Syllabus

Instructor
Prof. Eytan Modiano
Course Meeting Times
Two sessions/week; 1.5 hours/session
Overview
The course will cover fundamentals of digital communications and networking. We will study 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 will include multiple access, reliable packet transmission, routing and protocols of the internet. The concepts taught in class will be discussed in the context of aerospace communication systems: aircraft communications, satellite communications, deep space communications.
Requirements and Grading
About one problem set per week (10% of grade)
Quiz 1 (30%)
Quiz 2 (30%)
Final Exam during finals week (30%)
Prerequisites
Unified Engineering I (16.010) or Signals and Systems (6.003). Probabilistic Systems Analysis (6.041).
Textbook
Proakis and Salehi. Communications Systems Engineering.
Supplementary Texts and References
S. Haykin. Communication Systems, 1994 (2000).
A. Tanenbaum. Computer Networks. 1996.