Day/Time: | MW 11:00pm -- 12:15pm EST |
Location: | ITV Building (045) -- Room 1111 |
Armand M. Makowski | |
Office: | AVW - 2357 |
Voice: | (301) 405 - 6844 |
Fax: | (301) 314 - 9281 |
Email: | armand@isr.umd.edu |
Day/Time: | MW 9:30am - 10:45am EST |
Also by appointment |
Required text: | Simon Haykin and Michael Moher |
Communication Systems 5th Edition | |
John Wiley & Sons (2009) | |
ISBN 978-0-471-69790-9 |
Simon Haykin, Communication Systems 4th Edition , John Wiley & Sons (2001), ISBN 0-471-17869-1 |
Traditional outlets | Amazon | Amazon |
Barnes & Noble | Barnes & Noble | |
Ecampus' Market Place | Market Place | |
TextBookX.com | TextBookX.com | |
Buy.com | Buy.com | |
Textbooks.com | Textbooks.com |
Also, some sites allow you to rent books while others will offer e-versions to be downloaded.
Additional material and information can be found in the following books and references with coverage similar to the text of Lathi and Ding:
L.W. Couch, II Digitial and Analog Communication Systems (Sixth Edition), Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River (NJ), 2001. | |
S. Haykin, Communication Systems (Fourth Edition), John Wiley and Sons, 2001 | |
J.G. Proakis and M. Salehi, Fundamentals of Communication Systems, Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River (NJ), 2005. | |
M.S. Roden, Analog and Digital Communication Systems (Fifth Edition), Discovery Press, Los Angeles (CA), 2003. |
The following book discusses the ways in which people and computer deal with information -- a highly readable and strongly recommended introduction to the digital age:
R.W. Lucky, Silicon Dreams: Information, Man and Machine, St. Martin's Press, New York (NY) (1989). |
The next title contains a reprint of Shannon's original 1948 BSTJ papers that launched the digital age -- a must for all serious students of communications:
C. E. Shannon and W. Weaver, The Mathematical Theory of Communication, University of Illinois Press, Urbana (IL) (1949). |
Communication is the process by which a message generated at one point is represented by a signal that is transmitted through an imperfect medium to a receiver, where a (hopefully accurate) estimate of the message is reconstructed. Topics to be covered include:
An understanding of analog-to-digital (A/D) and digital-to-analog (D/A) conversions, and of techniques for implementing these processes;
A presentation of continuous waveform modulation techniques (including amplitude modulation and angle modulation techniques), with emphasis on time and frequency representations, bandwidth requirements, power efficiency, coherent and envelope detection;
A discussion of intersymbol interference, and ways of combatting it through baseband pulse shaping;
A good appreciation of the time/frequency representation of signals and the effects of various kinds of modulation schemes on the same;
Insights into the role of random processes in communication systems analaysis, both as a model for system noise and as a model for message generation;
ENEE 322: | Signal and System Theory (or equivalent) |
ENEE 324: | Engineering Probability (or equivalent) |
Homeworks will be assigned, collected and graded on a regular basis. Each assignment will contain ten (10) homework problems, but only three (3), selected at random, will be graded. The resulting grade will contribute for 10% of the grade for the course; see below for details. Homework assignments and answer sets can be found by simply clicking here.
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On the Fourier transform of constants -- Click here to visualize the behavior of the natural approximations
Lecture notes on Data compression, Coding (General facts), Linear codes, Fourier series, Quantization, Sampling and Angle modulation will be made available. Comments and feedback welcome. These lecture notes may be periodically updated.
Teaching Assistant: | Siddarth PAL |
Cell Ph: 301-310-4577 | |
Email: siddharth.pal@hotmail.com, spal@umd.edu | |
GRA Office: AVW 2458 | |
Office hours: | Room AVW 1145 |
Tu (4:30pm -- 5:30pm) | |
Th (4:30pm -- 5:30pm) |
During the recitations, the TA will discuss the solutions to various exercises and review some key points of the course material. Notes used during these recitations can be found here.
The final grade for the course will be based on performance on homework assignments, two tests and a final exam; their respective contributions to the final grade are listed below. All examinations will take place in the classroom EGR -- Room 1102
Homeworks | On a regular basis | Three (3) questions out of ten (10) | |
(10%) | |||
Exam 1 | October 17 | Closed book with one-page crib sheet allowed | Answer key now available |
(25%) | Chapter 10: Sections 10.1 -- 10.5 and Sections 10.10 -- 10.11 | ||
You may want to read also Sections 10.6 -- 10.9 for additional background. | |||
Lecture notes on Data compression, Coding (General facts) and Linear codes. | |||
Exam 2 | November 21 | Closed book with one-page crib sheet allowed | Answer key now available |
(30%) | Chapter 2: Sections 2.1 -- 2.6, Section 2.7 (Omit Example 2.2), Sections 2.8 -- 2.9 (up to top of p. 55). | ||
Chapter 3: Sections 3.1 -- 3.9 | |||
Chapter 4: Sections 4.1--4.3 (up to p. 117) | |||
Final | December 15 | CUMULATIVE. Closed book with one-page crib sheet allowed | Answer key will be available here |
(35%) | Chapter 10: Sections 10.1 -- 10.5 and Sections 10.10 -- 10.11 | ||
Lecture notes on Data compression, Coding (General facts) and Linear codes. | |||
Chapter 2: Sections 2.1 -- 2.6, Section 2.7 (Omit Example 2.2), Sections 2.8 -- 2.9 (up to top of p. 55). | |||
Lecture notes on Fourier series | |||
Chapter 3: Sections 3.1-3.8 | |||
Chapter 4: Sections 4.1--4.3 (up to p. 117) | |||
Lecture notes on Angle modulation | |||
Chapter 7: Sections 7.1 -- 7.12 | |||
Lecture notes on Sampling and Quantization. |
08/29/2012 | First day of class | Welcome to ENEE 420 |
09/03/2012 | Labor Day | No class and last swim of the 2012 summer season |
09/17/2012 | S. Pal will give the lecture | |
09/26/2012 | S. Pal will give the lecture | |
10/17/2012 | Test # 1 | In class exam (Closed book but one-page crib sheet allowed) |
11/16/2012 | Additional class | 4:15pm -- 6:00pm (Classroom CISC-1122) |
11/21/2012 | Test # 2 | In class exam (Closed book but one-page crib sheet allowed) |
11/22/2012 | Thanksgiving | No class |
12/11/2012 | Last day of class | |
12/15/2012 | Final Exam | 8:00am - 10:00pm (Classroom ITV-1111) |
BE THERE ON TIME! | ||
(CUMULATIVE. Closed book but one-page crib sheet allowed) |