Advanced topics in digital satellite communications are discussed. These include: multiple access, digital modulation, error correction coding, carrier phase and symbol timing recovery.
EE 5655 includes many items necessary for signal power and noise power budget calculations, thus permitting determination of carrier-to-noise ratio. EE 5656 introduces techniques necessary for the design of sophisticated satellite communication systems. These courses are a conversion of EE 6601 and 6602 from the quarter system.
EE 5655 is a system level course drawing on many topics. A knowledge of electromagnetic fields (EE 5105) is necessary. EE 4634 is an introduction to analog and digital communications. It constitutes the background knowledge needed for advanced material in EE 5656.
Percentage of Course
|Frequency division multiple access||10%|
|Time division multiple access||10%|
|Demand assignment multiple access||10%|
|Random multiple access||10%|
|Spread spectrum multiple access||10%|
|Band-limited nonlinear channel||5%|
|Error correction coding||10%|
|Carrier and symbol timing recovery||15%|