Module Number: EI7411
Duration: 1 Semester
Occurence: Summer semester
Number of ECTS: 5
Professor in charge: Gerhand Kramer
Contact hours: 60
Self-studying hours: 90
Exam type: written
Exam duration: 90min.
Possibilityof re-taking: In the next semester: Yes At the end of the semester: No
Written paper: No
- Basics of digital communications;
- Basics of statistics
Following should be passed before taking the course:
- Nachrichtentechnik 1
It is recommended to take the following modules additionally:
- Information Theory
1. Preliminaries: Communication channels, channel capacity. Summary of binary linear block/convolutional codes, decoding algorithms: MAP, ML. Soft-output decoding of binary convolutional codes and of binary block codes. Factor graphs.
2. Codes for iterative decoding. Product codes. Turbo codes: Decoding, decoder analysis via EXIT charts, distance spectrum properties, interleaver design. Turbo code classes (PCCC, SCCC). Turbo codes in standards.Low-Density Parity-Check (LDPC) codes: Decoding, decoder analysis via EXIT charts, distance spectrum properties, finite-length code design. LDPC codes in standards.
3. Advanced topics.Non-binary LDPC Codes: Decoding / code structures.Coded modulation: Principles of bit interleaved coded modulation.Coding for erasure channels: LDPC, Luby-Transform and Raptor codes, EXIT analysis on the binary erasure channel. Iterative and inactivation decoding.
- Learning method: Personal study and repeated lessons in exercises and tutorials.
- Teaching method: During the lectures students are instructed in a teacher-centered style. The exercises are held in a student-centered way.
The following kinds of media are used:
- Lecture notes
- Exercises with solutions
Lecture notes with all relevant information are available.
The following literature could be used in addition:
- W. E. Ryan and S. Lin: Channel Codes - Classical and Modern,Cambridge University Press, 2009.
- T. Richardson and R. Urbanke. 2008. Modern Coding Theory. Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, USA.
- Costello, D. und Lin, S. Error Control Coding. May 2004.