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16.36 Communication Systems and Networks

Prereq: 16.002 or 6.003; 16.09 or 6.041B
U (Spring)
12 Units

Introduces the fundamentals of digital communications and networking. Topics include elements of information theory, sampling and quantization, coding, modulation, signal detection and system performance in the presence of noise. Study of data networking includes multiple access, reliable packet transmission, routing and protocols of the internet. Concepts discussed in the context of aerospace communication systems: aircraft communications, satellite communications, and deep space communications. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

E. H. Modiano

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Subject meets with 16.363

Aerospace Engineering (Course 16)

http://catalog.mit.edu/degree-charts/aerospace-engineering-course-16/

Degree Chart for Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering (Course 16)

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

http://catalog.mit.edu/schools/engineering/aeronautics-astronautics/

The Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AeroAstro) students, faculty, and staff share a passion for air and space vehicles, the technologies that enable them, and the missions they fulfill.