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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 16.36 (Spring 2003) 
  • Course Title:
  • Communication Systems Engineering 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Aeronautics and Astronautics 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Eytan Modiano 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 16.36 Communication Systems Engineering

    Spring 2003

    Course Highlights

    Features of this course include a complete set of lecture notes and assignments. This material is an excellent companion to the instructor's other course, 16.37J, Data Communication Networks.

    Course Description

    16.36 covers the fundamentals of digital communications and networking, including the basics of information theory, sampling and quantization, coding, modulation, signal detection and system performance in the presence of noise. The study of data networking includes multiple access, reliable packet transmission, routing and protocols of the internet. The concepts taught in class are discussed in the context of aerospace communication systems: aircraft communications, satellite communications, and deep space communications.

    *Some translations represent previous versions of courses.


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