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ELEN423 - Wireless Communications

Course Details

Course Code: ELEN423 Course ID: 4612 Credit Hours: 4 Level: Undergraduate

The course presents fundamental principles underlying the wireless transmission and reception of information, and studies the different parts of a modern wireless communication system. Specifically, the course will touch upon different digital modulation schemes, as well as the design and performance analysis of a transmission and reception end. The concept of diversity and its impact on reception performance (probability of symbol detection error) will be discussed. Channel capacity and channel coding will also be studied. Further, techniques for adaptive modulation and channel equalization used in state-of-the art wireless systems will be presented. Communication using orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), as well as spread spectrum techniques will also covered. Topics in multi-user systems, random access, cellular systems and ad hoc networks will also be covered. The goal of this course is to help students to i) learn about different wireless communication technologies; ii) understand the basic components of a wireless communication system; iii) be able to design basic components in a wireless communication system; and iv) analyze its performance both analytically and numerically. NOTE: This course requires the student to purchase additional materials that are not covered by the book grant. Please refer to the Course Materials section for additional details. (Prerequisites: ELEN420 and ELEN310)





Prerequisites

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session A 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

  1. Describe the concepts and applications of wireless theory and systems.
  2. Analyze various wireless communications systems and be able to isolate individual blocks/structures.
  3. Utilizing wireless communication system concepts, design a circuit to solve a specific problem or requirement.
  4. Characterize the technical challenges of wireless communication, including multipath propagation, spectrum limitations, limited energy, and user mobility.
  5. Apply various communications equations to meet a given wireless communications system requirement.
  6. Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of current modulation formats.
NameGrade %
Forums 10.00 %
Forum 1 1.25 %
Forum 2 1.25 %
Forum 3 1.25 %
Forum 4 1.25 %
Forum 5 1.25 %
Forum 6 1.25 %
Forum 7 1.25 %
Forum 8 1.25 %
Assignments 30.00 %
Assignment 1: Week 3 Assignment 2.73 %
Assignment 2:Week 4 Assignment 2.73 %
Assignment 3: Week 6 Assignment 2.73 %
Assignment 4: Week 7 Assignment 2.73 %
Assignment 5: Week 8 Assignment 2.73 %
Assignment 6: Week 10 Assignment 2.73 %
Assignment 7: Week 11 Assignment 2.73 %
Assignment 8: Week 12 Assignment 2.73 %
Assignment 9: Week 13 Assignment 2.73 %
Assignment 10: Week 14 Assignment 2.73 %
Assignment 11: Week 15 Assignment 2.73 %
Exams 30.00 %
Exam 1 10.00 %
Exam 2 10.00 %
Exam 3 10.00 %
Labs 30.00 %
Lab 1: Introduction to the USRP 3.00 %
Lab 2: Amplitude Modulation 3.00 %
Lab 3: Frequency-Division Multiplexing 3.00 %
Lab 4: Image Rejection 3.00 %
Lab 5: Double-Sideband Suppressed-Carrier 3.00 %
Lab 6: Frequency Modulation 3.00 %
Lab 7: Amplitude-Shift Keying 3.00 %
Lab 8: Frequency-Shift Keying 3.00 %
Lab 9: Binary Phase-Shift Keying (BPSK) 3.00 %
Lab 10: The Eye Diagram 3.00 %
Book Title: Wireless Communications, 2nd ed. - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
Author: Molisch
Publication Info: Wiley Lib
ISBN: 9780470741863
Book Title: USRP - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; available to purchase from https://www.studica.com/apus
Author: NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS
Publication Info: NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS
ISBN: 784040-01

Book Title:USRP - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; purchase instructions are available here: https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/239701
ISBN:784040-01
Publication Info:NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS
Author:NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS
Unit Cost:$1,640.00
Book Title:Wireless Communications, 2nd ed. - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780470741863
Author:Molisch
Unit Cost:$59.80

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.