ECE Course Outline

ECE4601

Communication Systems (3-0-3)

Prerequisites
See topical outline
Corequisites
None
Catalog Description
To present the fundamentals of modern digital communication systems and evaluate their performance with realistic channel models.
Textbook(s)
Simon Haykin, Digital Communication Systems, Wiley, 2014. ISBN 9780471647355 (required)

Topical Outline
Prerequisites: (ECE 3020 [min C] or ECE 3040 [min C] or ECE 3084 [min C]) and (CEE/ISYE/MATH 3770 or ISYE 2027 or ECE 3077)


Review of Probability and Random Processes
  Basics of Probability
  Statistical Averages
  Some Useful Distributions
  Random Processes
  Statistical Characterization of Random Processes
  Power Spectral Density
  Random Processes Through Linear Systems
  Gaussian Random Processes

Baseband Pulse Transmission
  Matched Filters
  Probability of Error due to Noise
  Intersymbol Interference
  Nyquist Pulse Shaping
  Partial Response Signaling
  M-ary PAM Transmission
  Linear Equalizers
  Adaptive Equalizers

Digital Bandpass Transmission
  Representations of Bandpass Signals and Systems
  Signal-space Representations
  Detection of Known Signals in AWGN
  Correlation and Matched Filter Receivers
  Error Probability for Binary Signals
  Detection of Signals with Unknown Phase
  Differential Detection
  M-ary Modulation Techniques

Spread Spectrum Modulation
  Pseudo-noise Sequences
  Direct-Sequence Spread Spectrum
  Frequency-Hopped Spread Spectrum
  Code Division Multiple Access

Information Theory - as time allows
  Uncertainty, Information, Entropy
  Source coding Theorem
  Data Compaction
  Discrete Memoryless Channel
  Mutual Information
  Channel Capacity

Error Control Coding - as time allows
  Linear Block Codes
  Convolutional Codes
  The Viterbi Algorithm