This course is meant to provide a strong foundation for graduate study and research in the area of communications. The main objective of this course is to fortify the understanding of advanced communication theories required to design and analyze digital communication systems, especially for memory channels
Fundamental principles and mathematical bases underlying digital communication systems are introduced. Topics include MAP detection theory, optimum receivers, information theory, coding theory, and diversity techniques.
This course, as an advanced course of EE 421, aims at providing a strong foundation for research in the are of wireless communications. The course will address (1) wireless channel models from a system theoretic viewpoint, (2) modulation and demodulation in wireless channels, (3) coding techniques for wireless channels, (4) various equalization techniques for ISI channels, (5) multicarrier transmission techniques including OFDM, (6) spread spectrum technique (DS, FH), and (7) MIMO communications with a focus on single-user MIMO.