National University

WCM611B Masterandapos;s Research Project II

Lead Faculty: Dr. Shekar Viswanathan

Course Description

Two-month course, meets once a week. A continuation of WCM 611A. Students complete the project including all required documentation and formally present their final product to a review panel for evaluation. Grading is H, S, or U only. Course is In Progress (IP) grade eligible.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Complete and submit the written project report.
  • Demonstrate both written and oral communication skills relevant to a focused research interest.
  • Develop the ability of critical and innovative ideas for current and future research areas. 
  • Identify the needs and importance of the selected research topics for further development.
  • Gain sufficient hands-on training as a team member.
  • Construct a statistical model for signal analysis in communication area that allows to prove the model, describe the properties and apply in the real world problem.
  • Apply the concept of random variable function and the signal sampling techniques for estimation theory.
  • Design, implement, and test of wireless communication systems using the spread spectrum transmission and reception, CDMA and GSM principles.
  • Integrate the operation and protocols for simplex tone and data paging systems, WAP, WML, WLAN based IEEE 802.11b.
  • Utilize the different kinds of coding and decoding schemes used in wireless(Trellies coding, Turbo coding etc.), detection theory concepts: Bayesian approach to statistical inference, hypothesis testing and the Neyman-Pearson lemma, maximum likelihood decision rules, minimax decision rules, composite hypothesis testing, CFAR detection.
  • Implement Data Encryption Standard (DES), identification and authentication and public key systems.
  • Augment multiuser modulation and demodulation principles including  MAI, Chernoff and Bhattacharya bounds, etc.
  • Develop the ability of critical thinking and innovative ideas for current and future research in the area of Wireless Communication.