ELEC 476: ABET Course Objectives and Outcomes

ABET program outcomes that we must meet

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

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

  2. explain how Hamming distance between codewords directly affects the performance of error-correction codes.
    (a, k, n)

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

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

  5. use Marcum's Q-function to evalute the analytical BER of binary phase-shift keying (BPSK) over the AWGN channel with matched filtering.
    (a, n)

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

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