Course Title: 
Communication Engineering
Course Code: 
Year Taught: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School of Engineering

'Communication Engineering' is a course offered in B. Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Unit 1

Introduction: Communication, Communication systems - Block diagram description of Analog and Digital Systems; Review of Fourier Representation, Waveform Spectra, Bandwidth; Noise - Sources of Noise and their Manifestations into Communication Systems, Noise Figure, Significance of SNR Considerations in Communication Systems.

Modulation: Necessity, Introduction to Analog and Digital Modulation.

Unit 2

Amplitude Modulation: Theory, Modulation Index, Spectral Representation of modulated Waves, Power and Bandwidth Considerations, Carrier and side bands, Modulation Schemes: DSBFC, Suppressed Carrier, SSB Techniques – Filter Systems, Phase Shift Method, Carrier Reinsertion System, VSB, Applications.

Frequency Modulation: Introduction, Theory of FM and Phase Modulation, Frequency Spectrum of FM wave, Applications.

Pulse Communication: Introduction, PWM, PPM, PCM.

Unit 3

Introduction to Digital Communications: Fundamentals of Data Communication Systems, FSK, PSK and QAM.

Applications in Power Systems: Power line carrier, Elements of carrier channel, transmitter, line traps, carrier communication, carrier relaying, power system communication, telemetry, telecontrol.

  • George Kennedy, Bernard Davis, “Electronic Communication Systems”, Fifth Edition, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Limited, 2006
  • Wayne Tomasi, “Electronic Communication Systems, Fundamentals through Advanced”, Fourth Edition, Pearson Education, 2002.
  • Donald G. Fink, H. Wayne Beaty, “Standard Hand Book for Electrical Engineers” Fourteenth Edition, McGraw Hill Publishing Company Limited, 2001 (For application in Power Systems.)
  • Simon Haykin, “An Introduction to Analog and Digital Communication”, Fourth Edition, John Wiley and Sons, 2003.
  • Taub, Schilling, “Principles of Communication Systems”, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Limited, 2004.
  • Dennis Roddy, John Coolen, “Electronic Communications”, Fourth Edition ,Pearson Education, 2004