ECE 257B: Course Outline

UCSD, Dinesh Bharadia, Winter Quarter 2022

How do we sense, communicate and interact with our environment today?

  • LEC 1: Course Introduction, How to choose your project?
    Review: Wireless Communication, Wireless sensing, where are we today in wireless sensing and communication?

  • LEC 2: Review of how to transmit and receive wireless signals Mapping bits to signal space (modulation), transmitting and receiving, wireless channels review
    Assigned Readings: A must read for the class on how to read paper and Thesis on OFDM

  • LEC 3: Wireless Channel part 2, Why OFDM?
    Assigned Readings: Same as previous class

  • LEC 4: Introduction to OFDM. Nature does linear Convolution but we want it to do Circular Convolution. How?
    Assigned Readings: Same as previous class

  • LEC 5: OFDM Continued. How to solve impairments in Hardware using DSP techniques
    Assigned Readings: Same as previous class

Mono-static Sensing and Communication: Space Fourier Transform (Radars and Wireless Sensing, Backscatter Communication)

  • Lec 9: Fundamentals of Sensing : Space Fourier Transform
    Topics covered: transmission and reception of the signal from same radio; model for the environment in the world of wireless; duality of communication and sensing

  • LEC 10: Fundamentals of Sensing : Space Fourier Transform


  • LEC 11: Principles of Wireless Sensing

  • LEC 12: Monostatic Sensing

  • LEC 13: Basics of Backscatter Communications: RFID

  • LEC 14: Backscatter Communications and Compressed Sensing


  • LEC 15: Compressed Sensing and Super-Resolution

Bi-static Sensing and Communication (WiFi based Wireless Sensing and Localization)

  • LEC 16: Bi-static Localization Basics (CFO and phase)

  • LEC 17: Wireless Localization (Space expansion)

  • Lec 18: Review Class