ECE 562: ADVANCED DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS, FALL 2016

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

Office Hours: Mondays 1:30-3:00 in room 315 CSL

- Exam 1 will be held on Monday, October 10 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 office hours on Monday, September 20. Special office hours will be held on September 16 from 3-4:30.
- There will be no class on Thursday Sep 22 to make up for Exam 1 being an evening exam.
- There will be no class on Thursday Sep 29 due to Allerton. Students are encouraged to attend Allerton.
- There will be no class on Tuesday Nov 8 to make up for Exam 2 being an evening exam.
- Exam 2 will be held on Monday, November 28 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 Nov 29, Dec 1, and Dec 6. Each presentation will be 20 minutes long, including questions.

- Homework Assignment 1: Due Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016.
- Project Guidelines Topic choice by September 27. Abstract due October 13.
- Homework Assignment 2: Due Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016.
- Homework Assignment 3: Due Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016.
- Homework Assignment 4: Due Thursday, Oct 20, 2016.

- 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 in the beginning of October, and the second midterm exam (M2) will be held end of November. 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.: **