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Principles of Communication Engineering II
Autumn 2006/2007


News

  • Class Evaluation: The class evaluation will be online between January 2 to January 12. I would very much appreciate your feedback, so please spend these couple of minutes to fill out the online form! Thanks!
  • Final Exam: The final exam will take place on
    • Tuesday, January 9, 10:10-13:00 (Note that this is one hour longer than usual!)
    Regulations:
    • open book: any book is allowed
    • not allowed are: any telecommunication devices like mobile phones, any laptop with wireless capabilities, any "friend", or any other help from outside...
    • covered material: everything covered in class
  • Mid-Term Exam: The mid-term exam will take place on
    • Thursday, November 9, 15:40-18:30 (Note that this is one hour longer than usual!)
    Regulations:
    • open book: any book is allowed
    • not allowed are: any telecommunication devices like mobile phones, any laptop with wireless capabilities, any "friend", or any other help from outside...
    • covered material: everything covered in class until (but not including) FSK

Instructor

Stefan M. Moser
Engineering Building IV, Room 727
phone: 03-571 21 21 ext. 54548
e-mail:

Teaching Assistant

Lin Ding-Jie
Engineering Building IV, Room 711
e-mail:

Time and Place

The course is scheduled for 4 hours per week:

  • Tuesday, 10:10--12:00, Engineering Building IV, Room 111
  • Thursday, 15:40--17:30, Engineering Building IV, Room 111

Course Objectives

The major goal of Principles of Communication Engineering (I,II) is to teach students about the basic principles underlying the operation and design of a communication system. It is a core course in the Department of Communication Engineering. The course will follow approximately the following schedule:

  • Passband Digital Transmission (Chapter 6)
  • Spread Spectrum Modulation (Chapter 7)
  • Multiuser Radio Communications (Chapter 8)
  • Fundamental Limits in Information Theory (Chapter 9)
  • Error-Control Coding (Chapter 10)

We expect a student who finishes the course to be able to understand the basic operating principles of current communication systems or standards. Moreover, we sincerely hope that a student who learns the course material will be equipped with the ability to analyze and design a communication system.

Prerequisites

  • Signals and Systems (preferably)
  • Probability (preferably)
  • Principles of Communication Engineering I (preferably)

Textbook

Simon Haykin: "Communication Systems," 4th ed., Wiley, 2001.

Further references and recommended readings:

  • R. E. Ziemer and W. H. Tranter: "Principles of Communications," 5th ed., Wiley, 2002.
  • John G. Proakis: "Digital Communications," 4th ed., McGraw-Hill, 2001.
  • Thomas M. Cover and Joy A. Thomas: "Elements of Information Theory," Wiley, 1991.

Grading

Your grade will be an average of

  • your homework (15%)
  • the midterm exam (35%)
  • the final exam (50%)

The grade of your homework will not be based on the correctness of your answers, but rather the effort you show in trying to solve them. To pass the course there is the additional condition that at least 10 exercises have to be handed in.

This course is worth 3 credits.

Time Table

Date Topic Handouts Exercise (due on) Solutions Comments
12 Sept. Introduction, modulation schemes and PAM Syllabus Exercise 1 (19 Sept.)    
14 Sept. PAM, Gaussian random variables Handout 1      
19 Sept. Random vectors   Exercise 2 (26 Sept.)    
21 Sept. Gaussian random vectors     Solutions 1  
26 Sept. Stochastic processes   Exercise 3 (3 Oct.)    
28 Sept. Stochastic processes, hypothesis testing     Solutions 2  
3 Oct. Hypothesis testing   Exercise 4 (12 Oct.)    
5 Oct. Hypothesis testing     Solutions 3  
10 Oct. No lecture   -----    
12 Oct. Power spectral density   Exercise 5 (17 Oct.) Solutions 4  
17 Oct. PSD of PAM, sampling theorem, modulation in passband   Exercise 6 (24 Oct.)    
19 Oct. Modulation in passband: QAM Handout 2,
Handout 3
  Solutions 5  
24 Oct. QAM, BPSK, QPSK Handout 4 Exercise 7 (31 Oct.)    
26 Oct. QPSK, Classification, FSK     Solutions 6  
31 Oct. FSK, MSK   Exercise 8 (14 Nov.)    
2 Nov. MSK     Solutions 7  
7 Nov. MSK, CPM   -----    
9 Nov. Midterm Exam     -----  
14 Nov. MFSK, non-coherent detection   Exercise 9 (21 Nov.)    
16 Nov. Non-coherent BFSK, DPSK, voiceband modems     Solutions 8  
21 Nov. Voiceband modems, multichannel modulation   Exercise 10 (28 Nov.)    
23 Nov. Discrete Multitone, Spread Spectrum Modulation     Solutions 9  
28 Nov. Pseudo noise sequences, direct sequence spread spectrum   Exercise 11 (5 Dec.)    
30 Nov. Frequency hop spread-spectrum system, multiple access techniques, wireless communication     Solutions 10  
5 Dec. Wireless communication Handout 5 Exercise 12 (12 Dec.)    
7 Dec. Diversity     Solutions 11  
12 Dec. Time-diversity, frequency diversity   Exercise 13 (19 Dec.)    
14 Dec. Frequency diversity, Shannon's measure of information     Solutions 12  
19 Dec. Shannon's measure of information, efficient coding of a single RV   Exercise 14 (26 Dec.)    
21 Dec. Efficient coding of an information source     Solutions 13  
26 Dec. Coding for a noisy digital channel   Exercise 15 (2 Jan.)    
28 Dec. Differential entropy, coding theorem for AWGN channel     Solutions 14  
2 Jan. Block coding   Exercise 16 (4 Jan.)   Class evaluation online until Jan. 12!
4 Jan. Block coding     Solutions 15,
Solutions 16
 
9 Jan. Final Exam   -----    
11 Jan. Discussion of final exam        

Special Remarks

The lecture will be held in English.


-||-   _|_ _|_     /    __|__   Stefan M. Moser
[-]     --__|__   /__\    /__   Senior Researcher & Lecturer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
_|_     -- --|-    _     /  /   Adj. Professor, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan
/ \     []  \|    |_|   / \/    Web: http://moser-isi.ethz.ch/


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