Further Explorations

EE 506
Fundamentals of Wireless Communications

4 credits / Summer 2013

Tuesdays: 06:00 - 09:50 pm (EEB 037)

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  • Welcome to Class!

Instructor: Payman Arabshahi, Applied Physics Laboratory and Dept. of Electrical Engineering, ude.notgnihsaw.ee@namyap, Tel: (206) 221-6990. Office hours: before class (EEB 037), or by appointment.

Teaching Assistant: Xiang Zou, ude.notgnihsaw.u@gnaixuoz, Tel: (919) 323-7625. Office Hours: 3:00 - 5:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays, in 361/365 EEB, or by appointment.

Class Mailing List: ude.notgnihsaw.u@31us_a605ee.

Textbook: J.G. Proakis and M. Salehi, Digital Communications, 5th edition, McGraw Hill, 2007.

Course Description: 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.

Prerequisite: An inquisitive mind, knowledge of linear systems theory in discrete and continuous time (EE 235, EE 341), probability and random processes (EE 505), and MATLAB programming experience.


  • Homeworks: 10% each for a total of 40%.
  • Projects:: 20% each for a total of 60%.


  1. B.P. Lathi, Modern Digital and Analog Communications Systems, Oxford University Press, 1998.
  2. R.E. Ziemer and W.H. Tranter, Principles of Communication: Systems, Modulation and Noise, Wiley, 2001.
  3. D. Pu and A.M. Wyglinski, Digital Communication Systems Engineering with Software-Defined Radio, Artech House, 2013.

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