Introduction to Digital Communications
Instructor: Vitaly Skachek
Lecture: Tue. 10.15 - 12.00, Paabel 219 (Ülikooli 17) (note the new location!)
Practice: Wednesday, 16:15-18:00, J. Liivi 2-224 (please note the new time and place!)
Office hours: TBA, J. Liivi 2-216 (or by appointment)
Contact: Vitaly Skachek
- The final test will take place on Tuesday, May 31st, starting at 12:15. The duration of the test is 3 hours. Place: J. Liivi 2-511. Any written and printed material is allowed in the test. No electronic devices (phones, laptops, tablets, etc.) are allowed.
There will be no lecture on Tuesday, April 5th, and no tutorial on Wednesday, April 6th. On April 12th the lecture will take place as usual. There will be no tutorial on Wednesday, February 24th. The lecture on Tuesday, February 23rd, will take place as scheduled.
- John Proakis and Masoud Salehi, Communication systems engineering
- Hwei Hsu, Analog and digital communications
- John Proakis, Digital communications
- Robert G. Gallager, Principles of digital communications
This course will introduce basic principles and techniques used in modern digital communications systems. The course is targeted towards the last year Bachelor's students, as well as Master's students in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Physics and Technology.
The students are assumed to pass basic courses in calculus, discrete mathematics and probability theory. The student will learn MATLAB and will use it to test different communications algorithms and techniques.
The final grade will be based on the grade of homeworks and of the final exam.
The following is a preliminary list of topics (some deviations from this list are possible):
1. Wireless channels
2. Digital versus analog communications.
3. Digital communication system model.
4. Source compression.
5. Vector representation of the signal.
6. Quantization and Sampling.
7. Feedback versus Forward error correction.
8. Gaussian noise model.
9. ML and MAP detection for Gaussian noise.
10. Error probability performance analysis.
11. Standard modulation schemes.
12. Pulse amplitude modulation (PAM).
13. Inter-symbol interference.
14. Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM).
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