Course Information

EE3404 Fundamentals of Communication Theory

Credits: 4.00

The course covers bandpass signal representation and quadrature receivers; noise in communication systems; Digital Modulation Schemes, coherent and noncoherent receivers; coding fundamentals, block and convolutional codes; higher-order modulation schemes, QAM, M-PSK; intersymbol interference and equalization techniques; and carrier and symbol synchronization. Alternate-week computer laboratory projects analyze and design computer packages. The course teaches principles of various modulation and coding techniques and their relative effectiveness under transmission-environments constraints and uses math packages to analyze and simulate communication systems.

Prerequisite: EE 3054 (C- or better); computer engineering students may register with instructor’s approval. Co-requisite: MA 3012. ABET competencies a, c, e, k.