Statistical Signal Processing with Applications in Wireless
Communications and Defence: Stochastic dynamical models,
Least Squares, Recursive Least Squares. Kalman, Hidden Markov, particle
filters. Maximum likelihood estimation. Sensor management, Markov Decision
Processes. Case studies: wireless communications, target tracking.
Wireless Communication Systems: Characterization of
fading channels such as land-mobile, mobile-satellite, cellular and
indoor; modem design and performance on fading channels, diversity
techniques, carrier and bit synchronization; effects of non-linearities
and interference on system performance, and remedies; software and
hardware system designs; system architectures (FDMA, TDMA, CDMA);
cellular systems - frequency allocation, spectrum efficiency and
channel assignment strategies; spread spectrum systems.
Detection and Estimation of Signals in Noise:
Formulation of the detection problem, optimum receiver principles,
signal space, maximum likelihood decisions, error performance
calculations. Estimation of signals in noise, linear and non-linear
estimation, cost functions, recursive mean square estimation, Wiener
and Kalman filters.
EECE 565 Communication Networks:
Analysis and design of communications networks; network architectures;
Internet protocols; routing; scheduling algorithms; medium access
control; congestion control; admission control; optimization
techniques; network management.
Communication and Information Theory: Coding
for noisy channels, linear block codes, cyclic codes, convolutional
codes, maximum likelihood decoding, trellis coded modulation, measure
of information, source coding, channel capacity theorem.
Mobile Communication Networks: Network architectures:
Cellular networks, ad hoc networks; access protocols; radio and network
resource management; quality of service; mobility and location
management; routing; mobile-IP; current wireless technologies for
personal, local and satellite networks.
Antennas and Propagation II
Propagation and Channel Modeling
EECE 452 Introduction to Optical
Wavelength division multiplexing, framing techniques, traffic grooming,
virtual topology design, routing and wavelength assignment, protection
and restoration, optical packet switching.
Communication Systems: Review of probability theory,
signals and noise, spectral analysis; detection and estimation of
signals in the presence of noise; performance calculations of
amplitude, angle and pulse modulation systems; introduction to digital
Digital Communications: Formulation of the digital
communication problem; definition of information, source and channel
coding; digital modulation techniques, signal space, design of optimum
digital receivers and performance calculations; trellis coded
modulation; spread spectrum techniques; issues in wireless
communication techniques and new standards.
Computer Communications: Analysis, design and
implementation of computer networks and their protocols. Queuing
analysis, data link control, network design, routing, flow and
congestion control. Satellite and packet radio networks. Local area
ELEC483 Antennas and Propagation:
antenna concepts; antennas for low, medium and high frequencies;
terrestrial and satellite propagation links; environmental effects on