Course Rationale and Goals
The course is planned as a senior-level ‘Technical Elective’ course. It assumes that the students have a background in signals and systems, frequency domain spectrum, probability and statistics. The course presents the fundamentals of digital communication systems and evaluates the performance of digital signaling on physical channels.
Binary On-off Keying (OOK), Phase-shift Keying (BPSK) and Frequency-shift Keying (FSK) techniques will be introduced and examined
Quadrature Phase-shift Keying (QPSK), M-ary Phase-shift Keying (MPSK) and Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) techniques will be introduced and examined
Review of probability theory, random variables, probability density functions, ensemble averages, distributions and functional transformation of random variables.
Random processes, stationarity and ergodicity, correlation functions, power spectral density, Wiener-Khintchine Theorem, white noise, bandpass processes