EENG-401: Communication Theory

EENG 401: Communication Theory

Winter Term 2006

New York Institute of Technology


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Homework Assignments

  • The assignments will be distibuted in the class

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Course Description

This course provides a mathematical background in communication systems principles that is necessary for undergraduate students. Several analog modulation and demodulation methods are studied. By the end of the course, the student should be able to characterize analog modulation signals in both time and frequency domains. The student should also be knowledgeable of differences between analog communication systems in terms of performance, spectral characteristics, and complexity. The course includes an introduction to pulse modulation techniques.


EENG 341: Signals and linear system analysis
EENG 382: Probability, random variables, and stochastic processes

Course Topics

  • Introduction. The basic communication system Hilbert transform. Analytic signals. Representation of bandpass signals and systems

  • Continuos-Wave Modulation and Demodulation.

  • Amplitude Modualtion. The full AM signal. DSB-SC modulation. Frequency translation. Sideband filtering.
    VSB modulation. SSB modulation.

  • Frequency Modualtion. Single-tone FM. Narrow-band FM. Wide-band FM. Generation of FM waves.
    FM bandwidth. Demodulation of FM waves. Nonlinear effects in FM systems.

  • Phase- Modulation Systems. Sampling Theorem. A/D Conversion. Pulse Amplitude Modulation. Pulse Width Modulation. Pulse Position Modulation. Time Division Multiplexing.


  • Communication Systems, 4/e (2001) by: Simon Haykin


  1. R. E. Ziemer and W. H. Tranrer, Principles of Communications, 4th ed., Wiley, 1995
  2. A. B. Carlson, Communication Systems, 3rd ed., McGraw-Hill, 1986
  3. B. P. Lathi, Modern Digital and Analog Communication Systems, HRW, 1983
  4. K. S. Shanmugam, Digital and Analog Communication Systems, Wiley, 1979

Grading Policy

  • HW Assignments: 20 %  
  • Midterm Exam: 30 %
  • Final: 50 %

Dr. Lo'ai A. Tawalbeh