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|A||LEC||0930 - 1050||T R||1302 Siebel Center for Comp Sci||Lav Varshney
|Official Description||Reliable communication of one bit of information over three types of channels: additive Gaussian noise, wireline, and wireless. Emphasis on the impact of bandwidth and power on the data rate and reliability, using discrete-time models. Technological examples used as case studies. Course Information: Prerequisite: ECE 210 and ECE 313.|
|Course Prerequisites||Credit in ECE 210
Credit in ECE 313 or STAT 410
|Detailed Description and Outline
Communication Systems are the basic workhorses behind the information age. Examples include high speed communication networks, wireless and wireline telephone systems, high speed modems, etc. The basic currency of information is digital: bits. Broadly speaking, this course is centered around a single theme:
reliably communicate bits over an unreliable physical medium.
The emphasis is on how to transfer this currency between a transmitter-receiver pair. The transfer involves a physical medium, whose input-output characteristics are not deterministically known. The curriculum has three broad parts:
These three parts are discussed in the course in the context of three specific physical media:
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|Required, Elective, or Selected Elective
100% Engineering Science
This course is aimed at introducing the fundamentals of digital communication to (junior) undergraduate students. The background expected includes a prior course in signals and systems (usually ECE 210 though it would be great to have concurrent registration in ECE 410) and familiarity with statistical and probabilistic methods (ECE 313). The goals of the course are to familiarize the students with the modeling, design and performance analysis of digital communication systems over two very common physical media: wireline and wireless channels.
At the end of the course, the students should be able to: