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Courses » Principles of Communication Systems I

Principles of Communication Systems I

ABOUT THE COURSE:

This course covers fundamental concepts of communication systems, which are essential for the understanding of advanced courses in digital/ wireless communication systems. Beginning with various basic tools such as Fourier Series/ Transform, the course will also cover several important modulation techniques such as Amplitude Modulation, Frequency Modulation, Phase Modulation etc. Sampling process and Quatization, including Nyquist criterion and reconstruction of the original signal from the sampled signal will be dealt with in the later parts of the course. Further, the course will also cover concepts in probability and random variables/ processes and 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.

This course is suitable for all UG/PG students and practicing engineers/ managers who are looking to enhance their knowledge of the fundamental principles underlying various communication systems as well as students preparing for their college/ university/ competitive exams.

INTENDED AUDIENCE:
Intended audience is students, practicing engineers, technical and non-technical managers of telecom companies, students preparing for competitive exams with communication engineering subject

CORE/ELECTIVE: Can be both core or elective. Core course for students in Electronics and Communication Engineering stream

UG/PG: Both UG/ PG can be allowed

PREREQUISITES: Basic knowledge of Probability, Calculus

INDUSTRY SUPPORT:Most companies in wireless communications area should find this useful. Examples are Qualcomm, Broadcom, Intel etc.

4092 students have enrolled already!!

ABOUT THE 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  :  Basic tools for communication, Fourier Series/Transform,  Properties, Autocorrelation, Energy Spectral Density, Parsevals Relation
Week 2  :  Amplitude Modulation (AM), Spectrum of AM, Envelope Detection, Power Efficiency, Modulation Index
Week 3  :  Double Sideband Suppressed Carrier (DSB-SC) Modulation, Quadrature Carrier Multiplexing (QCM), Demodulation, Costas Receiver
Week 4  : Single Sideband Modulation (SSB), Hilbert Transform, Complex Pre-envelope/ Envelope, Demodulation of SSB, Vestigial Sideband Modulation (VSB)
Week 5  : Angle Modulation, Frequency Modulation (FM), Phase Modulation (PM), Modulation Index, Instantaneous Frequency
Week 6  : Spectrum of FM Signals, Carsons Rule for FM Bandwidth, Narrowband FM Generation, Wideband FM Generation via Indirect Method, FM Demodulation
Week 7  : Introduction to Sampling, Spectrum of Sampled Signal, Aliasing, Nyquist Criterion, Signal Reconstruction from Sampled Signal, Pulse Amplitude Modulation
Week 8 :Quantization, Uniform Quantizers – Midrise and Midtread, Quantization noise, Lloyd Max Quantization Algorithm, Non uniform Quantizers, Delta Modulation, Differential Pulse Code Modulation (DPCM)
Week 9  :  Basics of Probability, Conditional Probability, MAP Principle
Week 10:  Random Variables, Probability Density Functions, Applications in Wireless Channels
Week 11:  Basics of Random Processes, Wireless Fading Channel Modeling 
Week 12:  Gaussian Random Process, Noise, Bit-Error and Impact on Wireless Systems

SUGGESTED READING MATERIALS:

•    Simon Haykin, Communications Systems, 4th Edition. John Wiley and Sons, Inc
•    Fundamentals of Wireless Communication by David Tse
CERTIFICATION EXAM :
  • The exam is optional for a fee.
  • Date of Exam: April 28th 2019 (Saunday).
  • Time of Exam: Morning session 9am to 2 noon; Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.
CERTIFICATION:

  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of  Best 8 out of 12 assignments
  • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. 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.