#### EE446.01: INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION THEORY

Spring 1998 Schedule: Directed readings with meetings on Th from 10:00am-10:50am in Workman 205

Instructor: Kevin Wedeward, Office: Workman 221, Phone: (505)835-5708, email: wedeward@ee.nmt.edu, homepage: www.ee.nmt.edu/~wedeward/

Office Hours: MTF 2:00pm-3:00pm

Text: "Introduction to Communication Systems, 3rd ed." by Ferrel G. Stremler

Objectives:

• Develop a fundamental understanding of communication systems and the mathematical principles on which such systems are based.
• Obtain a basic understanding of various communication systems currently in use.

Topics:

• Introduction and Signal/System Review
• Amplitude Modulation/Demodulation
• Frequency and Phase Modulation/Demodulation
• Pulse Modulation
• Probability and Random Variables
• Effects of Noise in Amplitude, Frequency, and Phase Modulation Systems
• Digital Modulation and Transmission

1. Read Chapter 1, Sections 5.1, 5.2, 5.3
2. Read Sections 5.4 (no 5.4.2), 5.5, 5.8, 5.9, 5.10
4. Read Sections 6.3, 6.4, 6.5
7. Read Sections 7.0, 7.1, 7.2
8. Read Sections 7.4, 7.6, 7.7

Homework: Homework will be assigned, collected, and graded on a weekly basis. You are encouraged to work with other students as long as the written work turned in is your own.

1. PS1 due Th 01/29/98: Problems 5.1.2, 5.1.4, 5.2.4a,b,c,d, 5.2.6, 5.3.1
2. PS2 due Th 02/05/98: Drill Problems 5.4.1, 5.4.3, 5.4.4; Problems 5.4.4, 5.5.1
3. PS3 due Th 02/12/98: Drill Problems 6.1.1, 6.2.1, Problem 6.2.1
4. PS4 due F 02/20/98: Drill Problems 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 6.4.1, Problems 6.4.1, 6.5.1
5. PS5 due F 02/27/98: Drill Problems 6.6.1, 6.7.1, 6.7.2, Problem 6.6.2
6. PS6 due F 03/06/98: Drill Problem 6.8.1, Problems 5.7.1a,b, 6.8.4
7. PS7 due F 03/27/98: Drill Problem 7.2.1, Problem 7.1.2
8. PS8 due F 04/03/98: Drill Problems 7.4.1, 7.6.1, Problem 7.6.4