EE 446, Introduction to Communications Theory
Course number and name: EE 446, Introduction to Communications Theory
Credits and contact hours: 3 credits, 3 class hours
Specific course information:
- Brief description of the content of the course:
- Principles of communications theory. Modulation techniques, random signals and noise, analysis of communication systems in presence of noise, digital communication, matched filters, channel capacity, multiple access.
- Prerequisites or Co-requisites:
- Prerequisite: EE 341(Signals and Linear Systems)
- Prerequisite: MATH 382 (Probabilty and Statistics)
- Co-requisites: None
- Indicate whether a required or elective course in the program:
- Selected Elective for Electrical Engineering
Specific goals for the course:
- Specific Outcomes addressed by the course:
- Learn fundamentals of communication theory both analog and digital.
- Learn how to analyze, tests, and design communication systems in the presence of noise.
- Student Outcomes addressed by the course:
- This course is not directly used as part of the electrical engineering departmentís student learning outcomes assessment program.
Brief list of topics to be covered:
- Introduction to communication systems
- Signal and linear system analysis
- Basic modulation techniques
- Probability and random variables
- Random signals and noise
- Noise in modulation systems
- Data transmissions in noise
- Optimal receivers and signal space concepts
- Selected communication topics