## Ali Tajer

## Associate Professor

## Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering

## Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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(518) 276-8237

6040 Jonsson Engineering Center, 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180

## Digital Communications

## Spring 2016

__Lecture 1__

review of probability and random variables - part I

__Lecture 2__

review of probability and random variables - part II

__Lecture 3__

review of probability and random variables - part III

__Lecture 4__

source coding, lossless source coding

__Lecture 5__

Huffman codes

__Lecture 6__

Lempel-Ziv codes, lossy source coding, quantization

__Lecture 7__

PCM

__Lecture 8__

channel capacity

__Lecture 9__

linear block codes

__Lecture 10__

linear block codes

__Lecture 11__

decoding of linear block codes

__Lecture 12__

convolutional codes

__Lecture 13__

decoding of convolutional codes

__Lecture 14__

geometric representation of signals

__Lecture 15__

memoryless modulation methods (PAM, QAM, PSK, FSK)

__Lecture 16__

receiver design, demodulators

__Lecture 17__

optimal detectors, link budget analysis

__Lecture 18__

performance analysis of coherent modulation schemes (BPSK, BFSK, QPSK)

__Lecture 19__

non-coherent modulation schemes, non-coherent binary orthogonal modulation, differential PSK

__Lecture 20__

M-ary modulation (PAM, PSK, QAM)

__Lecture 21__

M-ary modulation (coherent and non-coherent FSK), comparison of modulation schemes

__Lecture 22__

transmission over band-limited channels, zero ISI

__Lecture 23__

optimum transmitters and receivers, controlled ISI

__Lecture 24__

equalization