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Courses » Probability and Random Variables / Processes for Wireless Communications

Probability and Random Variables / Processes for Wireless Communications

About the course
Concepts in probability and random variables/ processes play a fundamental role in understanding various aspects of wireless communication systems. Characterizing several components of wireless systems such as the average transmit power, bit-error rate and behavior of the fading channel coefficient requires knowledge of principles of random variables and processes. This course is designed to serve as a basic course towards introducing the students to various aspects of probability from the perspective of modern digital and wireless communications. Thus, it will focus on basic concepts in probability, random variables and random processes, while also illustrating digital/ wireless communication specific examples to better bridge the gap between theory and application.

Intended audience

  • Can be both core or elective. Core course for students in Signal Processing and Communications stream.
  • Both UG/ PG can be allowed.

Prerequisites
  • BE/ME/MS /PhD can be allowed.
  • Basic knowledge of sets, calculus and mathematical basics.

Course instructor



Prof. Aditya K. Jagannatham (http://home.iitk.ac.in/~adityaj/index.html) received his Bachelors degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, San Diego, U.S.A.. From April '07 to May '09 he was employed as a senior wireless systems engineer at Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, California, where he worked on developing 3G UMTS/WCDMA/HSDPA mobile chipsets as part of the Qualcomm CDMA technologies division. His research interests are in the area of next-generation wireless communications and networking, sensor and ad-hoc networks, digital video processing for wireless systems, wireless 3G/4G cellular standards and CDMA/OFDM/MIMO wireless technologies. He has contributed to the 802.11n high throughput wireless LAN standard and has published extensively in leading international journals and conferences. He was awarded the CAL(IT)2 fellowship for pursuing graduate studies at the University of California San Diego and in 2009 he received the Upendra Patel Achievement Award for his efforts towards developing HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+ WCDMA technologies at Qualcomm. Since 2009 he has been a faculty member in the Electrical Engineering department at IIT Kanpur, where he is currently an Associate Professor, and is also associated with the BSNL-IITK Telecom Center of Excellence (BITCOE). At IIT Kanpur he has been awarded the P.K. Kelkar Young Faculty Research Fellowship (June 2012 to May 2015) for excellence in research. His popular video lectures for the NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning) course on Advanced 3G and 4G Wireless Mobile Communications can found at the following YouTube link ( NPTEL 3G/4G ).


Course layout

Week 1: Basics of Probability, Conditional Probability, MAP Principle
Week 2:
Random Variables, Probability Density Functions, Applications in Wireless Channels
Week 3: Basics of Random Processes, Wireless Fading Channel Modeling
Week 4:
Gaussian Random Process, Noise, Bit-Error and Impact on Wireless Systems

List of reference books
  • Communication Systems by Simon Haykin
  • Fundamentals of Wireless Communication by David Tse
More details about the course

Course url: https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc17_ee08
Course duration: 4 weeks
Start date and end date of course: 23 January 2017 - 17 February 2017
Date of exam:  26 Mar 2017
Time of exam : Shift 1: 9am-12noon; Shift 2: 2pm-5pm
Any one shift can be chosen to write the exam for a course

Final List of exam cities will be available in exam registration form.
Registration url - Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
Exam Fee: The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee of approximately Rs 1000 needs to be paid.
 


Certificate

E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score.

Final score = 25% assignment score + 75% exam score
25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of scores of Best 3 out of 4 assignments 


Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup. It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur. It will be e-verifiable at
nptel.ac.in/noc.