University of Saskatchewan
Ha H. Nguyen, 3B05 Engineering Building
MWF, 3:30-4:30PM, in Room 1C70E.
The first meeting is on Friday, September 6, 2013.
The goal of this course is to study the fundamentals, as well as to introduce new ideas and state-of-the-art techniques of wireless communications at a level accessible to graduate students with basic backgrounds in probability/random processes and digital communications. Examples from existing wireless communications standards will be used.
Basics of probability and random processes (EE845), digital communications (EE456), linear and matrix algebra.
D. Tse and P. Viswanath, Fundamentals of Wireless Communication, Cambridge University Press, 2005 (our library has both paper and electronic copies of the text).
H. Jafarkhani, Space-Time Coding: Theory and Practice, Cambridge University Press, 2005.
A. Goldsmith, Wireless Communications, Cambridge University Press, 2005.
J. G. Proakis and M. Salehi, Digital Communications, 5th ed. McGraw-Hill, 2008.
J. G. Proakis, Digital Communications, 4th ed. McGraw-Hill, 2001.
M. K. Simon and M. -S. Alouini, Digital Communication over Fading Channels, John Wiley & Sons, 2nd Ed., 2005.
Ha H. Nguyen and Ed Shwedyk, A First Course in Digital Communications, Cambridge University Press, 2009.
J. M. Wozencraft and I. M. Jacobs, Principles of Communication Engineering, John Wiley & Sons, 1965.
I. S. Gradshteyn and I. M. Ryzhik, Table of Integrals, Series and Products, Academic Press, 6th Ed., 2000.
Note: Textbooks and most of the above references have been put on reserve (24 hours) in Engineering library.
Final grades will be determined on the basis of assignments (40%), a project (20%), and a final examination (40%).
Note regarding the assignments: Though I do not object to students discussing the concepts, I do expect that the work handed in is essentially the effort of the student. You are of course always welcome to discuss a problem(s) with me.
Note regarding the projects: A list of potential projects is here. A project report and an oral presentation are required at the end of the term.
Assignments and Solutions