ELEC 476: ABET Course Objectives and Outcomes
Course objectives:
Students finishing this course will understand
an advanced topic in digital and wireless communication systems.
The particular focus in the fall, 2001 course is
error control coding (block, convolutional, and turbo coding).
Course outcomes:
At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to

explain the meaning and significance of Shannon's channel capacity
theorem.
(a, n)

explain how Hamming distance between codewords directly affects
the performance of errorcorrection codes.
(a, k, n)

compute and interpret
the capacity of the binary symmetric channel (BSC) and
the additive, white Gaussian noise (AWGN) channel.
(a, n)

use Matlab to simulate the bit error rate (BER) performance of
errorcorrection codes.
(a, k, m, n)

use Marcum's Qfunction to
evalute the analytical BER of binary phaseshift keying (BPSK)
over the AWGN channel with matched filtering.
(a, n)

decode convolutional codes using the Viterbi algorithm.
(a, k, m, n)

explain the basic operation of turbo codes.
(a, i, n)