UAE University
Department of Electrical Engineering


Course Name & Number:
Digital Communications (ELEC540)
Instructor:
Dr. Eesa Mohammed Abdulrazzaq Bastaki
Office:
EE Dept/ Jimi Campus, Tel- 7051582,
Email- eesa@uaeu.ac.ae,
Homepage:http://faculty.uaeu.ac.ae/~eesa/
Textbook:
Sklar, Bernard, "Digital Communications, Fundamentals & Applications,"
2nd Edition, Prentice-Hall Inc.,2001

Grading:
1. Exams, Short Papers or Term Project20%
2. Homeworks and Labs15%
3. Midterm Exam20%
4. Final Exam40%
5. Class Interaction5%
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Total100%

Objective:
To introduce to the students the concept of analog digitization using PCM, maximum-likelihood design, digital modulation and demodulation techniques, and performance of digital communication systems using error probability.


Prerequisites: Communications Systems (ELEC442)

Course Outline:
  1. Pulse Code Modulation
    1. Sampling
    2. Pulse Modulation
    3. Pulse Amplitude Modulation (PAM)
    4. Time Division Multiplexing (TDM)
    5. Pulse Code Modulation (PCM)
  2. Digital Passband Transmission
    1. Introduction
    2. Passband Transmission Model
    3. White Gaussian Noise
    4. Gram-Schmidt Orthogonalization Procedure
    5. Geometric Representation of Signals
    6. The Maximum Likelihood (ML) Receiver
    7. Matched Filter Receiver
    8. Signal Constellations
    9. Probability of Error
  3. Coherent Digital Modulation Schemes
    1. Introduction to Coherent Modulation Schemes
    2. Binary Phase-Shift Keying (BPSK)
    3. Binary Frequency-Shift Keying (BFSK)
    4. Binary Amplitude-Shift Keying (BASK)
    5. Performances & Comparisons Between the Modulation Techniques
    6. M-ary Modulation Schemes
  4. Non-Coherent Digital Modulation Schemes
    1. Introduction to Non-Coherent Modulation Schemes
    2. Non-Coherent ML Receiver
    3. Non-coherent BPSK (DPSK)
    4. Non-Coherent BFSK
    5. Non-Coherent BASK
    6. Performances & Comparisons Between the Modulation Techniques
  5. Optical Communications
    1. Poisson Channel
    2. Pulse Position Modulation (PPM)
    3. The ML Optical Receiver of the Poisson Channel


References:
  1. Roden, Martin S., Analog & Digital Communication Systems, 3rd Ed., Prentice-Hall Inc.,1991
  2. Roden, Martin S. , Digital Communication Systems Design, Prentice-Hall Inc., Englewoods Cliff (1988).
  3. Haykin, Simon, Digital Communications, John Wiley & Sons, 1988
  4. Haykin, Simon, Communication Systems, 3rd Ed., John Wiley & Sons, 1994
  5. Stark, H./Tuteur, F./Anderson, J., Modern Electrical Communications, 2nd Ed.,
    Prentice-Hall Inc., 1988

Digital Communications

Course Schedule, Academic Year 2002/2003

Week
No.
Dates Coverage of
Course Contents
Problem Sessions,
Labs, Homeworks,
and Exams
1 Aug. 31 - Sept. 4 Introduction
Sampling
Pulse Modulation
PM Examples
2 Sept. 7 - 11 Pulse Amplitude Modulation
TDM
Pulse Code Modulation
Problem Session
Homework #1
LabVIEW Assignment
3 Sept. 14 - 18 Introduction to Digital Communications
Passband Transmission Model
White Gaussian Noise
Problem Session
Homework #2
4 Sept. 21 - 25 White Gaussian Noise
Gram-Schmidt Procedure
Problem Session
Homework #3
5 Sept. 28 - Oct. 2 Geometric Representation of Signals
The ML Receiver
Problem Session
Homework #4
6 Oct. 5 - 9 The ML Receiver Exam #1
7 Oct. 12 - 16 The ML Receiver
Matched Filter Receiver
Problem Session
Homework #5
8 Oct. 19 - 23 Signal Constellations
Probability of Error
LabVIEW Assignment
Homework #6
9 Oct. 26 - 30 BPSK, BFSK, BASK Midterm Exam
10 Nov. 2 - 6 (2nd Ramadhan) M-ary Modulation Schemes Lab. Assignment
BPSK
11 Nov. 9 - 13 Non-Coherent ML Receiver Problem Session
Homework #7
12 Nov. 16 - 20 Non-Coherent ML Receiver Lab. Assignment
13 Nov. 23 - 27 Differential PSK (DPSK) Exam #2
14 Nov. 30 - Dec. 4 Non-Coherent FSK
Non-Coherent ASK
Lab. Assignment
15 Dec. 7 - 11 Comparisons & Performances Problem Session
Homework #8
16 Dec. 14 - 18 Optical Communications Presentation of Projects
Finals Dec. 21 - Jan. 2 Final, Males
Final, Females
Monday, Dec. 23, 13:30-15:30
Saturday, Dec.21, 13:30-15:30

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