Basic Signals and Modulation

Thursday, October 27th

Kurt Kosbar, PhD, Missouri S&T

Course Description
This course is directed towards beginning technical personnel or telemetry personnel with limited experience in communications and modulation systems. The course will cover basic concepts necessary to understanding the data communications process within the telemetry system.  This will include signal descriptions, the Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) process, concepts of analog and digital modulation and demodulation, and signal bandwidth representations.  Emphasis will be on graphical representations with minimal mathematical requirements.

About Kurt

Dr. Kosbar received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California’s Communication Sciences Institute in the late 20th century.  At that time he was a staff engineer in the digital communications department of Hughes Aircraft’s Space and Communications Group in El Segundo, CA.  Unable to tolerate the consistently mild climate of Southern California, he and his wife fled back to the Midwestern United States.  For the past 33  years he has been with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla, and before that the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy).  Dr. Kosbar regularly teaches university courses, and short courses, in communications, signal processing and telemetry.  He directs the IFT / S&T Telemetry Learning Center, and works on telemetry research and development projects for residential, commercial, civil, automotive, and aerospace applications.