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Fall 2008-2009
ELE 485   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Signal Analysis and Communication Systems

Paul S. Henry

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. There will be 6 laboratory assignments and approximately 6-7 homework 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..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20720 L01 09:00:00 am - 10:20:00 am M W   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:10 Limit:29
20718 B01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F110   Enrolled:3 Limit:20
20719 B02 07:30:00 pm - 10:20:00 pm Th   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F110   Enrolled:4 Limit:20
20721 B03 07:30:00 pm - 10:20:00 pm T   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F110   Enrolled:3 Limit:20