Updated 4.5.2017, MV
The final bonus points are available here. If you spot errors, send email to the lecturer ...
The results of the first Midterm Exam are now available, here
The solutions of all classroom exercises are now available, check the Exercises tab/link
The project work has now been published, click the corresponding link on the left panel for the project work description and instructions !
The classroom exercises are up and running again, the 6th exercise sheet and homework problem now uploaded under the Exercises page
The amount of classroom exercises related points, after the first 5 exercises available here
Reminder: 1st MIDTERM EXAM organized on Monday March 6th, at 16:00-18, in TB216
Solutions of the first five classroom exercises are now available, see the Exercises tab and follow the instructions there
Basic information about the Matlab exercises added, now including also the dates
Times of the 2 midterm exams are now available, scroll down the page to the Requirements part
New lecture time is 8:30-11, in TB216. This is applicable already starting January 18th.
The general goal is to give an overview of the needed signal processing techniques in digital communication systems, including modulation & demodulation, coding & decoding, detection, and equalization. Basics of detection and estimation theory as well as information are also introduced.
Examples of the techniques used in current important digital communication systems (especially in wireless communications, say mobile cellular networks and WLAN/WiFi networks) will be included. However, it is not the idea to cover any specific systems in detailed manner. Instead, the focus is on understanding the role of the different elements in digital communication systems and to understand how the commonly used techniques operate.
The course consists of lectures, classroom exercises, Matlab exercises, and a Matlab project.
Wednesdays at 08:30-11:00 in TB216, starting on January 11th.
The lectures will be given by Mikko Valkama
Exercises: 10 sessions of 1.5-2 h in TB216 on Mondays starting at 16:15. Please check the dates under the exercises link. Exercises will start on January 23rd.
- The weekly exercises include the presentation of carefully worked-out exercises about topics covered in the lectures, as well as compact homework problem solutions to be presented by the students as a part of the bonus system.
Matlab exercises: 5 sessions of 1.5-2 h, exact times and rooms under the Matlab-exercises link
- In the Matlab exercises, different building blocks needed in the Matlab project work are developed. Unless you have strong background in Matlab, participating in the Matlab exercises is important for completing the project smoothly. Matlab exercises are also part of the bonus system. Good Matlab skills are also quite important background for more advanced later courses, in particular with communication signal processing or communication theoretic orientations.
The mandatory requirements consist of (i) exam or two midterm exams and (ii) Matlab project. The topic area of the full exam is the combination of the areas of the two mid-term exams. In other words, mid-term exams, organized at the end of each lecture period, give the possibility to do the exam of the course in two smaller pieces.
Mid-term exams: the mid-term exams will be organized at the first and the last week of Period 4, at the classroom exercise time slot as follows
It is possible to pass the course with grade 1 even without taking the exam (or failing it). This possibility is explained under the Bonus System description.
Additional bonus points for exam/midterm exams can be obtained by participating actively in the lecture and exercise sessions.
The maximum number of additional points for course grading is three, which is likely to improve the final grade by one. See details under the Bonus System page.
The lecture slides are available in PDF format at this website (See the left panel)
Model solutions to exercise problems will also available in PDF format, see Exercises page.
The course is mostly based on the book E.A. Lee, D.G. Messerschmitt, Digital Communication, Kluwer, 1988 (there are also a newer editions of the book from 1994 and 2003, the latter one authored by J.R. Barry, E.A. Lee, and D.G. Messerschmitt). Main focus is on Chapters 4, 6-12.
There are quite a few good text books about this field, see the early parts of the lecture notes
ELT-41307 Communication Theory (or corresponding knowledge).
Basics of digital signal processing (recommended).
In summary: basics of linear systems and filters, spectrum concept, basics of transmission techniques (modulation), basics of probability calculus
Mikko Valkama, room TG311, e-mail: mikko.e.valkama/at/tut.fi