Welcome to the home page for ECE531 "Principles of Detection and Estimation Theory" for Spring 2009.

# announcements

• [02-Mar-2009] Please bring a calculator to the midterm exam on Thursday. I know the syllabus says that calculators are not permitted in the exams, but I am making an exception for the midterm on Thursday.
• [22-Jan-2009] An email was sent to the class mailing alias ece531@ece.wpi.edu today. If you did not receive this email, please contact Prof. Brown.

# general

The required course textbook is An Introduction to Signal Detection and Estimation, 2nd edition, by H. Vincent Poor.

The course syllabus (pdf format) including expected course outcomes, grading information, and late policies.

ECE531 academic honesty policies.

ECE531 students with disabilities statement.

# homework and solutions

There will be 10 homework assignments in ECE531, each worth 20 points. The lowest two scores will not be counted.

• Homework 1. Due by 8:50pm on 29-Jan-2009. Solution (corrected version posted on 3-Feb). Mean=16.9 Median=18, Max=20.
• Homework 2. Due by 8:50pm on 05-Feb-2009. Solution. Mean=15.8, Median=16.5, Max=20.
• Homework 3. Due by 8:50pm on 12-Feb-2009. Solution. Mean=16.3, Median=16.5, Max=20.
• Homework 4. Due by 8:50pm on 19-Feb-2009. Solution. Mean=17.2, Median=18.0, Max=20.
• Homework 5. Due by 8:50pm on 26-Feb-2009. Solution. Mean=15.6, Median=15, Max=20.
• There is no homework due on 05-Mar-2009.
• There is no homework due on 12-Mar-2009.
• Homework 6. Due by 8:50pm on 19-Mar-2009. Solution. Mean=17.6, Median=18, Max=20.
• Homework 7. Due by 8:50pm on 26-Mar-2009. Solution. Mean=18.1, Median=19, Max=20.
• Homework 8. Due by 8:50pm on 02-Apr-2009. Solution. Mean=18, Median=19, Max=20.
• Homework 9. Due by 8:50pm on 09-Apr-2009. Solution. Mean=17.4, Median=18, Max=20.
• Homework 10. Due by 8:50pm on 16-Apr-2009. Solution. Mean=17.9, Median=18, Max=20.

# examinations and solutions

• A 90 minute midterm exam worth 340 points will be held from 6:00-7:30pm on 05-Mar-2009. Midterm exam and solution. Mean=234, Median=230, Max=340.
• A 150 minute comprehensive final exam worth 500 points will be held from 6:00-8:30pm on 23-Apr-2009. Final exam and solution. Mean=240, Median=235, Max=480.