Credit Hours: 4.00. This is an advanced course in digital communications concepts and applications. Topics include analog message digitization, signal space representation of digital signals, binary and M-ary signaling methods, the detection of binary and M-ary signals, modulation of digital signals, signaling techniques, digital multiplexing and protocols. Applications of transport technologies using underlying communication protocols are discussed. Transfer of digital information through diverse communication media is emphasized. There is an introductory treatment of probability theory, including distribution and random variables; with the applications of normal and exponential distributions to traffic analysis. Practical application of the technologies and protocols are investigated in the laboratory. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
This course is offered by the School of Engineering Technology