Communication Systems

EECS Professor Erik Perrins and his students are developing two-way communication systems for Smart Grids that will utilize existing wireless services.

EECS researchers integrate leading-edge research with practical implementation across a wide range of challenging communications systems problems. Current research efforts include delay-sensitive, energy-efficient wireless communication, multi-user communication systems and networks, advanced modulation techniques, channel coding, and synchronization. Building on a long and storied history in communication innovation, EECS researchers are developing the future Internet, mobile apps, optical sensors, RFID tags, and spectrum measurement and management techniques.

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Associated Faculty

 Shannon Blunt
Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor
Eaton Hall, room 3034

Primary Research Interests

  • Waveform Diversity/Design for Physical Systems
  • Spectrum Engineering
  • Adaptive Signal Processing for Radar and Communications
  • Interference Cancellation
  • Array Processing
Joseph Evans
Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Primary Research Interests

  • High-Performance Networks
  • Mobile Networking and Wireless Systems
  • Pervasive Computing Systems
  • System Implementations
Victor Frost
Dan F. Servey Distinguished Professor
2054 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Communication Systems and Networks
  • Networking Simulation and Modeling
  • Wireless Systems
  • Internet Performance Analysis
Morteza Hashemi
Assistant Professor
2046 Eaton

Primary Research Interests

  • Data Networks
  • Wireless Communications
  • mmWave Systems
  • Cloud and Edge Computing
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Learning Theory and Control
Rongqing Hui
3026 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Optical/RF Measurement and Biosensors
  • Novel Photonic Devices
  • Optical Communication Systems
Assistant Professor
3020 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Wireless Communications
  • Statistical Signal Processing
  • Optimization Theory
  • Inference and Machine Learning
  • Spectrum Intelligence
  • Networking and Data Fusion
Erik Perrins
Charles E. & Mary Jane Spahr Professor, Department Chair
2001G Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Digital Communication Theory
  • Advanced Modulation Techniques
  • Channel Coding
  • Synchronization
  • Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Communications
Professor Emeritus
3048 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Software Radio Systems
  • Spread Spectrum and Military Communication Systems
  • Radio and Radar Signal Processing
  • DSP Applications in Acoustics and Radio Signals
  • Wireless Communication Systems

Associated Facilities

  • Optical spectrum analyzer
  • 50GHz microwave network analyzer
  • 40GHz digital oscilloscope
  • Tunable laser sources and optical filters
  • 40Gb/s and 12 Gb/s BERTs
  • Electro-optic modulators, WDM multiplexers, demultiplexers
  • High-speed photodetectors
  • Commercial WDM systems
  • High-speed digital T/R rooftop antenna
  • 360 km of fiber installed for systems-level testing
  • DSP rapid prototyping system
  • Circuit board fabrication facility
  • Logic analyzers
  • Network analyzers
  • Spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, and function generators
  • Prototype PC board fabrication tools
  • RF signal generators
  • Communications link simulator- Simulink
  • Variety of DSP and EM design tools

Program Objectives

  • Understand fundamental principles and underlying technologies of communication systems.
  • Understand how to apply communication theory principles in the design and analysis of communication systems.
  • Understand how to realize communication systems, including simulation and efficient implementation.

Core Coursework (MS)

Note: Students must take either EECS 865 or EECS 728 to fulfill their core coursework requirement.

Elective Coursework (MS)

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