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