EEE8104 : Digital Communications
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Stephane Le Goff
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To ensure students have a sound knowledge of the fundamental concepts of information theory and its application to the detection and/or correction of transmission errors in communication systems.
To provide students with a thorough understanding of the coding techniques used to detect and/or correct errors in today’s communication systems.
Outline Of Syllabus
Part 1 - Shannon theory: entropy, joint entropy, mutual information, binary symmetric channel (BSC), binary phase shift keying (BSPK), additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) channel, channel capacity, channel coding theorem, BSC and BPSK, AWGN channel capacities.
Part 2 - Theory of error-control codes: types of codes, coding rate, Hamming distance, error-correction power, linear block codes, systematic codes, maximum-likelihood decoding for the BSC (hard-decision decoding) and the BPSK, AWGN channel (soft-decision decoding), bit error probability after decoding, union bound, asymptotic coding gain, error coefficients, examples of toy linear block codes (repetition code, parity-check code, (7, 4) Hamming code).
Part 3 - Practical error-control codes: Hamming codes, BCH codes, Reed-Solomon codes, convolutional codes, Viterbi’s decoding algorithm for convolutional codes, union bound for convolutional codes, concatenated codes, turbo codes, maximum a posteriori (MAP) algorithm, iterative decoding of turbo codes, union bound for turbo codes, LDPC codes, Tanner graph, iterative decoding of LDPC codes.
Part 4 - Bandwidth-efficient error-correcting codes: Bit-interleaved coded modulation (BICM) and trellis-coded modulation (TCM).
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||24||0:30||12:00||Revision for final exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Final exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||2:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||62:00||62:00||Reviewing lecture notes; general reading|
Jointly Taught With
|EEE8003||Modulation and Coding|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Learning outcomes are achieved in lectures where students are introduced to the theory of advanced communications.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
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Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The theoretical concepts introduced in the lectures are assessed via written exam using practice-oriented questions.