Fall 2023 - ENSC 327 D100

Communication Systems (4)

Class Number: 7893

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 18, 2023
    Mon, 7:00–10:00 p.m.

  • Instructor:

    Atousa Hajshirmohammadi
    1 778 782-7019
  • Prerequisites:

    (ENSC 380 or MSE 280) and ENSC 280, all with a minimum grade of C-. Students who completed STAT 270 prior to Spring 2015 may use STAT 270 instead of ENSC 280.



This course represents and introduction to analog and digital communications systems. The main topics are: a review of Fourier Transform; the representation of bandpass signals; random signals in communications, including stationarity, ergodicity, correlation, power spectra and noise; amplitude and frequency modulation; circuits and techniques for modulation and demodulation; frequency division multiplexing; baseband digital communication; time division and multiplexing; an introduction to basic digital modulation schemes such as BPSK, FSK and QPSK. Laboratory work is included in this course.



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