ECEn 485: Introduction to Digital Communication Theory

Winter Semester 2012

Section 1: 406 CB on M W F at 09:00 am - 09:50 am & 413 CB on M at 03:00 pm - 05:50 pm

Instructor Information

Instructor: Michael RiceOffice: 443 CBOffice Hours: TBDOffice Phone: 801 422 4469Email: mdr@byu.eduWebsite Address: http://www.ece.byu.edu/faculty/mdr

Course Information

Texts & Materials

Required Vendor Price (new) Price (used)
Digital Communications: A Discrete-Time Approach (1st edition) By Michael Rice ISBN: 9780130304971 Prentice Hall (2008-04-21)Amazon$126.04$78.97

Description

Analysis and design of digital communications systems in AWGN: signal space concepts, modulation, matched filter and correlation detection, synchronization, performance. Computer-based design exercises.

Prerequisites

ECEn 370 (or equivalent); ECEn 380

Learning Outcomes

  • Fourier Transform

    An understanding of the relationship between the Fourier transform of continuous-time signal and the DTFT of its samples.

  • Digital Modulation

    Application of linear algebra in describing digital modulation using the constellation representation.

  • Statistics

    Application of probability and statistics to bit error rate analysis of digital communication systems.

  • PLL Loop Filter

    Ability to design the parameters of a PLL loop filter to meet given performance specifications.

  • Matched Filter Techniques

    Ability to apply matched filter techniques to detection.

  • Digital Communication

    Ability to simulate digital communication systems using Simulink and Matlab.

Grading Policies

Item Per Cent of Total Score
Homework 5%
Simulink Exercises 10%
Term Paper 10%
Midterm Exam 1 20%
Midterm Exam 2 20%
Final Exam 35%

Homework

Homework will be assigned regularly and will be due in class at the beginning of class on the due date. The homework problems are drawn from the textbook. Because I do not allow late homework to be turned in, there is no "late homework policy."

Laboratory Exercises

The laboratory exercises are designed to reinforce the theoretical concepts covered in the course by providing a hands-on experience at the block diagram level. The exercises are based on the MATLAB's SIMULINK block diagram simulator. We will be using MATLAB and SIMULINK on the PCs in room 413 CB during the laboratory period. The laboratory exercises are posted on the Simulink Exercises page.

Term Paper

There is a term paper required for this course. It is due 24 February 2011. The subject and requirements are detailed on the Assignments page. Follow the Assignments link in the left panel.

Midterm Exams

There will be two mid-term exams this semester. The exams will consist of 20 multiple-choice questions and will be administered in the testing center. The dates for the midterms are

 

Midterm Exam 1 27 February  - 1 March 2011
Midterm Exam 2 2 April - 5 April 2011

Final Exam

The final exam will be comprehensive and consist of 30 multiple-choice questions. The final exam will also be administered in the testing center.

Assignments

Assignment Descriptions

Leadership Term Paper:

Write a 5-page paper (12-point font, double spaced) explaining how Albert Einstein was an example of the leadership characteristics you studied in EngT 231.

 

For those of you who have not taken EngT 231 (or for those of you who have, but have forgotten), the college model for leadership focuses on three fundamental dimensions of leadership:

  1. The leader as an individual: This dimension is focused on the foundational characteristics that an individual leaders must build and cultivate.
  2. The leader in an organization: This dimension is focused on the basic skills that an effective leader must understand and implement in organizations.
  3. The leader in a global system: This dimension is focused on the perspectives and knowledge that an influential leader in today's global setting must develop.

Helpful links.

Schedule

Course Schedule

Date ExportTopics ExportAssignments Export

W - Jan 4

Introduction

Reading: Rice 1.1 - 1.4

F - Jan 6

Review

Reading: Rice 2.1 - 2.7

M - Jan 9

Review

Reading: Rice 2.1 - 2.7

W - Jan 11

Review

Reading: Rice 2.1 - 2.7

F - Jan 13

Basis Functions

Reading: Rice 5.1

Homework Assignment #1 due

(Rice 2.49, 2.50, 2.67, 2.86, 2.99, 2.100, 2.103)

M - Jan 16

Martin Luther King Jr. HolidayNo class

W - Jan 18

Basis Functions

Reading: Rice 5.1

F - Jan 20

Projections and the Matched Filter

Reading: Rice 5.1

M - Jan 23

Pulse Shapes

Reading: Rice A.1 - A.2.1

W - Jan 25

Pulse Shapes

Reading: Rice A.1 - A.2.1

Homework Assignment #2 due

(Rice 5.3, 5.13, 5.21, 5.25)

(The Gram-Schmidt procedure is described in Exercise 5.23)

F - Jan 27

Pulse Shapes

Reading: Rice A.1 - A.2.1

M - Jan 30

PAM

Reading: Rice 5.2

Homework Assignment #3 due

(Rice A.1, A.2, A,3)

Simulink Exercises due: Binary PAM and 8-ary PAM

W - Feb 1

PAM

Reading: Rice 5.2

F - Feb 3

PAM

Reading: Rice 5.2

M - Feb 6

PAM

Reading: Rice 5.2

Simulink Exercises due: BPSK and QPSK

W - Feb 8

QAM

Reading: Rice 5.3

F - Feb 10

QAM

Reading: Rice 5.3

Homework Assignment #4 due

(Rice 5.8, 5.9, 5.31, 5.34, 5.35)

M - Feb 13

QAM

Reading: Rice 5.3

Simulink Exercise due: QPSK

W - Feb 15

QAM

Reading: Rice 5.3

F - Feb 17

QAM

Reading: Rice 5.3

M - Feb 20

Presidents Day HolidayNo class

T - Feb 21

Offset QPSK

Reading: Rice 5.4

(No lab meeting.)

W - Feb 22

Noise in Wireless Systems

Reading: Rice 4.5.2 - 4.5.3

Homework Assignment #5 due

(Rice 5.42, 5.45, 5.52, 5.57)

F - Feb 24

Performance: PAM

Reading: Rice 6.1

Term paper due

M - Feb 27

Performance: 16-QAM

Reading: Rice 6.2

Simulink Exercise due: MPSK

W - Feb 29

Performance: Union Bound

Reading: Rice 6.2

F - Mar 2

Performance: Comparisons

Reading: Rice 6.3

M - Mar 5

PLL

Reading: Rice C.1

Homework Assignment #6 due

(Rice 6.3, 6.5, 6.8, 6.9, 6.15)

Simulink Exercise due: MQAM

W - Mar 7

PLL

Reading: Rice C.1

F - Mar 9

PLL

Reading: Rice C.2

M - Mar 12

PLL

Reading: Rice C.2

Simulink Exercise due: OQPSK

W - Mar 14

Carrier Phase Synchronization

Reading: Rice 7.1 - 7.5

F - Mar 16

Carrier Phase Synchronization

Reading: Rice 7.1 - 7.5

Homework Assignment #7 due

(Rice 2.8, 2.9, 2.74, 2.78, C.1, C.6, C.7)

M - Mar 19

Carrier Phase Synchronization

Reading: Rice 7.1 - 7.5

Simulink Exercise due: PLL

W - Mar 21

Carrier Phase Synchronization

Reading: Rice 7.1 - 7.5

F - Mar 23

Carrier Phase Synchronization

Reading: Rice 7.7

M - Mar 26

Carrier Phase Synchronization

Reading: Rice 7.7

Simulink Exercises due: Carrier Phase Sync for BPSK (both unique word and differential encoding)

W - Mar 28

Symbol Timing Synchronization

Reading: Rice 8.1 - 8.3

F - Mar 30

Symbol Timing Synchronization

Reading: Rice 8.1 - 8.3

Homework Assignment #8 due

(Rice 7.6, 7.17, 7.18, 7.19, 7.22)

M - Apr 2

Symbol Timing Synchronization

Simulink Exercises due: Carrier Phase Sync for QPSK (both unique word and differential encoding)

Reading: Rice 8.4 - 8.5

W - Apr 4

Symbol Timing Synchronization

Reading: Rice 8.4 - 8.5

F - Apr 6

Symbol Timing Synchronization

Reading: Rice 8.4 - 8.5

M - Apr 9

Review

Simulink Exercise due: Timing Sync for binary PAM

W - Apr 11

Review

Homework Assignment #9 due

(Rice 8.1, 8.5, 8.6, 8.8, 8.9)

For extra credit!

Library Information

Librarian Information

Name: Peter Zuber

Office: 2321 HBLL

Phone Number: 422-6011

Email: peter_zuber@byu.edu

Reference Desk Information

Name: Science / Maps

Phone Number: 422-2987

Email: science_reference@byu.edu

Hours: M-Th : 8am-9pm; F: 8am-6pm; Sat: 10am-6pm

University Policies

BYU Honor Code

In keeping with the principles of the BYU Honor Code, students are expected to be honest in all of their academic work. Academic honesty means, most fundamentally, that any work you present as your own must in fact be your own work and not that of another. Violations of this principle may result in a failing grade in the course and additional disciplinary action by the university. Students are also expected to adhere to the Dress and Grooming Standards. Adherence demonstrates respect for yourself and others and ensures an effective learning and working environment. It is the university's expectation, and my own expectation in class, that each student will abide by all Honor Code standards. Please call the Honor Code Office at 422-2847 if you have questions about those standards.

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Students with Disabilities

Brigham Young University is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere that reasonably accommodates qualified persons with disabilities. If you have any disability which may impair your ability to complete this course successfully, please contact the Services for Students with Disabilities Office (422-2767). Reasonable academic accommodations are reviewed for all students who have qualified, documented disabilities. Services are coordinated with the student and instructor by the SSD Office. If you need assistance or if you feel you have been unlawfully discriminated against on the basis of disability, you may seek resolution through established grievance policy and procedures by contacting the Equal Employment Office at 422-5895, D-285 ASB.

TA Information

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Email: amin.nazaran@yahoo.com
Location: 425 CB
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