Course name 
Communication Theory and Digital Transmission 

Lecturers 
Prof. Enrico Forestieri 

Semester 
First 

University Credits 
4 (40 hours) 

Description 
This course module will introduce the students to the fundamental principles of communication theory and data transmission with emphasis on performance, spectral characteristics, and complexity.
OBJECTIVES: 

Topics 
• Digital transmission through the AWGN channel • Optimum receiver design • Digital transmission through bandlimited AWGN channels • Power spectrum of digitally modulated signals • Maximumlikelihood sequence detection • Channel equalization 

Prior Skills 
• Probability, random variables and stochastic processes • Background of signal analysis and linear systems theory 

Suggested Books 
S. Benedetto and E. Biglieri, Principles of Digital Transmission: With Wireless Applications, Springer, 1999. ISBN 0306457539. J. Proakis, Digital Communications, 4th ed., McGrawHill, 2001. ISBN 0072321113. R. D. Gitlin, J. F. Hayes, and S. B. Weinstein, Data Communication Principles, Plenum Press, 1992. ISBN 0306437775 

Exam policy 
Written test. Open answers and exercises 