COM-430 / 6 credits

Teacher: Chiurtu Nicolae

Language: English


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 or Python (at choice) and on a software-defined radio platform.

Content

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:

  • Design and implement and advanced digital communication system (data rate, spectral bandwidth, energy requirements, error probability, implementation complexity)
  • Model physical properties of wired and wireless communication channels
  • Implement various parts of a "physical-layer" digital communication system
  • Understand what software-defined radio is all about

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

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Modern digital communications: a hands-on approach
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Modern digital communications: a hands-on approach
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Modern digital communications: a hands-on approach
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Modern digital communications: a hands-on approach
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Modern digital communications: a hands-on approach
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Modern digital communications: a hands-on approach
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Modern digital communications: a hands-on approach
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10INM11    
10-11    
11-12  INF119  
12-13    
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Wednesday, 11h - 13h: Exercise, TP INF119

Monday, 9h - 11h: Lecture INM11