EEC 450 – Communications

Course Description and Objectives

This course focuses on the fundamentals of analog and digital communication systems. We cover baseband pulse and digital signaling; bandpass signaling principles and circuitry; AM, FM and digital modulated systems. This course is designed to:

1. Introduce students to the basic concepts of digital and analog communication systems.
2. Expose students to baseband and bandpass digital communication systems and circuitry.
3. Solidify understanding of concepts through introduction of analog and advanced digital modulation schemes.
4. Allow students to make real-world connections by introducing concrete examples.

Prerequisites

EE: EEC 313, EEC 318, ESC 310. CE: EEC 313, ESC 310.

Prerequisites by Topic

Fourier series and transforms, Linear system response, Probability

Instructor

Prof. Mehdi Rahmati
Email: m.rahmati @ csuohio DOT edu
Office location: Fenn Hall 336
Office hours: TBD

Teaching Assistant

TBD
Email: TBD
Office hours: TBD

Textbook

Picture of Textbook 

References:

  • Digital and Analog Communication Systems, by Leon W. Couch II, 8th Edition, Pearson, 2013.

  • Modern Digital and Analog Communication Systems, by B. P. Lathi and Zhi Ding, 5th Edition, Oxford University Press, 2018.

Grading

Letter assignments will be made in accordance with the grading policies of the university.

  • Midterm I: 25%

  • Midterm II: 25%

  • Final: 30% (cumulative)

  • Homework: 20%

Resources (Blackboard)

Please see Blackboard for slides, videos, and other resources.

Schedule

  • Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION

  • Chapter 2: SIGNALS AND LINEAR SYSTEMS

  • Chapter 3: AMPLITUDE MODULATION

  • Chapter 4: ANGLE MODULATION

  • Chapter 5: PROBABILITY AND RANDOM PROCESSES (partially will be covered)

  • Chapter 6: EFFECT OF NOISE ON ANALOG COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS (partially will be covered)

  • Chapter 7: ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERSION

  • Chapter 8: DIGITAL MODULATION METHODS IN AN ADDITIVE WHITE GAUSSIAN NOISE CHANNEL

  • Chapter 9: MULTIDIMENSIONAL DIGITAL MODULATION

  • Chapter 10: DIGITAL TRANSMISSION THROUGH BANDLIMITED AWGN CHANNELS (partially will be covered)

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