Module Description

Module: Digital Communications

Courses:

TitleTypeHrs/WeekPeriod
Digital CommunicationsLecture2Winter Semester
Digital CommunicationsRecitation Section (large)1Winter Semester
Laboratory Digital CommunicationsPractical Course1Winter Semester

Module Responsibility:

Prof. Gerhard Bauch

Admission Requirements:

None

Recommended Previous Knowledge:

  • Mathematics 1-3
  • Signals and Systems
  • Fundamentals of Communications and Random Processes

Educational Objectives:

Professional Competence

Theoretical Knowledge

The students are able to understand, compare and design modern digital information transmission schemes. They are familiar with the properties of linear and non-linear digital modulation methods. They can describe distortions caused by transmission channels and design and evaluate detectors including channel estimation and equalization. They know the principles of single carrier transmission and multi-carrier transmission as well as the fundamentals of basic multiple access schemes.

Capabilities

The students are able to design and analyse a digital information transmission scheme including multiple access. They are able to choose a digital modulation scheme taking into account transmission rate, required bandwidth, error probability, and further signal properties. They can design an appropriate detector including channel estimation and equalization taking into account performance and complexity properties of suboptimum solutions. They are able to set parameters of a single carrier or multi carrier transmission scheme and trade the properties of both approaches against each other.

Personal Competence

Social Competence

The students can jointly solve specific problems.

Autonomy

The students are able to acquire relevant information from appropriate literature sources. They can control their level of knowledge during the lecture period by solving tutorial problems, software tools, clicker system.

ECTS-Credit Points Module:

6 ECTS

Examination:

Written exam

Workload in Hours:

Independent Study Time: 124, Study Time in Lecture: 56


Course: Digital Communications

Lecturer:

Gerhard Bauch

Language:

German & English

Period:

Winter Semester

Content:

  • Digital modulation methods

  • Coherent and non-coherent detection

  • Channel estimation and equalization

  • Single-Carrier- and multi carrier transmission schemes, multiple access schemes (TDMA, FDMA, CDMA, OFDM)

Literature:

K. Kammeyer: Nachrichtenübertragung, Teubner

P.A. Höher: Grundlagen der digitalen Informationsübertragung, Teubner.

J.G. Proakis, M. Salehi: Digital Communications. McGraw-Hill.

S. Haykin: Communication Systems. Wiley

R.G. Gallager: Principles of Digital Communication. Cambridge

A. Goldsmith: Wireless Communication. Cambridge.

D. Tse, P. Viswanath: Fundamentals of Wireless Communication. Cambridge.


Course: Laboratory Digital Communications (Practical Course)

Lecturer:

Gerhard Bauch

Language:

German & English

Period:

Winter Semester

Content:

- DSL transmission

- Random processes

- Digital data transmission

Literature:

K. Kammeyer: Nachrichtenübertragung, Teubner

P.A. Höher: Grundlagen der digitalen Informationsübertragung, Teubner.

J.G. Proakis, M. Salehi: Digital Communications. McGraw-Hill.

S. Haykin: Communication Systems. Wiley

R.G. Gallager: Principles of Digital Communication. Cambridge

A. Goldsmith: Wireless Communication. Cambridge.

D. Tse, P. Viswanath: Fundamentals of Wireless Communication. Cambridge.