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ELEC5507: Error Control Coding

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, Applications of block codes in communications, Convolutional codes, Viterbi algorithm, Applications of convolutional codes in communications, Soft decision decoding of block and convolutional codes, LDPC codes, Turbo codes, MIMO and rateless codes.

Code ELEC5507
Academic unit Electrical and Information Engineering
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
Fundamental mathematics including probability theory and linear algebra. Basic knowledge on digital communications. Basic MATLAB programming skills is desired

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate proficiency in knowledge development on the specific topic of error control coding using open literature to keep up to date with new advancements
  • LO2. write reports to communicate complex and often technical information on error control systems, using clear and concise language at a level commensurate with the expected stakeholder knowledge and interest
  • LO3. work in a team by defining clear responsibilities, drawing on the knowledge and skills of others, and showing initiative by contributing constructively towards the delivery of a solution for a specific engineering problem
  • LO4. design and evaluate error control coding schemes using probability theory to the extent of the material presented
  • LO5. demonstrate an understanding of various error control coding techniques and their applications in telecommunication and data storage systems
  • LO6. analyse error control schemes using principles and techniques developed to identify bottlenecks and optimize performance
  • LO7. demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical and practical skills in the design of error control encoders and decoders.