This online laboratory-based course focuses on modulation/demodulation (MODEM) aspects of wireless communications systems. This course is designed to enhance the student's understanding of fundamental communications waveforms and to present methods commonly used to process them. Students will be exposed to various implementations of MODEM circuits used to process waveforms such as FM, FSK, PSK, and QAM. All work is performed remotely via Internet access to the remote laboratory facility located at the Johns Hopkins University. Following an introduction to this remote laboratory implementation, students will conduct a series of laboratory exercises designed to enhance their understanding of material presented in communications engineering courses. Course modules involve the characterization of waveforms and MODEM circuits through lecture, laboratory exercises, analysis, and online discussion. Materials required for this course include a broadband Internet connection, web browser, word processing software (e.g., MS Word or equivalent), and analysis software (e.g., MATLAB or equivalent) used to process and present data collected.
525.616 Communication Systems Engineering or consent of the instructor.