EE 5393: Introduction to Drone Communications/EE 7393 Advanced Drone Communications

EE 5/7393 (June 2019)
Introduction to Drone Communications (5393)/Advanced Drone Communications (7393)

Instructor: Professor Joseph Camp
Email: "camp" AT ""
Office hours: Immediately following lecture or by appointment.

The course will meet each weekday for 2.25 hours. The exact time and location is yet to be determined.

Course Description: In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of experimentation research for the purposes of designing novel measurement studies for drone communications. Students will also learn about the unique problems that are facing wireless communications when designed for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which has the challenges of Doppler effects induced by high levels of mobility, limited power consumption, and highly-restrictive load capabilities. In the advanced version of the course (7393), students take on leadership roles with the labs and the projects and are expected to lead efforts to publications in top-tier conferences with measurement results.

Background: Students must be proficient in computer programming and have taken a course in differential equations.



You may discuss lab assignments with classmates but all solutions must be original and individually prepared. Late lab work will be penalized at 15% of its full credit per day up to a maximum of 4 days, after which no late work will be accepted.

The SMU Honor Code will be strictly enforced.

Required Textbooks: None.

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Disability Accommodations:
Students needing academic accommodations for a disability must first be registered with Disability Accommodations & Success Strategies (DASS) to verify the disability and to establish eligibility for accommodations. Students may call 214-768-1470 or visit to begin the process. Once registered, students should then schedule an appointment with the professor to make appropriate arrangements.

Religious Observance:
Religiously observant students wishing to be absent on holidays that require missing class should notify their professors in writing at the beginning of the semester, and should discuss with them, in advance, acceptable ways of making up any work missed because of the absence. (See University Policy No. 1.9.)

Excused Absences for University Extracurricular Activities:
Students participating in an officially sanctioned, scheduled University extracurricular activity should be given the opportunity to make up class assignments or other graded assignments missed as a result of their participation. It is the responsibility of the student to make arrangements with the instructor prior to any missed scheduled examination or other missed assignment for making up the work. (University Undergraduate Catalog)

Student Learning Outcomes (ABET/SACS):
(A/I): Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(E/II): Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(G/III): Ability to communicate effectively
(K/IV): An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice