5%|
|c. Matched filter receivers||5%|
|d. Signal to noise ratio||5%|
|e. Bit error rate in digital links||15%|
|f. Bandwidth/performance trade-off||5%|
|g. Symbol/frequency acquisition and tracking||5%|