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Course Detail

Course Name Spread Spectrum Communication
Course Code 15ECE358
Program B. Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Introduction to spread spectrum – Direct sequence spread spectrum – Spreading sequences and Waveforms: – Pseudo-random sequence generation- Maximal sequences – Auto correlations and Power spectrums of codes – Characteristic polynomials – Generation of gold codes – Interference rejection for DS/SS. Frequency hopping spread spectrum – Frequency synthesizers – Multitone jamming – Hybrid systems.

Unit 2

Synchronization issues for spread-spectrum – Phase lock loop – Delay lock loop – Acquisition of spreading sequences – Serial search acquisition – Introduction to code tracking.

Unit 3

Detection of spread spectrum signals – Performance of direct sequence spread spectrum – Performance of frequency hopped spread spectrum – Performance of spread spectrum system with forward error correction. Low probability of detection – Code division multiple access (CDMA).

Text Books

  1. Don Torrieri “Principles of Spread-Spectrum Communication Systems”, Second Edition, Springer New York Dordrecht Heidelberg London.2011.


  1. Roger L Peterson, Rodger E Ziemer, David E Borth, “Introduction to Spread Spectrum Communication”, Pearson Education, First Edition, 2013.
  2. John. G. Proakis&MasoudSalehi, “Digital Communication”, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Limited, Fifth Edition, 2009.
  3. Rappaport, T. S, “Wireless Communications”, Pearson Education Asia,2003.

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