Calendar

This calendar shows the anticipated schedule for the course when it began. Some of the topics required additional time to cover, so some material may have been taught later in the semester than described. Unless another author is specified, readings refer to the course's required text, Communications Systems Engineering, by Proakis and Salehi.

LEC # TOPICS READINGS
1 Introduction Ch. 1
2 Measure of Information Section 6.1
3 Sampling Theorem Sections 2.2, 2.4
4 Quantization Section 6.5
5 Source Coding Sections 6.2-6.3
6 Modulation Sections 7.1-7.3
7 Modulation
8 Signal Reception in Noise Section 7.5
9 Signal Reception in Noise Section 7.5
10 Quiz 1
11 BER Analysis Section 7.6
12 Channel Capacity and Coding Ch. 9
13 Channel Coding Sections 9.5-9.6
14 Link Budget Analysis Section 7.7
15 Spectra of Digitally Modulated Signals Sections 8.1-8.3
16 Packet Communications,
DLC Error Checking Using CRC
Tanenbaum 3
17 ARQ Techniques Tanenbaum 3, 4, 3, 6
18 Multiple Access: TDMA, FDMA, CDMA Class Notes
19 Quiz 2
20 Introduction to Queueing Class Notes
21 Introduction to Queueing Class Notes
22 Packet Multiple Access: Aloha/CSMA Tanenbaum 4
23 Local Area Networks Tanenbaum 4
24 Packet Routing Tanenbaum 5
25 Packet Routing Tanenbaum 5
26 TCP/IP and the Internet Tanenbaum 6: 6.4
Final Exam