EENG 5810 Digital Communications
Fall 2017
Instructor: Dr. Shengli Fu
Office: DP B276
Tel: 9408916942
Email: Shengli.Fu@unt.edu
Class Meeting: Monday & Wednesday, DP B242, 2:30  3:50 PM
Office Hours Tuesday, 2:00  5:00 PM, or by appointments
Textbooks
· Required: John G. Proakis and Masoud Salehi, Digital Communications, ISBN 9780072957167, McGrawHill, Fifth Edition.
· Reference 1: B. P. Lathi and Zhi Ding, Modern Digital and Analog Communication Systems, ISBN: 9780195331455, Oxford University Press, Inc., Fourth Edition.
· Reference 2: Theodore S. Rappaport, Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice, ISBN10: 0130422320, Prentice Hall, Second Edition.
Prerequisites
Linear systems and elementary probability theory.
Grading Policies
Homework: 15% (NOT accepted if late)
Matlab Project: 15% (5% each)
Midterm Exam: 25%
Final Exam: 30%
Final Project: 15%
Final Project
1. Find your group member before September 11 (THREE or FOUR members per group)
2. Choose the topic before September 18
3. Report and presentation due on November 29
Assignments
HW1 (Due on Sep. 20), Solution
HW2 (Due on Sep. 27), Solution
HW3 (Due on Oct. 9): 2.2, 2.3, 2.12, 2.16 (1), Solution
HW4 (Due on Oct. 16), Solution
HW5 (Due on Oct. 25), 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.10, Solution
HW6 (Due on Nov. 22): 4.3, 4.5, 4.10 (1, 2), 4.12, 4.19(1, 2, 3),
HW7 (Due on Nov. 27): 4.20, 4.23, 4.24, 4.28, 4.39
Matlab Project (Due on Dec.
6): lena.gif
Class Schedule (tentative)
Week 
Date 
Topics 
Reading 
1 
08/28 
Introduction, Lecture 1, 
Ch. 1.1 
2 
09/04 
Communication Systems and Channels, Lecture 2 
Ch. 1.2, 1.3 
3 
09/11 


4 
09/18 
Ch. 2.1 

5 
09/25 
Deterministic and Random Signal (cont.), Lecture 7, Lecture 8 
Ch. 2.2 
6 
10/02 
Digital Modulation Schemes, Lecture 9, Lecture 10 
Ch. 3.1, 3.2 
7 
10/09 
Digital Modulation Schemes (cont.) Lecture 11, Lecture 12 
Ch. 3.2 
8 
10/16 
Digital Modulation Schemes (cont.), Lecture 13, Lecture 14 
Ch. 3.2 
9 
10/23 
Optimum Receivers for AWGN Channels, Lecture 15, Lecture 16 
Ch. 4.1 
10 
11/01 
Midterm 
Ch. 4.2 
11 
11/06 
Optimum Receivers for AWGN Channels (cont.), Lecture 17 
Ch. 4.2 
12 
11/13 
Optimum Receivers for AWGN Channels (cont.), 
Ch. 4.2 
13 
11/22 
Optimum Receivers for AWGN Channels (cont.), 
Ch. 4.2 
14 
11/27 
Project Presentation 

15 
12/04 
Prefinal week 

16 
12/11 
Final Exam: 1:303:30PM 

Project Topics
1. J. Harshan and E. Viterbo, "Integer spacetime block codes for practical MIMO systems," IEEE Wireless Communication Letters, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 455  458, 2013. (Group: )
2. S. Sharifian, B. Hashemitabar, T.A. Gulliver, "QAM constellation design for complex field network coding in multiway relay channels," IEEE Wireless Communication Letters, vol. 2, no. 5, pp. 483  486, 2013.
3. Q. Tang, Y Xiao, P. Yang, and Q. Yu, "A new lowcomplexity nearML detection algorithm for spatial modulation," IEEE Wireless Communication Letters, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 90  93, 2013.
4. F. Tavassoli and C. Zhou, "A new quaternary alphabet signal constellation for differential unitary spacetime modulation," IEEE Wireless Communication Letters, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 159  162, 2013.
5. J. F. Paris, F. J. LopezMartinez, and E. MartosNaya, "On the connection between Gaussian Qfunctions and a class of hypergeometric functions: application to LCR of lognormal processes," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 17, no. 8, pp. 14931496, August 2013.
6. F. Tavassoli and C. Zhou, "A new quaternary alphabet signal constellation for differential unitary spacetime modulation," IEEE Wireless Communication Letters, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 159162, April 2013.
7. M. Beko and R. Dinis, "Designing Good MultiDimensional Constellations," IEEE Wireless Communication Letters, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 221224. June 2012. (Group: Nattapong Chotikorn, Praveen Pavuluri, and Srinivasa Kiran Gottapu)
8. R. Rajashekar, K. V. S. Hari, and L. Hanzo, "Antenna selection in spatial modulation systems," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 521523, February 2013.
9. N. C. Beaulieu and C. Jiang, "A new solution for the SEP of MPSK," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 1214, January 2013.
10. M. Beko and R. Dinis, "Designing good multidimensional constellations," IEEE Wireless Communication Letters, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 221224, June 2012.
11. J. Zheng, "Signal vector based list detection for spatial modulation," IEEE Wireless Communication Letters, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 265267, August 2012.
12. F. Zeng, X. Zeng, Z. Zhang, and G. Xuan, "8QAM+ periodic complementary sequence sets," IEEE Communicationss Letters, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 8385, January 2012.
13. Z. Liu, Q. Xie, K. Peng, and Z. Yang, "APSK constellation with Gray mapping," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 15, no. 12, pp. 12711273, December, 2012. (Group: Yuan Cao, Yunlong Qi and Lisha Yao)
14. W. M. Jang, "A simple upper bound of the Gaussian QFunction with closedform error bound," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 157159, Feb. 2011.
15. S. S. H. Bidaki, S. Talebi, and M. Shahabinejad, "A fullrate fulldiversity 2x2 spacetime block code with linear complexity for the maximum likelihood receiver," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 15, no. 8, pp. 842844, Aug. 2011.
16. P. Yang, Y. Xiao, Y. Yu, and S. Li, "Adaptive spatial modulation for wireless MIMO transmission systems," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 602604, June 2011.
17. J. P. Fonseka and E. M. Dowling, "Compact pulse shaping for efficient PAM/QAM signaling," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 593595, Jun. 2011. (Group: Michael Gardner, Austin Burbridge, Saed Qaraqi and Craig Bonner)
18. Y. Zhang, Y. Ma, and R. Tafazolli, "Power allocation for bidirectional AF relaying over Rayleigh fading channels," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 145147, Feb. 2010.
19. H. J. Yang, Y. Choi, and J. Chun, "Modified highorder PAMs for binary coded physicallayer network coding," IEEE Communications, vol. 14, no. 8, pp. 689691, Aug. 2010.
20. H. Yu and G. Wei, "Symbol error probability of cross QAM in Rayleigh fading channels," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 375377, May 2010. (Group: Aishat Bolomope, Rashmi Seri, and Shashank reddy Byru)
21. M. Benjillali and L. Szczecinski, "A simple detectandforward scheme in fading channels," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 309311, May 2009.
22. H. A. Suraweera, R. H. Y. Louie, Y. Li, G. K. Karagiannides, and B. Vucetic, "Two hop amplifyandforward transmission in mixed Rayleigh and Rician fading channels," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 227229, Apr. 2009.
23. Q. Shi and Zhang, Q.T. "MPSK modulated constellation design for differential spacetime modulation," IEEE Trans. Communications, vol. 56, no. 7, pp. 10381042, Jul. 2008.
24. W. Gappmair, "CramerRao Lower Bound for NonDataAided SNR Estimation of Linear Modulation Schemes, " IEEE Trans. Communications, vol. 56, no. 5, pp. 689693, May 2008.
25. Woong Cho and Liuqing Yang, "Optimum Resource Allocation for Relay Networks with Differential Modulation, " IEEE Trans. Communications, vol. 56, no. 4, pp. 531534, Apr. 2008.
26. J. Jeganathan, A. Ghrayeb, and L. Szczecinski, "Spatial modulation: optimal detection and performance analysis," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 12, no. 8, pp. 545547, Aug. 2008. (Group: Guy Kouaho, Muhammad Azam, and “Nathan” Hinojosa)
27. S. Yao, M. N. Khormuji, and M. Skoglund, "Sawtooth relaying," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 12, no. 9, pp. 612614, Sep. 2008. (Group: Yanliang Zhou, Zhongwei Wang, Ke Xu and Yuefan Liu)
28. S. D. Assimonis, M. Matthaiou, and G. K. Karagiannidis, "Twoparameter Nyquist pulses with better performance," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 12, no. 11, pp. 807809, Nov. 2008.
29. W. Cho and L. Yang, "Optimum resource allocation for relay networks with differential modulation," IEEE Trans. Communications, vol. 56, no. 4, pp. 531534, April 2008.
30. M. Hajiaghayi and C. Tellambura, "Unitary signal constellations for differential spacetime modulation," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 2527, Jan. 2007.
31. J. Bakus and A. K. Khandani, "Quantiser design for AWGN and Rayleigh fading BPSK channels with soft output decoding," IEE Proc.Commun. vol. 151, no. 6, pp. 613618, December 2004.
General Comments
· Students are encouraged to discuss class material and homework in order to better understand concepts. However, all the homework you submit must be of your own. Direct copying of a solution (from a friend or a book) will be considered as plagiarism and a violation of the University Honor Code.
· Homework assignments are to be turned at the beginning of the class on the due date. Late submission (Homework and Project) will not be accepted.
· The exams (midterm and final) are closed book with one page (8.5 x 11) of notes allowed. Make up exams may be given only under exceptional circumstances and with prior approval of the instructor.
· All students are responsible for announcements made in lecture, on the student access website, or via the class email list.
· It is the responsibility of students with certified disabilities to provide the instructor with appropriate documentation from the Dean of Students Office (see http://www.unt.edu/oda).