EE383/ECE480
Wireless
Systems
Course Syllabus (Spring 2016)
Fairfield
University School
of Engineering
Course
Number: EE 383/ECE480 |
Course
Name: Wireless Systems |
Time: Tuesdays
6:30pm - 9:00pm |
Course Location: BNW
254 |
Instructor: Jeffrey
N. Denenberg |
Final Exam: Team
Design project |
Office: Bannow
301C |
Hours: Mon, Wed & Thurs 2:00 – 4:00 |
Office Phone:
(203) 254-3330 |
Google
Voice: (203) 513-9427 |
Email: jeffrey.denenberg@ieee.org |
Course Description:
This
course covers several aspects of wireless communication, including antenna
design, FCC regulations, and multi-channel transmission protocols. Modern
design approaches, such as Bluetooth, are discussed, along with wide-area
network systems (WANS) and local broadband networks.
Prerequisites:
EE321 (Electromagnetic Fields), EE213 (Circuit Analysis 1)
Expected
Student Outcomes
Learning
Outcome |
|||
1. |
The student
will know the constituents of a wireless communications system. |
Knowledge |
c, i, j |
2. |
The student
will be able to analyze various methods of wireless transmission and
detection methods. |
Analysis |
a, c, h, i,
j, k |
3. |
The student
will be able to analyze and allocate performance objectives to components of
a wireless communications system. |
Application |
a, c, e, i,
j, k |
4. |
The student
will understand wireless coverage modeling techniques. |
Knowledge |
a, c, e, i,
j, k |
5. |
The student
will become more proficient in their use of MatLab/Simulink in modeling the
performance of complex systems. |
Analysis |
a, c, e, i,
j, k |
6. |
The student
will gain a group engineering design experience. |
Synthesis |
a, c, e, g,
i, j, k |
Textbook
1: David Tse and
Pramod Viswanath, Fundamentals of
Wireless Communication, ISBN #9780521845274, Cambridge University
Press
Textbook
2: Robert
G. Gallager, Principals of Digital Communication, ISBN
#9780521845274, Cambridge University
Press
References:
· “Analog and Digital Communication Systems”,
Hwei Hsu, Schaum’s Outline Series,
2008, ISBN 0-07-140228-4
· MatLab Tutorial by Dr. Aliane at the
University of New Haven
Performance Indicators and grading:
6 written quizzes
will be given after each section during the term as
outlined in the syllabus. The quizzes
will be closed book, no notes, no
computer and no makeup quizzes will be given.
Quizzes (4 of 6 count) 40%
Quiz Review Exam 30%
Project in lieu of a Final
Exam 30%
Quiz grading:
The purpose of the quizzes
is to convey your understand the material; therefore, it is
important that you show your work. Even if you feel
that the solution to a problem is obvious; you must still explain why it is
obvious.
Furthermore; if you are
asked to solve
a
problem using a given technique; then use that technique; otherwise, I have no way to judge your
understanding of the technique being tested.
Homework policy:
The purpose of homework:
Periodic short quizzes on
the HW due that day will be given in class.
Grades are based on honest
effort
(copies of the work of others, or content from the Internet, is not acceptable).
Homework
is due
Thursday the next class after it is assigned (except when specified). This homework
cycle gives an intervening class where students
can
ask questions. If you know you have a conflict, please make arrangements ahead for time.
If you understand how to
do the homework problems you will have an easier time
with the Quizzes.
Class structure:
Lectures/notes/text/videos are the primary sources of information.