ECE 562: ADVANCED DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS, FALL 2013

** Instructor: **
Prof. V. V. Veeravalli. 106 CSL, vvv at illinois dot edu, 333-0144

Office Hours: Mondays 2-4 in room 106 CSL

- Exam 1 will be held on Thursday, October 10 from 7-8:20 PM in 245 Everitt Lab. You will be allowed one sheet of notes (8.5''x11'', both sides) for the exam. Otherwise the exam is closed book.
- Exam 2 will be held on Monday, December 2 from 7-8:20 PM in 245 Everitt Lab. You will be allowed two sheets of notes (8.5''x11'', both sides) for the exam. Otherwise the exam is closed book.

- Homework Assignment 1: Due Sep 10, 2013. Solution.
- Project Guidelines Topic choice by October 1. Abstract due October 15.
- Homework Assignment 2: Due Sep 24, 2013. Solution.
- Homework Assignment 3: Due Oct 8, 2013. Solution.
- Homework Assignment 4: Due Oct 24, 2013. Solution.
- Homework Assignment 5: Due November 4, 2013. Solution.
- Homework Assignment 6: Due Nov 21, 2011. Solution.
- Project Presentation and Report Guidelines
- Practice Exam 2 and Solution.
- Solution to Exam 2.

- Lecture Notes 1: Gaussian Random Variables and Vectors. Also see Prof. Sarwate's notes on the Q function
- Lecture Notes 2: Random Processes and White Gaussian Noise
- Lecture Notes 3: Complex Baseband Representation
- Lecture Notes 4: Signal Space Concepts
- Lecture Notes 5: Modulation
- Lecture Notes 6: Proper Complex Random Variables and Vectors
- Lecture Notes 7: Optimum Reception in AWGN
- Lecture Notes 8: Optimum Receiver for Linear Memoryless Modulation and Performance
- Lecture Notes 9: Coherent Detection of Orthogonally Modulated Signals
- Lecture Notes 10: Noncoherent Communication
- Lecture Notes 11: Differential Modulation and Detection
- Lecture Notes 12: Shannon's Capacity Theorem and Spectral Efficiency of Modulation Methods
- Lecture Notes 13: Error Control Coding and Coding Gain
- Lecture Notes 14: Soft Decision Decoding
- Lecture Notes 15: Signaling on Bandlimited Channels
- Lecture Notes 16: Equalization
- Lecture Notes 17: Linear Equalization
- Channel Modeling Slides
- Lecture Notes 18: Signaling Through Slow Flat Fading Channels
- Lecture Notes 18: Coding Over Slow Flat Fading Channels

- Homework (H) problems will be assigned on a (approx.) fortnightly basis. Collaboration on the homework is permitted, however each student must write and submit independent solutions. Homework is due within the first 5 minutes of the class period on the due date. No late homework will be accepted (unless an extension is granted in advance by the instructor).

- There will be two mid-term exams and a final project. The first midterm exam (M1) will be held on Thursday, October 10 from 7:00-8:30 PM, and the second midterm exam (M2) will be held on Monday, December 2 from 7:00-8:30 PM. Details of the final project (F) will be given to you early in the semester.

- You may bring one sheet of notes to the first exam, and two to the second exam. You may use both sides of the sheets, the sheets are to be standard US or European size with font size 10 or larger printing (or similar handwriting size). The examinations are closed book otherwise. Calculators, laptop computers, tables of integrals, etc. are not permitted.

- Your course grade will be determined by your performance in the H, M1, M2 and F, according to the formula:

Score = .15H + max{.25M1 + .25M2 + .35F, .25M1 + .15M2 + .45F, .15M1 + .25M2 + .45F},

where H, M1, M2 and F are normalized to 100.

- Running scores for ECE 562 will be maintained on the Illinois Compass system (blue stem password required).

Prerequisite: ECE 361 or ECE 459.

Topical prerequisites: Undergraduate digital communication and probability courses and some discrete-time signal processing background.

** Textbook: ** None.

**Suggested reading (references reserved in Grainger Library): **

U. Madhow * Fundamentals of Digital Communication*, Cambridge University Press, 2008.

J. M. Wozencraft and I. M. Jacobs, * Principles of Communication Engineering*, Wiley, 1965.

A. Lapidoth * A Foundation in Digital Communication*, Cambridge University Press, 2009. (Also see the following links for a pdf copy of the book and related videos )

J. G. Proakis, *Digital Communications*, 4th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2001

R. E. Blahut, * Digital Transmission of Information,* Addison-Wesley, 1990.

** Exams, homework, grading, etc.: **