16.36 - COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS


Tues & Thursdays 11:00 -12:30
Room 33 319
Professor Eytan Modiano
Office hours: Monday 3pm - 4pm - 33-412 or by appointment
Email: modiano@mit.edu
 


Course material on Stellar


Administrative Information

Administrative Assistant
Julie Finn

33-412


Overview

The course will cover fundamentals of digital communications and networking. We will study the basics of information theory, sampling and quantization, coding, modulation, signal detection and system performance in the presence of noise. The study of data networking will include multiple access, reliable packet transmission, routing and protocols of the internet. The concepts taught in class will be discussed in the context of aerospace communication systems: aircraft communications, satellite communications, deep space communications.

Prerequisites

Unified Engineering or Signals and Systems (6.003). Probabilistic Systems Analysis (6.041) or Statistics and Probability (16.09).

Textbook
Communications Systems Engineering, Proakis and Salehi


Supplementary Texts & References:

S.Haykin, "Communication Systems" 1994 (2000).
A.Tannenbaum, "Computer Networks," 1996.