EEE 309

Course Code: EEE 309
Course Name:
Communication Systems
Credit Hours:
Detailed Syllabus:

Overview of Communication Systems: Basic principles, fundamental elements, system limitations, message source, bandwidth requirements, transmission media types, bandwidth and transmission capacity. Noise: Source, characteristics of various types of noise and S/N ratio. Information Theory: Measure of information, source encoding, error free communication over a noisy channel, channel capacity of a continuous system and channel capacity of a discrete memory less system, communication entropy, data compression. Communication Systems: Analog and digital communication, carrier, baseband, band pass and broadband communication; broadcast- and point to point mode of communication. Continuous Wave Modulation: AM- DSB, SSB, VSB, QAM, spectral analysis of each type, envelope and synchronous detection; angle modulation instantaneous frequency, FM, PM, spectral analysis, demodulation of FM and PM. Pulse Modulation: Sampling- sampling theorem, Nyquist criterion, aliasing, instantaneous and natural sampling; PAM principle, bandwidth requirements; PCM quantization principle, quantization noise, non-uniform quantization, signal to quantization error ratio, demodulation of PCM, DPCM and DM principle, adaptive DM; line coding formats and bandwidths. Digital Modulation: ASK principle, bandwidth requirements, detection, noise performance; PSK principle, bandwidth requirements, detection, DPSK, QPSK- noise performance, FSK- principle, continuous and discontinuous phase FSK, detection of FSK, MSK- bandwidth requirements. Multiplexing: TDM- principle, receiver synchronization, frame synchronization, TDM of multiple bit rate systems; FDM- principle, demultiplexing; WDM, multiple access network- TDMA, FDMA, CDMA- spread spectrum multiplexing, coding technique and constraints of CDMA. Communication Systems Design: Design parameters, channel selection criteria and performance simulation.