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Modern digital communications: a hands-on approach

COM-430

Enseignant(s) :

Rimoldi Bixio

Langue:

English

Remarque

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Summary

This course complements the theoretical knowledge learned in PDC with more advanced topics such as OFDM, MIMO, fading chancels, and GPS positioning. This knowledge is put into practice with hands-on exercises based on Matlab and on a software-defined radio platform.

Content

  1. Software radio : key concepts.
  2. Matlab implementation of the signal processing chain to the level of detail in Principles of Digital Communications.
  3. Channel modeling, estimation, equalization.
  4. Implementation of a basic wireless communication system using a software-defined radio testbed.
  5. Fading and diversity.
  6. OFDM and MIMO : theory and implementation.
  7. CDMA in the context of a GPS system.
  8. Decoding of a GPS signal and positioning.

Keywords

Wireless, OFDM, Diversity, Coding, GPS, CDMA,  MMSE, Rayleigh fading, software-defined radio, channel estimation. 

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

COM-302 Principles of digital communication or equivalent

Important concepts to start the course

Solid understanding of linear algebra and probability as well as real and complex analysis.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra lectures and small projects

Expected student activities

Follow lectures; guided as well as independent work on projects

Assessment methods

Written and practical midterm and final exam during the semester.

40% midterm exam, 60% final exam.

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Resources

Notes/Handbook

Lecture notes

Dans les plans d'études

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11INF119    
11-12 INF119  
12-13    
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Cours
      Exercice, TP
      Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand