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Principles of Communication Engineering II
|Prof. Su Yu Ted||Prof. Stefan M. Moser|
|Engineering Building IV, Office 803||Engineering Building IV, Office 727|
|phone: 03-571 21 21 ext. 31820||phone: 03-571 21 21 ext. 54548|
Prof. Su will teach the course in Chinese, while Prof. Moser will teach in English.
If you have questions you would like to discuss, you may contact the TAs of this class.
Prof. Su's TA's:
Prof. Moser's TA's:
The course is scheduled for 4 hours per week:
The course starts on Tuesday, 19 February, and finishes on Thursday, 19 June.
NCTU requests that every teacher offers two hours per week where students may come to ask questions:
However, we would like to encourage you to show up in the teacher's or teaching assistant's office at any time in case you have questions about the class or related subjects. Moreover, we are always available during and after classes.
Simon Haykin: "Communication Systems," 4th ed., Wiley, 2001.
Further references and recommended readings:
For certain topics there will be additional handouts during classes.
Every week, an exercise will be made available online for download. This exercise will consist of several problems that need to be solved at home and handed in during the class of the following week. A model solution will be available online afterwards.
We believe the exercises to be extremely important and crucial to the understanding of the course. They also serve as a preparation for the mid-term and final exams and we therefore highly recommend to solve them. To pass the course you need to hand in at least 10 exercises.
There will be three mid-term exams and one final exam. The mid-term exams are going to last one hour and be closed-book. The final exam will be three hours and open-book. Details about the covered material will be published in due time.
The grade will be an average of
The grade of the homework will not be based on the correctness of the answers, but rather on the effort the student shows in trying to solve them. This course is worth 3 credits.
The course is taught in parallel in two classes: one class is taught in Chinese, one class is taught in English. Note, however, that all exercises, handouts, and exams will be identical in both classes and written in English only.
|W||Date||Topic||Handouts||Exercise (due on)||Solutions||Comments|
|1||19 Feb.||Introduction; review: modulation schemes, PAM, signal-space representation||Syllabus (Version 5)||Exercise 1 (26 Feb.)|
|21 Feb.||Review: matched filter, Nyquist criterion, demodulation in noise||Nyquist Criterion||-----|
|2||26 Feb.||Review: hypothesis testing, Gaussian RV, MAP, ML||Gaussian Distribution||Exercise 2 (4 Mar.)|
|28 Feb.||No lecture (Holiday)||Solutions 1|
|3||4 Mar.||Review: hypothesis testing, Gaussian RV, MAP, ML, probability of error||Hypothesis Testing||Exercise 3 (11 Mar.)|
|6 Mar.||Review: power spectral density (PSD) of PAM, sampling theorem||Power Spectral Density||Solutions 2|
|4||11 Mar.||Modulation in passband, QAM, probability of error||Passband Signals and their Representation||Exercise 4 (18 Mar.)|
|13 Mar.||PSD of QAM, CAP, BPSK, QPSK, offset QPSK, Pi/4-shifted QPSK||Solutions 3|
|5||18 Mar.|| M-ary PSK, classification of modulation schemes
First Mid-Term Exam
|Exercise 5 (25 Mar.)||Mid-term exam is closed-book|
|20 Mar.||FSK||Solutions to Midterm Exam 1, Solutions 4|
|6||25 Mar.||MSK||Exercise 6 (1 Apr.)|
|27 Mar.||CPM, MFSK, noncoherent detection||Solutions 5|
|7||1 Apr.||Noncoherent detection, noncoherent BFSK, noncoherent matched filter, DPSK||Exercise 7 (8 Apr.)|
|3 Apr.||No lecture (Holiday)||Solutions 6|
|8||8 Apr.||Voiceband modems, multichannel modulation, loading, waterfilling||Exercise 8 (15 Apr.)|
|10 Apr.||Discrete multitone, OFDM||Solutions 7|
|9||15 Apr.||Synchronization||Exercise 9 (29 Apr.)|
|17 Apr.||Synchronization||Solutions 8|
|10||22 Apr.|| Spread spectrum modulation, pseudo-noise sequences, LFSR
Second Mid-Term Exam
|-----||Mid-term exam is closed-book|
|24 Apr.||Direct sequence spread spectrum coherent BPSK||LFSR (only for interested students)||-----||The handout LFSR is not part of the exam material|
|11||29 Apr.||Frequency hop spread spectrum, multiple access techniques, free space propagation model||Exercise 10 (6 May)||Solutions to Midterm Exam 2|
|1 May||Noise figure, radio link analysis||Solutions 9|
|12||6 May||Wireless communications, propagation effects: multipath, Doppler effect, WSSUS, delay-Doppler spreading function, scattering function||Exercise 11 (13 May)|
|8 May||Classification of fading channels, diversity: example Rayleigh fading||Solutions 10|
|13||13 May||Time diversity||Exercise 12 (20 May)|
|15 May||Frequency diversity, speech coding: PCM, DPCM, DM||Solutions 11|
|14||20 May||Spectral waveform coding, model based coding||-----||Solutions 12|
|22 May|| Third Mid-Term Exam
Shannon's measure of information: entropy
|-----|| ATTENTION: This is a 2 hours exam starting an hour earlier: 12:30-14:20
Mid-term exam is closed-book
|15||27 May||Mutual information, efficient coding of a single random variable, Shannon-Fano coding, Huffman coding||Exercise 13 (3 Jun.)||Solutions to Midterm Exam 3|
|29 May||Source coding theorem for a DMS and block parser, coding for a noisy digital channel, channel capacity||-----|
|1 June||Fourth (Make-Up) Mid-Term Exam|| ATTENTION: This is a 2 hours exam on Sunday: 19:30-21:30
Mid-term exam is closed-book
|16||3 Jun.||Channel coding theorem, computing capacity of a DMC, capacity of a AWGN channel||Exercise 14 (10 Jun.)||The class evaluation is online until June 20. Please take 5 minutes to fill it out!|
|5 Jun.||Block codes, Hamming distance|| Solutions 13,
Solutions to Midterm Exam 4
|17||10 Jun.||Linear block codes, parity-check codes||Exercise 15 (12 Jun.)|
|12 Jun.||Convolutional codes, Viterbi algorithm, finding a metric|| Solutions 14,
|18||17 Jun.||Turbo codes, LDPC codes, time for questions||-----|
|19 Jun.||Final Exam||-----|| ATTENTION: This is a 3 hours exam: 12:30-15:20
Final exam is open-book
-||- _|_ _|_ / __|__ Stefan M. Moser
[-] --__|__ /__\ /__ Senior Researcher & Lecturer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
_|_ -- --|- _ / / Adj. Professor, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan
/ \  \| |_| / \/ Web: http://moser-isi.ethz.ch/