ECE 562: ADVANCED DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS, FALL 2015

** Instructor: **
Prof. V. V. Veeravalli. 315 CSL, vvv at illinois dot edu, 333-0144

Office Hours: Mondays 2-4 in room 315 CSL

- Exam 1 will be held on Thursday, October 8 from 7-8:30 PM in ECEB 2013. You will be allowed one sheet of notes (8.5''x11'', both sides) for the exam. Otherwise the exam is closed book.
- There will be no class on Thursday Nov 12 to make up for Exam 2 being an evening exam.
- Exam 2 will be held on Wednesday, December 2 from 7-8:20 PM in ECEB 2013. You will be allowed two sheets of notes (8.5''x11'', both sides) for the exam. Otherwise the exam is closed book.
- Project presentations will be held in class on Dec 1, Dec 3, and Dec 8. Each presentation will be 20 minutes long, including questions.

- Homework Assignment 1: Due Sep 8, 2015. Solution.
- Project Guidelines Topic choice by September 24. Abstract due October 8.
- Homework Assignment 2: Due Sep 22, 2015. Solution.
- Homework Assignment 3: Due Oct 6, 2015. Solution.
- Practice Exam 1 and Solution.
- Homework Assignment 4: Due Oct 27, 2015. Solution.
- Homework Assignment 5: Due Nov 10, 2015. Solution.
- Homework Assignment 6: Due Dec 1, 2015. Solution.
- Project Presentation and Report Guidelines
- Practice Exam 2 and Solution

- 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 8 from 7:00-8:30 PM, and the second midterm exam (M2) will be held on Wednesday, 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.: **