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EE354 - Communication Systems

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  • COURSE INFORMATON

    Course Title

    Code

    Semester

    C +P + L  Hour

    Credits

    ECTS

    COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

    EE354

    6

    3 + 0 + 2

    4

    7

     

    Prerequisites

    EE361 - Introduction to Digital Signal Processing

     

    Language of Instruction

    English

    Course Level

    Undergraduate

    Course Type

    Core

    Course Coordinator

    Engin Masazade

    Instructors

    Engin Masazade

    Assistants

    Veysel Yaman Akgün

    Goals

    The aim of this course is to introduce students the fundamental transmitter and receiver components in a digital communication system. We develop the necessary theoretical background for the students who continue to work on technical elective communications related courses.

    Content

    Analysis and Transmission of Signals, Amplitude modulation and demodulation, Angle modulation and demodulation, Sampling theorem, Pulse Amplitude Modulation, Quantization, Coding, Analog to Digital Conversion, Baseband Data Transmission, Intersymbol interference, Coherent Receivers.

     

    Learning Outcomes

    Program Outcomes

    Teaching Methods

    Assessment Methods

    (1)Ability to interpret the necessary concepts in the areas of signal processing and probability in order to analyze a communication system.

    1,2,3,4

    1, 2, 3

    A,B,D

    (2) Ability to explain sampling and quantization. Ability to calculate the rate of information for a given transmission bandwidth.

    1,2,3,4,5

    1, 2, 3, 6

    A,B,C,D

    (3)Ability to analyze the optimal receiving filter under channel noise. Ability to determine the bit error rate of the communication system.

    1,2,3

    1, 3

    A,B,D

    (4)Ability to discuss the power, bandwidth tradeoff at a fixed bit error rate for different modulation schemes.

    1,2,3

    1, 3

    A,B,D

    (5)Ability to implement the basic analog and digital communication schemes using hands-on laboratory experiments and using software.  Ability to interpret the results.

    1,2,3,4

    1, 6

    A,B,C,D

     

    Teaching Methods:

     

    1: Lecture, 2: Problem Solving, 3: Simulation, 4: Seminar, 5: Interdisciplinary group working, 6: Laboratory, 7: Term research paper, 8: Guest Speaker, 9: Sample Project Review

    Assessment Methods:

    A: Exam, B: Quiz, C: Experiment, D: Homework, E: Project

     

     

    COURSE CONTENT

    Week

    Topics

    Study Materials

    1

    Course overview, Fourier series representation of periodic signals.

    Textbook

    2

    Properties of the Fourier Transform

    Textbook

    3

    Amplitude Modulation

    Textbook

    4

    Angle Modulation

    Textbook

    5

    Sampling Theorem

    Textbook

    6

    Midterm I

    Textbook

    7

    Quantization and PCM

    Textbook

    8

    Nyquist’s 1. Criteria for zero ISI

    Textbook

    9

    Minimum transmission bandwidth and Line Coding

    Textbook

    10

    Matched filter Receiver

    Textbook

    11

    Bit error rate (BER) analysis for binary PAM signals.

    Textbook

    12

    Analysis of binary PAM and M-ary PAM. Analyzing the trade-offs in terms of power, bandwidth and BER.

    Textbook

    13

    Midterm II

    Textbook

    14

     Analyzing the trade-offs of modulation schemes PSK, FSK in terms of power, bandwidth and BER.

    Textbook

     

    RECOMMENDED SOURCES

    Textbook

    B.P. Lathi and Z. Ding, Modern Digital and Analog Communication Systems, 4th edition, Oxford University Press

    Additional Resources

     B. Sklar, Digital Communications, 2nd edition, Prentice Hall

     

    MATERIAL SHARING

    Documents

    Pre-lab Matlab codes, Laboratory Handouts

    Assignments

    Homework Solutions

    Exams

     

    ASSESSMENT

    IN-TERM STUDIES

    NUMBER

    PERCENTAGE

    Midterms

    2

    53

    Quizzes

    2

    12

    Laboratory

    10

    30

    Homework

    5

    5

     

    100

    CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

     

    35

    CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

     

    65

    Total

     

    100

     

    COURSE CATEGORY

    Expertise/Field Courses

     

    COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM

    No

    Program Learning Outcomes

    Contribution

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    1

    Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering subjects pertaining to the relevant discipline; ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve engineering problems.

    X

    2

    Ability to identify, formulate, and solve Electrical and Electronics Engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.

    X

    3

    Ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.

    X

    4

    Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for engineering practice; ability to employ information technologies effectively.

    X

    5

    Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating engineering problems

    X

    6

    Ability to access information; For this purpose ability to perform database searching and conduct literature review.

    7

    Ability to work efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually.

    8

    Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of one foreign language.

    9

    Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself.

    10

    Awareness of professional and ethical responsibility.

    X

    11

    Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.

    12

    Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Activities

    Quantity

    Duration (Hour)

    Total Workload (Hour)

    Course Duration

    14

    3

    42

    Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

    14

    6

    84

    Mid-terms

    2

    2

    4

    Quizzes

    2

    0.5

    1

    Homework

    4

    5

    20

    Final examination

    1

    4

    4

    Laboratory

    10

    2

    20

    Total Work Load

     

     

    175

    Total Work Load / 25 (h)

     

     

    7

    ECTS Credit of the Course

     

     

    7

     

     

     

  • Syllabus
  • Course Outline:

    Analysis and Transmission of Signals, Amplitude modulation and demodulation, Angle modulation and demodulation, Sampling theorem, Pulse Amplitude Modulation, Quantization, Coding, Analog to Digital Conversion, Baseband Data Transmission, Intersymbol interference, Coherent Receivers.