Unit Description Hours
1 Introduction to digital communications, block diagram, history 1
2 Super fast review of Fourier transform properties, probability, random variables, wide-sense stationary processes 2
3 Complex baseband and passband representations 2
4 Signal representation in Digital Communications – orthogonal signal expansions, signal space representation of general modulation formats 2
5 Digital modulation formats – ASK, QAM, PSK, Differential PSK, FSK 3
6 Spectral characteristics of linear modulation formats, baseband pulse shaping 1
7 Optimum receivers for the Additive white (Gaussian) noise channel – general structures for maximum likelihood receivers, correlators and matched filters 2
8 Error probability computations for common modulation formats, computation of bounds on the error probability 3
9 Differential detection for PSK and non-coherent detection for AWGN channels 3
10 Asymptotic performance calculations – asymptotic relative power efficiency 3
11 Differential detection for PSK and non-coherent detection for AWGN channels 2
12 Synchronization techniques 3
13 Signal design for bandlimited channels – ISI, Nyquist criterion, raised cosine pulses, pulse shapes for controlled ISI 2
14 Receiver design for ISI channels – ML detection, ZF, MMSE equalizers, DFE’s 2
15 Transmitter design for ISI channels – OFDM, precoding 2
16 Other advanced modulation formats – CPM, spread spectrum 2
17 Brief introduction to multiuser communication 3
Midterms 2
Total 40
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