16.36 Communication Systems Engineering

Spring 2003

Diagram of a Go back N automatic repeat request.
Diagram of a "Go back N" automatic repeat request, adapted from Lecture 15. (Image by Eytan Modiano.) 

Course Highlights

Features of this course include a complete set of lecture notes and assignments. This material is an excellent companion to the instructor's other course, 16.37J, Data Communication Networks.

Course Description

16.36 covers the fundamentals of digital communications and networking, including the basics of information theory, sampling and quantization, coding, modulation, signal detection and system performance in the presence of noise. The study of data networking includes multiple access, reliable packet transmission, routing and protocols of the internet. The concepts taught in class are discussed in the context of aerospace communication systems: aircraft communications, satellite communications, and deep space communications.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Eytan Modiano

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session