## 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

Title | Topic |
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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 |