ECE4371/ECE4117 Introduction to Telecommunication Engineering, Fall, 2015

Zhu Han


Instructor information

        Office location: Engineering 2 W302

        Office hours: Mon. 10am-2pm,

Other time including weekend by appointment


        Phone: 713-743-4437(o), 301-996-2011(c)

        Course website:

Course description and objectives

This course focuses on the analysis and design of communication systems, including both analog and digital systems. We will cover modulation and demodulation techniques, performance of modulation in noise, and application of these techniques to current systems, including radio, TV, satellite, and cellular systems. The analog communication systems will be studied first. Then the basic theories for the communications are briefly covered, such as random process, estimation and detection, information theory, and error correct coding. With these theories, current digital communication techniques will be investigated. The objectives are to give the students overview of communication systems, instruct the basic theorems for communications, and illustrate the state-of-art for communication techniques.


Required textbook:

Modern Digital and Analog Communication Systems, B.P. Lathi and Zhi Ding, 4th edition, Oxford University Press

Required software: MATLAB

Syllabus (doc)

Exam and grading policy

1.       Three exams on analog, digital technique, and digital standard

2.       Participation: 5%

3.       Vote for the percentage of homework, projects, and exams at the final exam


Course Slides:

1.     Introduction, ppt

2.     Analog modulation: DSB and AM, Satellite communication, ppt

3.     QAM, SSB, VSB, FDM, and analog TV, ppt

4.     Phase-locked loop, and FM basics, ppt

5.     FM modulation and demodulation, ppt

6.     Noise effects on analog modulation, and security, ppt

7.     Sampling Theory, ppt

8.     TDM, Quantization, ADC/DAC, ppt

9.     PCM, Delta modulation, error in PCM, T Carrier, ppt

10.  Line coding, ppt

11.  Line coding Spectrum, gray code, scrambler, JPEG, MPEG, ppt

12.  Inter-symbol-interference, Nyguist criteria, and eye diagram, ppt

13.  Partial response signal and digital modulation, ppt

14.  Match filter, equalizer and timing circuit, ppt

15.  Decision, BER and digital modulation tradeoff, ppt

16.  ARQ, FEC basics, ppt

17.  Linear coding and cyclic coding, ppt

18.  Convolutional code, ppt

19.  Modern code, MIMO/space time coding, coded modulation, ppt

20.  CDMA, ppt

21.  OFDM, ppt

22.  OSI model, TCP/IP and multiple access, ppt

23.  Device-to-device communication, ppt

24.  Full duplex, ppt

25.  Femto/small cell, ppt

26.  Smartgrid, ppt

27.  Other 5G technologies, ppt


Notice for the web-viewers outside UH: You are welcomed to use the slides but please let me know if there are any error and any way for improvement.


1.     Analog Exam, slides 1-6, AM and FM

2.     Exam 2, slide 7-23, 12/5/16



1.     HW 1 4.2.1, 4.2.3, 4.2.5, 4.2.7, 4.2.9, 4.3.3, 4.3.8, 4.4.2, 4.4.4, 4.5.2, 4.8.1, Due 9/21/16

2.     HW 2, 5.1.1, 5.1.4, 5.2.4, 5.2.7, 5.3.1, 5.4.2, 5.4.3, due 10/3/16

3.     HW3, line coding one in slides 10, due 10/17/16

4.     7.2.6, 7.3.4, 7.4.2, 7.5.1, 7.7.4, 7.8.1, Due 11/02/16

5.     Doc, on slides 19, 11/16/16




1.     Project 1, due 9/29/16, descriptions and sample code

2.     Project 2, due 11/21/16, descriptions and sample code



ECE 4117 Experiments

Syllabus (doc)


Manual file, pdf

Some other reference files, zip


Exp. #1: Due 10/3

Exp. #2: Due 10/3

Exp. #3: Due 10/3

Exp. #4: Due 11/9

Exp. #5: Due 11/9

Exp. #6, Lab 1 and Lab 2 for USRP2, lab manual is next to the USRP2 in Lab S352. Due last day of class.


Notice for the web-viewers outside UH: You are welcomed to use the slides but please let me know if there are any error and any way for improvement.