Forward Error Correction and Digital Modulation

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Lecturer: Dr.-Ing. Marc Adrat

Contact: Tim SchmitzMatthias Schrammen

Type: Part of a master program

Credits: 4

Campus Lecture
Campus Exercise
Learning room L2P 
(Registration via campusOffice)

Course language: English

Material:
Lecture notes and exercise problems all in English and are sold in the first lecture as well as by Irina Ronkartz.

Dates

Lecture:

from Thursday, April 20th, 2017
08.30am - 10.00am
Seminar room 4G at IKS

Exercise:

from Thursday, April 20th, 2017
10.15am - 11.00am
Seminar room 4G at IKS

Consultation hours:

in July or August 2017

Exam

Friday, August 4th, 2017
11:30 - 13:00
Lecture room Gr Audimax

Exam duration: 1.5 hours

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)!

Inspection:

in August or September 2017

 

 

This lecture is part of the master program Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Engineering in the following majors: Communications Engineering

Contents

This one-semester course is part of the Master Programme Communications Engineering at RWTH. The lecture Forward Error Correction and Digital Modulation addresses the aspects of channel coding and digital modulation in modern communication systems. The first part of the lecture covers different standard techniques of channel coding for error correction and error detection

  • Linear Block Codes
  • Cyclic Codes 
  • Convolutional Codes and their decoding
  • Turbo Codes

In the second part the lecture deals the baseband and the bandpass transmission

  • Digital Modulation
  • Intersymbol Interference
  • Matched Filter

Furthermore, applications are discussed such as

  • GSM (cyclic codes, convolutional codes)
  • UMTS (Turbo codes)

Evaluation

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

Summer term 2016

Participants of the evaluation (lecture/exercise): 14/15

Lecture:
Global grade: 1.4
Conzept of the lecture: 1.3
Instruction and behavior: 1.5

Exercise:
Global grade: 1.1
Conzept of the exercise: 1.1
Instruction and behavior: 1.2

FEC_SS16_lecture.pdf
FEC_SS16_exercise.pdf