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Error Control Coding

Lecturer, Tutor

Lectures: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Kühn

Exercises: M.Sc. Chen Di


Winter semester 3L/1E

Lectures: Tue, 08:00 - 11:00, Room 8001 (Warnemünde), Room 8001 (Warnemünde)

Project: Mon, 15:00 - 17:00 (odd weeks), Room 8001 (Warnemünde)


Achieving ability to apply results from information theory to practical communication systems, acquistion of knowledge about state-of-the-art error control coding techniques, implementation of encoding and decoding algorithms in Matlab


Fundamentals of Communications

Requirements for examination




ECTS credits



Recalling basics of digital communications


  • System model, digital modulation

Information Theory


  • Entropy, mutual information, chain rule, data processing theorem
  • Channel coding Theorem of SHANNON

Forward Error Correction


  • Linear Blockcodes
  • Convolutional codes and Viterbi decoding
  • Concatenated codes and turbo decoding
  • LDPC codes and belief propagation algorithm
  • EXIT chart analysis

Coded Modulation


  • Bit-interleaved coded modulation
  • Multi-level codes

Automatic Repeat Request


  • ARQ strategies (Stop&Wait, Go-Back-N, Selective Repeat)
  • Repetition coding and incremental redundancy
  • Ideal and erroneous feedback channel
  • Type-I, type-II hybrid ARQ

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