Error Control Coding (ELEC5507)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit deals with the principles of error control coding techniques and their applications in various communication and data storage systems. Its aim is to present the fundamentals of error control coding techniques and develop theoretical and practical skills in the design of error control encoders/decoders. Successful completion of this unit will facilitate progression to advanced study or to work in the fields of telecommunications and computer engineering. It is assumed that the students have some background in communications principles and probability theory. The following topics are covered. Introduction to error control coding, linear algebra. Linear block codes, cyclic codes, BCH codes, Reed-Solomon codes, burst-error correcting codes, design of codecs for block codes, applications of block codes in communications and digital recording. Convolutional codes, Viterbi algorithm, design of codecs for convolutional codes, applications of convolutional codes in communications, soft decision decoding of block and convolutional codes, trellis coded modulation, block coded modulation, design of codecs for trellis codes, applications of trellis codes in data transmission. Turbo codes and applications to space and mobile communications.

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Classes

2 hours of lectures and a 1 hour tutorial per week.

Assessment

Through semester assessment (50%), Final Exam (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: Basic knowledge on digital communications. Fundamental mathematics including probability theory and linear algebra.

Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: Basic knowledge on digital communications. Fundamental mathematics including probability theory and linear algebra.

Prohibitions

ELEC4503

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