Course descriptions

Below is a list of all the electrical engineering classes offered. Following each link will take you expanded information about the class.

EE446, Introduction to Communication Theory

No: EE 446
Title: Introduction to Communications Theory
Credits: 3
Structure/Schedule: Three 50 minute lectures per week
Designation: Elective

EE 341 (Signals and Linear Systems)
MATH 382

Co-requisites: None

Catalog Description: Principles of communication theory. Modulation techniques, random signals and noise, analysis of communication systems in presence of noise, digital communication, matched filters, channel capacity, multiple access.

Topics Covered:
• Introduction to Communication Systems
• Signal and Linear System Analysis
• Basic Modulation Techniques (linear modulation, angle modulation, analog pulse modulation, and delta modulation)
• Probability and Random Variables
• Random Signals and Noise
• Noise in Modulation Systems
• Binary Data Transmissions
• Multipath Interference
• M-ary data communications systems
• Spread-spectrum
• Multiple access schemes
• Information theory

Textbook: Principles of Communications: Systems, Modulation and Noise, 5th Edition, R.E. Ziemer and W.H. Tranter, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2002

Computer usage: Matlab

Past course web sites:
Spring 2006