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Fall 2006-2007
ELE 485   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Signal Analysis and Communication Systems

Stuart C. Schwartz

The course deals with the engineering aspects of analog and digital communications. Systems discussed include AM/FM radio and TV broadcasting, digital communications such as phase and frequency shift keying, satellite communications, and mobile (cellular) telephony. Topics studied include: continuous wave-modulation (AM and FM), pulse modulated systems, multiplexing, random processes and noise modeling, correlation functions and power spectra, SNR (signal-to-noise) evaluation in analog communications, probability of error calculation in digital communications, synchronization and spread spectrum systems.

Sample reading list:
S. Haykin, Communication Systems
Ziemer & Tranter, Principles of Communications, 5th edition
Carlson, Communication Systems
J. Gibson, Modern Communication Systems
J. Proakis & M. Salehi, Communication Systems Engineering

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading, homework problems and laboratory assignments.

Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 40%
Lab Reports - 20%
Problem set(s) - 20%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
ELE 301 and ORF309..

Other information:
Class lectures wil involve interactive stimulations of communications principles and systems. Students will be provided with the simulation software packages which will be used in both the class and for homeworks.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20664 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm M W   Friend Center   109   Enrolled:9 Limit:29
20662 B01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F110   Enrolled:2 Limit:20
20663 B02 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm Th   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F110   Enrolled:7 Limit:20