EE 381K: Topics in Communication Theory and Signal Processing

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.


Topic: 1 - Detection Theory Topic: 2 - Digital Communications Characterization of communication signals and systems (bandpass signals and systems, signal space representation, digitally modulated signals, and spectral characteristics), optimum receivers for additive white Gaussian noise (correlation demodulator, matched-filter demodulator, performance for binary and M-ary modulation, and noncoherent receivers), error control codes (block and convolutional), and bandlimited channels (ISI and equalization). Additional prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 351K, 351M, and 360K. Topic: 3 - Satellite Communication Overview of satellite communication systems, including analog and digital transmission, link budgets, RF aspects, onboard systems, earth stations, current satellite communication systems and services, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), the role of standards and regulations, and orbital mechanics. Additional prerequisite: A graduate or upper-division introductory communication course. Topic: 4 - Performance Evaluation Topic: 5 - Advanced Telecommunication Networks Methods and research issues in the performance evaluation and management of high-speed and mobile communication networks. Additional prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 380N (Topic 11: Optimization in Engineering Systems), 381J, and 381K (Topic 13). Topic: 6 - Estimation Theory Topic: 7 - Information Theory Source and channel coding theorems, Kolmogorov complexity, network information theory, and connections with large deviations. Additional prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 371M. Topic: 8 - Digital Signal Processing Signals and systems; generalized functions; z-transforms; Fourier series and transforms; fast Fourier transform; sampling, quantization, and aliasing; digital filter design; discrete-time random processes; multirate processing; filter banks and subband decomposition; nonlinear digital filters. Additional prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 351K and 351M. Topic: 9 - Advanced Signal Processing Signal modeling; optimum filtering; spectral estimation; fast algorithms; and applications in array signal processing, speech coding, and digital communication. Additional prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 351K, 381K (Topic 8), and Mathematics 340L. Topic: 11 - Wireless Communications Introduction to fundamental aspects of wireless communications. Channel modeling, radio propagation, cellular concepts, fading and multipath countermeasures (equalization, diversity, channel coding), spread spectrum, and basic multiple access techniques. Additional prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 351K and 371M, or their equivalents. Topic: 13 - Analysis and Design of Communication Networks Stochastic and deterministic traffic and queueing models. Techniques for call admission, routing, flow control, network optimization, estimation, and decision making in uncertain environments. Additional prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 381J and 382N (Topic 5: Communication Networks: Technology, Architectures, and Protocols). Topic: 14 - Multidimensional Digital Signal Processing Multidimensional signals and systems, multidimensional discrete Fourier analysis, discrete cosine transform, two-dimensional filters, beamforming, seismic processing, tomography, multidimensional multirate systems, image halftoning, and video processing. Additional prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 380K, 381K (Topic 8), or 383P (Topic 1: Fourier Optics).

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Graduate standing and consent of instructor.