Digital Communications (EE401) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Digital Communications EE401 2 2 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
EE 316
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Experiment, Problem Solving, Team/Group.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Ali Kara
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Yaser Dalveren
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to provide a background for digital transmission and reception systems.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • describe operation of a digital communications system, and in particular, digitization and baseband signaling waveforms
  • discuss important band-pass modulation (binary and M-ary) schemes
  • discuss how noise causes bit errors in digital transmission, detector design
  • choose the most appropriate bandpass modulation scheme for given requirements , trading off between bandwidth, power and bit error rate
  • use computers to analyse various processes in digital communication systems
Course Content Introducing digital communication systems, digitization process in communication systems, baseband and bandpass transmission/modulation techniques, performance analysis of digital modulation schemes under Gaussian noise, evaluation of digital communication techniques.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introducing the course, Introduction to digital communication signals and systems, digitization process-1 Please, download the lecture notes and review them before the lesson
2 Introducing the course, Introduction to digital communication signals and systems, digitization process-2 Please, download the lecture notes and review them before the lesson
3 Baseband signaling and pulse modulation, computer simulations on sampling and pulse waveforms-1 Please, download the lecture notes and review them before the lesson
4 Baseband signaling and pulse modulation, computer simulations on sampling and pulse waveforms-2 Please, download the lecture notes and review them before the lesson
5 Baseband signaling and pulse modulation, computer simulations on sampling and pulse waveforms-3 Please, download the lecture notes and review them before the lesson up
6 Midterm examination-1 Study the lecture notes
7 Receiver design for baseband modulation, matched filter and detection of signals under noise-1 Please, download the lecture notes and review them before the lesson
8 Receiver design for baseband modulation, matched filter and detection of signals under noise-2 Please, download the lecture notes and review them before the lesson
9 Receiver design for baseband modulation, matched filter and detection of signals under noise-3 Please, download the lecture notes and review them before the lesson
10 Filtering and channel disturbances in baseband transmission, Nyquist criterion, M-ary transmission Please, download the lecture notes and review them before the lesson
11 Midterm examination-2 Study the lecture notes
12 Bandpass modulation and receiver structure under noise, binary and M-ary shift keying techniques-1 Please, download the lecture notes and review them before the lesson
13 Geçen band(bandpass) modülasyonu ve gürültü altında alıcı/algılama yapıları, ikili ve M'li anahtar kaydırmali modülasyon teknikleri-2 Please, download the lecture notes and review them before the lesson
14 Comparison of bandpass modulation schemes, performance comparison, bandwidth and power-limited systems, choice modulation schemes Please, download the lecture notes and review them before the lesson
15 Review of topics Please, download the lecture notes and review them before the lesson
16 Final examination period Please, download the lecture notes and review them before the lesson

Sources

Course Book 1. Haykin, S. and Moher, M., “Communication Systems”, 5th ed., John Wiley&Sons, 2010.
2. Sklar, B., “Digital Communications: Fundamentals and Applications”, 2nd ed.,Prentice-Hall, 2001.
Other Sources 3. Couch, L.W, “Digital and Analog Communicatin Systems”, 7th ed., Prentice Hall, 2007.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory 10 20
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 12 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ability to apply knowledge on Mathematics, Science and Engineering to advanced systems.
2 Implementing long-term research and development studies in major areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
3 Ability to use modern engineering tools, techniques and facilities in design and other engineering applications.
4 Graduating researchers active on innovation and entrepreneurship.
5 Ability to report and present research results effectively.
6 Increasing the performance on accessing information resources and on following recent developments in science and technology.
7 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
8 Increasing the performance on effective communications in both Turkish and English.
9 Increasing the performance on project management.
10 Ability to work successfully at project teams in interdisciplinary fields.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 2 32
Laboratory 10 2 20
Application
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project
Report
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics 10 1 10
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 8 8
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 13 13
Total Workload 125