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ECE EEL 4515 - Digital Communication Systems

Curriculum Designation: Tier II Elective course for electrical engineering majors.

Course (Catalog) Description: Sampling principle, spectral analysis of digital waveforms and noise, pulse and digital transmission systems, digital multiplexing, error probabilities, and system performance.

Prerequisites: EEL 3135

Corequisites: EEL 4021

Text and/or other required material:

  • Sklar, B., Digital Communications Fundamentals and Applications, 2nd Ed., Prentice-Hall, 2001, ISBN 0-13-084788-7

Instructional Objectives:

  1. Define and apply basic random variable and random process principles.
  2. Design and evaluate analog to digital conversion systems including coding and multiplexing.
  3. Evaluate bandwidth of baseband, line coded signals (binary and M ary).
  4. Design optimal threshold detectors (matched filter and correlation).
  5. Determine the reliability of binary and M-ary signals in additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN).
  6. Design optimum receivers and evaluate reliability in geometric space.
  7. Evaluate and compare bandwidth and performance of digital modulation techniques.
  8. Perform link budget analysis of wired and wireless communication systems.
  9. Recognize the need for lifelong learning and identify methods to engage in lifelong learning.
  10. Explain or analyze contemporary issues in digital communications.

Topics Covered:

  1. Analog To Digital Conversion
  2. Multiplexing
  3. Digital Modulation
  4. Optimal Signal Detection
  5. Performance And Reliability Analysis
  6. Communication System Design And Analysis

Class Schedule: Three 50 minute or two 75 minute lectures per week (3 credit hours).

Contribution to Professional Component: Engineering topic: 3 credit hours

Science/Design (%): 65% / 35%

Relationship to ABET Student Outcomes: C, H, I, J, L, M and O (EE)

Prepared by: Bruce A. Harvey

Revised: September 23, 2016