ELEC4300 - Engineering Communications Systems

This course serves as an introductory course in analog and digital communication systems. Topics covered include amplitude, frequency, pulse and pulse-code modulation and signal-to-noise ratios for various modulation schemes and sampling, quantization and coding. The laboratory would augment the course materials. Prerequisite: MATH3100, Probability and Statistics for Engineers. 

Course Objectives

  1. Analyze and determine the spectral content of periodic and non-periodic signals by applying Fourier analysis.
  2. Describe and analyze the mathematical techniques of generation, transmission and reception of amplitude modulation (AM), frequency modulation (FM) and phase modulation (PM) signals.
  3. Evaluate the performance levels (Signal-to-Noise Ratio) of AM, FM and PM systems in the presence of additive white noise.
  4. Convert analog signals to digital format using sampling and quantization techniques.
  5. Describe and analyze the mathematical techniques of generation, transmission and reception of various digital modulation schemes such as FSK, PSK, BPSK and QAM.
  6.  Analyze the probability and random processes applied to analog and digital communication systems.
  7. Utilize emulation hardware to apply theoretical principles.                                                                                                                               Updated Fall 2017

Student Outcomes

(6) An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

 

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