Advanced Coding and Modulation

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Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Jax

Contact: Stefan Kühl

Type: Master lecture

Credits: 4

L²P learning room
(Registration via campusOffice)

Course language: German (material and slides: English)

Lecture notes and exercise problems in German language will be sold before the first lecture as well as by Irina Ronkartz.

All scripts and auxiliary sheets will also be available for download at the L²P learning room.



from Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
08:30am - 10:00am
Lecture room FT


from Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
10:15am - 11:00am
Lecture room FT

Consultation hours:

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
Seminar room 4G IKS

Monday, July 31st, 2017
Seminar room 4G IKS

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
Seminar room 4G IKS


Friday, August 4th, 2017
11:30am - 1:00pm
Lecture room H03

Exam duration: 90 minutes

Remarks: The exam is in written form. The date corresponds also to the proof of achievements(Leistungsnachweise) in written form.

Resources: The exam is held with open books excluding programmable pocket calculators and communication devices.

Please note: Please bring along your student ID (BlueCard)!


Friday, September 1st, 2017
02:00pm - 03:00pm
Seminar room 4G at IKS


The lecture "Advanced Channel Coding and Modulation" covers advanced methods of channel coding and modulation which are employed in modern digital communication systems, e.g., in the DVD- and Blu-ray-discs, in GSM-, UMTS- and UMTS-LTE mobile systems, in digital TV systems (DVB) or in WLAN internet access.

The lecture is held in German language, the written material is offered in Englisch. Prior knowledge of the basic concepts of digital communication is required, as is tought e.g. in the lecture "Kommunikationstechnik". Therefore, the basics of block coding, convolutional coding and digital modulation are just briefly summarized in the respective chapters.

The main focus are recent methods of channel coding for communication channels and storage devices with burst errors, as well as multi-carrier modulation which ist not only employed for DSL connections, but is an integral part of all recent communication systems for frequency selective channels.

In particular, covered topics are

  • Reed Solomon Codes
  • Turbo Codes (Block- and Convolutional Codes)
  • Low-Density Parity-Check Codes (LDPC)
  • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex Modulation (OFDM).

In addition to the basic principles of these topics, the above mentioned applications are covered as examples.

In conjunctions with the lecture, exercises are offered. Additional lecture with coordinated topics is "Digitale Sprachverarbeitung I+II".

The lecture notes have been developed to incorporate space for notes, examples and the derivation of proofs.


The results of the evaluation of the last years are summarized below.

Summer term 2017

Participants of the evaluation (lecture/exercise): 6/8

Global grade: 1,1
Concept of the lecture: 1,1
Instruction and behaviour: 1,1

Global grade: 1,3
Concept of the exercise: 1,2
Instruction and behaviour: 1,4