Courses Offered by Berna Özbek

EE 551 Digital Communications – I

Elements of a digital communication system, source coding, channel capacity, characterization communication signals and systems, optimum receivers for the additive Gaussian noise channel,signal design for band-limited channels, fading channels, introduction to spread-spectrum communications.

EE 552 Digital Communications – II

Carrier and symbol synchronization, block and convolutional channel coding, introduction to multichannel and multi-antenna techniques, equalization.

EE 554 Mobile Communication

Cellular radio design fundamentals: frequency reuse, handoff, interference and system capacity. Mobile channel characterization: large-scale path loss, log-normal shadowing ; small-scale fading and multipath, delay spread an coherence bandwidth, frequency selectivity, coherence time and Doppler spread, fast and slow fading. Modulation techniques for mobile radio; receiver complexity, error rate analysis, efficient spectral utilization. Different techniques of diversity and combining. Time, frequency and code division multiple access; packet reservation, space division multiple access. Capacity calculations and networking.

EE 557 Multiple Antenna Techniques in Wireless Communications

Fundamental theories of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) which uses multiple antenna techniques in wireless communications systems. MIMO channel modelling and channel capacity. Spatial diversity techniques, the design of space-time codes and spatial multiplexing techniques. MIMO and space-time equalization and receiver structures. Exploiting feedback channel information in the transmitter using multiple antenna techniques. Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) with multiple transmit and/or receive antennas systems.