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ECEN 5692 - Principles of Digital Communication


Catalog Data ECEN 5692 (3). Principles of Digital Communication. Techniques for efficient and reliable transmission of information over bandwidth and power constrained communication channels; digital modulation methods, power spectral density calculations, optimum receiver principles, error rate analysis, channel coding potential in wired/wireless media, trellis coded modulation, and equalization.
Credits and Design 3 credit hours. Elective course.
Prerequisite(s) ECEN 3300, Linear Systems
ECEN 5612, Noise and Random Processes
Textbook Notes.
  
Course Objectives Learn to analyze and design digital modulation and demodulation schemes for memoryless channels and channels with memory.
Topics Covered
  1. Introduction to mathematical techniques of digital communication theory: fundamentals of probability, introduction to random processes, spectral analysis of deterministic and random signals, narrow band signals and bandpass systems, discrete representation of deterministic and random signals, elements of detection theory.
  2. Waveform transmission over the additive Gaussian channel: memoryless modulation, optimum receivers for coherent and noncoherent demodulation, error probability performance.
  3. Digital modulation schemes: important modulation methods, receivers, error rate performance, comparison between signalling schemes, and practical applications. `
  4. System design for intersymbol interference channels: optimum design of receivers under the Nyquist criterion, the mean-squared error criterion, and the maximum likelihood sequence receiver.

Last revised: 08-02-11, PM, ARP.