Course Number
Next Offered
Spring 2024
Primary Program
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Applied Physics Laboratory
Course Format
Onsite, Virtual Live

This course explores synchronization techniques in modern digital receivers. Synchronization techniques, from initial detection of a signal to symbol timing recovery, is studied in this course. Students will learn practical synchronization techniques through experimentation and hands-on development. Students develop software to solve synchronization problems relevant to modern wireless communication standards. A semester project involving demodulation and synchronization is required.

Course Prerequisite(s)

EN.525.627 Digital Signal Processing

Course Offerings


Digital Receiver Synchronization Techniques

01/23/2024 - 04/30/2024
Tues 4:30 p.m. - 7:10 p.m.
Kossiakoff Center K219
Notes: This course uses the Virtual Live format. It combines the face-to-face class held at APL (section .3VL) with remote students participating online through live web-conferencing. You may choose to attend in-person/on-site or remotely or both. Students who wish to enroll and attend in Virtual Live courses in-person/on-site at the Applied Physics Lab, COVID-19 and Flu vaccination compliance is mandatory for enrollment in this course. All students must upload proof of vaccination or request and receive an exemption in the Vaccination Management System ( prior to the start of class.
Spring 2024
Course Format
Virtual Live
Applied Physics Laboratory
Course Materials