Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
EEE5601 Digital Communication Spring 3 0 3 12
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Assoc. Prof. SAEID KARAMZADEH
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: AWGN kanal için bazı modülasyon/demodülasyon tekniklerini, temel sezim kuramını ve performans analizinin metodlarını detaylarıyla anlamak.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. Describe digital communications,

2. Explain signal space representation,

3. Describe digital modulation schemes,

4. Gain knowledge noise calculations,

5. Understand single-user detection theory.

Course Content

This course starts with reviewing concepts of sampling, quantization and encoding. Then, it moves to source and channel coding, signal space representation, and digital modulation schemes. Upon visiting digital demodulation schemes, performance analysis of different schemes are carried out. In the second half of the course, basic estimation and detection techniques are introduced. Finally, the course ends with fading channel analysis.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) General model for a digital communication system
2) Source and channel coding
3) Signal Space Representation
4) Digital modulation schemes, M-QAM
5) Performance considerations, Bandwidth considerations, Practical considerations
6) (Phase) noncoherent detection principles
7) Differential detection, System constraints and trade-offs
8) Comparison and discussion of previously mentioned methods. Midterm exam.
9) General Concepts of Detection Theory, Bayesian Decision Theory
10) The Likelihood Ratio Test and Its applications
11) Optimal binary detection for the Gaussian vector channel
12) Optimal detection for M-ary hypothesis tests
13) BER calculations
14) Introduction to fading channels


Course Notes / Textbooks: Proakis, Digital Communications, Fourth Edition, McGraw Hill

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Project 1 % 30
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 14 42
Project 4 50
Midterms 9 60
Final 4 48
Total Workload 200

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.