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Principles of Communication (Part 1). Instructor: Prof. Aditya K. Jagannatham, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kanpur.

This course covers fundamental concepts of communication systems, which are essential for the understanding of advanced courses in digital/ wireless communication systems. Beginning with various basic tools such as Fourier Series/ Transform, the course will also cover several important modulation techniques such as Amplitude Modulation, Frequency Modulation, Phase Modulation etc. Sampling process and Quantization, including Nyquist criterion and reconstruction of the original signal from the sampled signal will be dealt with in the later parts of the course. (from nptel.ac.in)

Course Curriculum

  • Lecture 01 – Basics – Definition of Energy and Power of Signals Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – Frequency Domain Representation and Introduction to Discrete Fourier Series Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Discrete Fourier Series Example and Parseval’s Theorem for Periodic Signals Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – Fourier Transform (FT), Inverse Fourier Transform (IFT) of Continuous Signals Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – Modulation Property of Fourier Transform, Dirac Delta or Unit Impulse Function Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – Duality Property of Fourier Transform, Introduction to Linear Time Invariant Systems Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – Transmission of a Signal through Linear Time Invariant Systems, … Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – Autocorrelation of Signals and Energy Spectral Density (ESD) Unlimited
  • Lecture 09 – Example for Autocorrelation of Signals and Energy Spectral Density (ESD) Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – Introduction to Amplitude Modulation (AM), Modulation Index, … Unlimited
  • Lecture 11 – Spectrum of AM Signals and Introduction to Envelope Detection Unlimited
  • Lecture 12 – Envelope Detection for AM Signals and Time Constant for Capacitor … Unlimited
  • Lecture 13 – Power of AM Signals and Power Efficiency of AM Signals Unlimited
  • Lecture 14 – Double Sideband (DSB) Suppressed Carrier (SC) Modulation Unlimited
  • Lecture 15 – DSB-SC Demodulation, Non-coherent Demodulation, Impact of Carrier Phase Offset Unlimited
  • Lecture 16 – Carrier Phase Offset Example for DSB-SC Demodulation Unlimited
  • Lecture 17 – Phase Synchronization using Costa Receiver for DSB-SC Demodulation Unlimited
  • Lecture 18 – Introduction to Quadrature Carrier Multiplexing (QCM) and Demodulation of … Unlimited
  • Lecture 19 – Introduction to Single Sideband (SSB) Modulation Unlimited
  • Lecture 20 – Generation of SSB Modulation Signals through Frequency Discrimination Unlimited
  • Lecture 21 – Frequency Domain Description of Hilbert Transform Unlimited
  • Lecture 22 – Time Domain Description of Hilbert Transform Unlimited
  • Lecture 23 – Phase Shifting Method for Generation of SSB Modulated Signals based on … Unlimited
  • Lecture 24 – Complex Pre-Envelope and Complex Envelope of Passband Signals Unlimited
  • Lecture 25 – Complex Pre-Envelope and Complex Envelope of QCM Signals Unlimited
  • Lecture 26 – Introduction to Vestigial Sideband (VSB) Modulation Unlimited
  • Lecture 27 – Properties of VSB Filter for Reconstruction of Message Signal without Distortion Unlimited
  • Lecture 28 – Introduction to Angle Modulation, Description of Phase Modulation and … Unlimited
  • Lecture 29 – Frequency Modulation with Sinusoidal Modulation Signal and Pictorial Examples Unlimited
  • Lecture 30 – Indirect Method for Generation of FM Signals – Generation of Narrowband FM Signals Unlimited
  • Lecture 31 – Generation of Wideband FM Signals through Frequency Multiplication Unlimited
  • Lecture 32 – Spectrum of Frequency Modulated (FM) Signals Unlimited
  • Lecture 33 – Bandwidth of Frequency Modulated (FM) Signals – Carson’s Rule Unlimited
  • Lecture 34 – Demodulation of Frequency Modulated (FM) Signals, Condition of Envelope Detection Unlimited
  • Lecture 35 – Analog to Digital Conversion of Signals and Introduction to Sampling Unlimited
  • Lecture 36 – Spectrum of a Sampled Signal, Aliasing and the Nyquist Sampling Theorem Unlimited
  • Lecture 37 – Ideal Impulse Train Sampling, Reconstruction of Original Signal from Samples, … Unlimited
  • Lecture 38 – Introduction to Pulse Amplitude Modulation, Sample and Hold, Flat Top Sampling Unlimited
  • Lecture 39 – Spectrum of PAM Signals, Reconstruction of Original Signal from PAM Signal Unlimited
  • Lecture 40 – Introduction to Quantization, Uniform Quantizer, Mid-Tread Quantizer Unlimited
  • Lecture 41 – Mid-Rise Quantizer, Quantization Error, Probability Density Function (PDF) Unlimited
  • Lecture 42 – Introduction to Lloyd-Max Quantization Algorithm, Optimal Quantizer Design Unlimited
  • Lecture 43 – Lloyd-Max Quantization Algorithm, Iterative Computation of Optimal … Unlimited
  • Lecture 44 – Companding for Non-uniform Quantization, Mu-law and A-law Compressors Unlimited
  • Lecture 45 – Introduction to Delta Modulation, One-bit Quantizer Unlimited
  • Lecture 46 – Signal Reconstruction in Delta Modulation, Distortions in Delta Modulation Unlimited
  • Lecture 47 – Differential Pulse Code Modulation (DPCM), DPCM Signal Reconstruction Unlimited
  • Lecture 48 – Frequency Mixing and Translation in Communication Systems, Heterodyne Receiver Unlimited
  • Lecture 49 – Frequency Translation and Superheterodyne Receiver Unlimited
  • Lecture 50 – Frequency Division Multiplexing (FDM), Carrier Spacing in FDM Unlimited
  • Lecture 51 – Time Division Multiplexing (TDM), Operation of TDM, Sample Spacing in TDM Unlimited
  • Lecture 52 – Bandwidth Requirements of Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) Unlimited

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