This section provides links to chapters of Prof. David Staelin’s draft textbook. The readings column refers to the relevant chapters and sections for each lecture. Supplementary readings are also provided below.

1 Introduction and Review 1 (PDF)
2 Review, Thermal Noise 2.1.1-2 (PDF)
3 3-D Thermal Noise, Shot N 2.1.3-4, 2.2.1 (PDF)
4 Receiver Power Sensitivity 2.2.2-3 (PDF)
5 Spectral Measurements, G, F 2.2.4-6, 2.3.1 (PDF)
6 Receiver Noise, Multiports 2.3.2-5 (PDF)
7 Mixers, Noise Reduction, PTs 2.3.6-7, 2.4.1 (PDF)
8 Optical Detection 2.4.2-5 (PDF)
9 Bolometers, Antenna Basics 2.4.6 (PDF), 3.1 (PDF)
10 Basic Wire Antennas, Arrays 3.2 (PDF)
11 Wire Antennas 3.2 (PDF)
12 Aperture Antennas 3.3 (PDF)
13 Polarization, Phase Errors 3.3 (PDF)
14 Binary Communications 4.1-4 (PDF)
  Quiz 1 (Closed Book)  
15 Channel Coding 4.5 (PDF)
16 Source Coding, Analog Basics 4.6-7 (PDF)
17 Analog Modulation 4.7-8 (PDF)
18 Aperture Synthesis 5.1 (PDF)
19 Interferometry 5.2 (PDF)
20 Basic Radar, Ambiguity 5.3 (PDF)
21 Synth. Aperture Radar (SAR) 5.4 (PDF), 6.1.1-2 (PDF)
22 Wave Propagation 3.4 (PDF)
23 Linear, Non-Linear Estimation 6.1.3-5 (PDF)
24 Non-Linear Estimation 
Remote Sensing 
Course Summary
6.2 (PDF)
  Quiz #2 (Closed Book)  

Supplementary Readings

Couch II, L. W. Digital and Analog Communication Systems. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1996. ISBN: 0135225833.

Feher, Kamilio. Digital Communications-Satellite/Earth Station Engineering. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall Inc., 1983. ISBN: 1884932010.

Oppenheim, Alan V., et al. Signals and Systems. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1996. ISBN: 0138147574.

Hsu, Hwei P. Probability, Random Variables and Random Processes . New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Schaum’s Outline Series, 1996. ISBN: 0070306443.

Schwartz, Mischa. Information Transmission, Modulation, and Noise. 2nd ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1980. ISBN: 0070559104.

Kraus. Radioastronomy. Cygnus-Quasar Books, 1986. ISBN: 1882484002.

Thompson, Moran, and Swenson. Interferometry and Synthesis in Radio Astronomy. New York, NY: Wiley-Interscience, 1986. ISBN: 0471254924.

Skolnik, Merrill. Introduction to Radar Systems. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1980. ISBN: 0070579091.

Kingston, Robert H. Optical Sources, Detectors, and System: Fundamentals and Applications. Burlington, MA: Academic Press, 1995.

Yariv, Amnon. Optical Electronics in Modern Communications. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1997. ISBN: 0195106261.

Staelin, Morgenthaler, and Kong. Electromagnetic Waves. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1993. ISBN: 0132258714.

Sklar, Bernard. Digital Communications. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1988, 776 pages. ISBN: 0130847887.

Rieke, G. H. Detection of Light: from Ultraviolet to the Submillimeter. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1994, 344 pages. ISBN: 0521017106.

Manolakis, D. G., V. K. Ingle, and S. M. Kogon. Statistical and Adaptive Signal Processing. New York, NY: McGraw Hill, 1999, 796 pages. ISBN: 0070400512.

Course Info

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