Dr. A. Chockalingam
Indian Institute of Science
Department of Electrical and Communication Engineering, Bangalore - 560 012. INDIA
Tel: +91-80-22933156, Fax: +91-80-23600563, Email: achockal@iisc.ac.in

E2-251: Communication Systems Design (Aug-Dec)

Course Content
  • Communication link design for AWGN channels; path loss models, noise figure, receiver sensitivity; link budget for deep space communication - a case study. Communication subsystem requirements and specifications: analog/digital front-end, oscillator phase noise, analog/digital up/down conversion, carrier frequency offset (CFO), bandpass sampling, DAC/ADC interface, quantization noise and clipping, dynamic range, ADC selection, automatic gain control (AGC), sampling jitter, CORDIC, I/Q imbalance, DC offset correction, error vector magnitude (EVM), power amplifier (PA) non-linearities. Communication link budget for flat fading channels - a case study. Communication link budget for ISI channels - multi-carrier (OFDM) and single-carrier (cyclic-prefixed SC) techniques; impact of PA distortions in OFDM, PAPR issues, CFO estimation and correction, SFO estimation and correction. Communication link budget for MIMO wireless and spatial modulation - a case study. Visible light wireless communications (VLC); transmitter, channel, receiver, performance, MIMO-VLC.

Text Books / Reference Material
  • Tony J. Rouphael, Wireless Receiver Architectures and Design: Antenna, RF, Synthesizers, Mixed Signal and Digital Signal Processing, Academic Press, 2014.
  • Lydi Smaini, RF Analog Impairments Modeling for Communication Systems Simulation: Application to OFDM-based Transceivers, John-Wiley & Sons, 2012.
  • Abbas Mohammadi and Fadhel M. Ghannouchi, RF Transceiver Design for MIMO Wireless Communications, Springer-Verlag, 2012.
  • Fa-Long Luo, Digital Front-End in Wireless Communications and Broadcasting: Circuits and Signal Processing, Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • Reasearch papers in journals and conferences.