** Instructor:** Payman Arabshahi, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
238-343,
* payman at jpl.nasa.gov*,
(626) 395-3852 (Campus), (818) 393-6054 (JPL). Office hours: after
class (161 Moore), or by appointment.

** Teaching Assistant:** Antoine Bruguier, * antoine
at caltech.edu*, (626) 395-2266. Office hours: Mondays 11:00 am - 12:00
noon, and
Fridays 10:30 am - 12:30 pm in 34 Moore.

** Class Mailing List:** ee163-list@its.caltech.edu

** Class Web Site:** http://ee163.caltech.edu

** Textbook:** John G. Proakis, *
Digital Communications*,
4th ed., McGraw-Hill, 2001.

** Course Objective:** To understand, in detail, mathematical
models of communication processes, memoryless modulation/detection
techniques, basic detection theory, methods of performance analysis and
synchronization for the additive white Gaussian noise channel, signal
design for bandlimited channels, communication through bandlimited linear
filter channels, multiuser communications, and communications through
fading multipath channels. We will cover Chapters 4,5,6 (EE 163A), and
9,10, 14, 15 (EE 163B) in the text in this two-course sequence (Chapters
1-2 are introductory, and Chapters 3,7,8 will not be covered).
Time-permitting, we will discuss spread spectrum communications
and advanced concepts such as Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
and the IEEE 802.x series of standards as well
(Chapter 13).

** Prerequisite:** EE 32 ab, EE 162
or equivalents (linear systems, random
processes). Chapters 1-2 of the textbook review this material.

** Grading:**

Homeworks: 20% (assigned and collected on Mondays)

Midterm: 40% (available April 29, due May 3)

Project(s): 40%

**Exams:**Exams are take-home, open book, and open notes.**Homeworks:**Homeworks are due by the end of class every Monday. Solutions will be available at the end of the due date's lecture. Consequently late homeworks cannot be evaluated seriously.**Regrading policy:**If you would like a portion of an exam, or homework regraded because you think you deserve more points or the points were added wrong, please submit your graded papers and a brief*written*description on a separate piece of paper of precisely what you think is wrong. Do not write anything on the original exam or homework. You may submit this material to the TA but please make sure it is personally handed to him.

** References**

For probability and random processes:

**[graduate]**Athanasios Papoulis,*Probability, Random Variables and Stochastic Processes*, McGraw-Hill, 1991.**[undergrad]**Alberto Leon-Garcia,*Probability and Random Processes for Electrical Engineering*, Addison-Wesley, 1993.**[solved problems]**Carol Ash,*The Probability Tutoring Book : An Intuitive Course for Engineers and Scientists*, IEEE press, 1993.

For communication theory:

**[undergrad]**B.P. Lathi,*Modern Digital and Analog Communications Systems*, Oxford University Press, 1998.**[undergrad]**R.E. Ziemer and W.H. Tranter,*Principles of Communication: Systems, Modulation and Noise*, Wiley, 2001.**[graduate]**W.B. Davenport,*Introduction to the Theory of Random Signals and Noise*, IEEE, 1987.**[graduate]**R.N. McDonough and A.D. Whalen,*Detection of Signals in Noise*, Academic Press, 1995.**[graduate]**M.K. Simon, S.M. Hinedi, and W.C. Lindsey,*Digital Communication Techniques: Signal Design and Detection*, Prentice Hall, 1994.