Modem design

lelec2880  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Modem design
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h + 30.0 h
Louveaux Jérôme; Vandendorpe Luc;

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 With respect to the AA referring system defined for the Master in Electrical Engineering, the course contributes to the develoopment, mastery and assessment of the following skills :
  • AA1.1, AA1.2, AA1.3
  • AA2.1, AA2.2, AA2.4
  • AA3.1
  • AA4.2, AA4.4
  • AA5.3, AA5.5

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
  • Introduction to digital communication systems
  • Random signals, modulations and detection
  • Coherent and noncoherent demodulation
  • Basics of Information theory
  • Convolutional codes
  • Adaptive modulation and coding
  • Equalization (Linear and decision-feedback)
  • Synchronization (time, frequency and phase)
Teaching methods
The cours is organized as follows
  • 14 lectures
  • 6-7 exercice sessions
  • A project based on Matlab simulations, carried out in groups of 2 students. The project is supervised and  takes the equivalent of 6-7 exercice sessions. The project starts around April and lasts until the last week of the semester.
Evaluation methods
The project is evaluated through a written report as well as a presentation by the students, followed by oral discussion on the results of the project. 
The students are also evaluated individually with a written examination, based on the objectives described earlier. The examination is open-book and mostly based on exercices applying the different studied concepts. 
  • Syllabus de cours
  • Transparents
  • Enoncés et corrigés des séances d'exercices
L'ensemble de ces supports de cours sont disponibles sur Moodle
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Electrical Engineering

Master [120] in Mathematical Engineering