Modem design

lelec2880  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Modem design
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h + 30.0 h
Louveaux Jérôme (coordinator); 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
  • 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

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The cours is organized as follows
  • 13 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

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

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 des séances d'exercices
L'ensemble de ces supports de cours sont disponibles sur Moodle
Faculty or entity
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Teaching methods
If the sanitary situation makes it possible the lectures and exercices sessions will be held in presence.
If the sanitary situation requests it the lectures and exercices sessions will be held remotely. Students may also be invited to watch poscasts.
Evaluation methods
The evaluation will address subjects covered in the courses, the podcasts and the exercise classes. The project will also be evaluated.
The examination will be written, individual, and composed of open questions. It will be an open book examination.
The students will also be evaluated by group and orally about the project. Depending on the sanitary conditions, this evaluation will be held in presence or remotely. It will consist in a student presentation followed by questions.

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

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Electrical Engineering

Master [120] in Mathematical Engineering