ELT-43306 Advanced Course in Digital Transmission, Fall 2015
Digitaalisen siirtotekniikan jatkokurssi
Mandatory homework problems on advanced coding methods given out 25.11.2015
Mandatory homework problems on multiantenna techniques given out 26.10.2015
No more lecture sessions on/after 25.11.
No lecture sessions on 28.10. and 4.11. On these days, M.Renfors will be available at 14:15 -16:00 in room TG309 for discussions concerning the mandatory homeworks and any technical/organization issues related to the course.
Mandatory homework problems on statistical signal processing given out 30.10.2015. Please check the corresponding page also for a new element of the course: possibility to get more credits by extensive solutions to mandatory problems list.
Goals: The goal is to strengthen the communication theoretic basis for advanced wireless system development.
Format: Lectures, exercises, and computer simulation projects; possibly also optional USRP exercises.
Time and place: Wednesdays at 14.15-17.00 in room TC219
Credits: 5-7 cr
ELT-43006 Digital Transmission, or equivalent (mandatory)
ELT-41006 Multicarrier Techniques (mandatory)
ELT-45006 Radio Propagation in Wireless Networks (recommended)
- Exam: The exams are about the core contents covered during first half of the course (Period 1).
First chance to take the exam is on 13.10.2015 09:00-12:00
Exam requirements here
- Mandatory homework exercises about the Topics 3, 4, and 5.
Certain amount of exercise solutions is required for 5 cr, with the target of demonstrating general understanding of those topic areas.
More extensive exercises, simulation projects and/or literature studies give 1… 2 additional credits from the course.
- Participation in each lecture session or small additional homework excercise about the topics of each missed lecture session.
- To pass the course, 50 % of the exam points has to be reached, all mandatory homeworks have to be completed in an acceptable way, and possible missed lecture sessions have to be compensated by exerices.
- Grading: 15/18/21/24/27 points required for grade 1/ 2/3/4/5, respectively.
Exam: max 21 points
Quality of mandatory homework returns: 0 … 6 points (0 points for minum acceptable solutions)
Optional homework problems: 0 … 6 points
Mandatory homework requirements and problems here. Deadline for returns: 8.1.2016
Exercises for compensating missed lecture sessions here. Deadline in two weeks from the lecture where the topic is covered.
Optional exercises to improved grade here. Deadline in two weeks from the lecture where the topic was covered; exam periods not counted.
Returns to M. Renfors: (i) Short reports including solutions, Matlab plots, etc. by email (PDF or Word format) or on paper. (ii) Matlab scripts by email, whenever relevant
Schedule & materials:
Topic 1 (2.9., 9.9.): Introduction; Review of single-carrier digital transmission systems
Optimum receiver principles: correlation/matched filter receiver, sampled matched filter and whitened matched filter models, significance of minimum phase; Equalizer/detector principles; Channel equalization problem in broadband wireless communications; Frequency-domain equalization; Block transmission using cyclic prefix, significance of PAPR characteristics.
Compact lecture notes on SC-transmission with references to ELT-43006 Digital Transmission lecture notes as the basic material: Part A (pp.1-86) Part B (pp. 87-160) Part C (pp. 161-201) Part D (pp. 202-283) Part E (pp. 284-333) Part F (pp. 334-401)
Lecture notes on frequency-domain equalization and SC-FDMA
Some examples of signal space concepts, etc. here
Topic 2 (9.9., 16.9): Digital communication through fading multipath channel; Diversity techniques, Outage probability and outage capacity
Topic 3 (23.9., 30.10.): Statistical signal processing principles with applications in adaptive equalization and channel estimation principles
Topic 4 (7.10.): Multi-antenna techniques, part 1
(12.-16.10. Exam break)
Topic 4 (21.10.): Multi-antenna techniques, part 2
Topic 5 (11.11.): Another statistical signal processing tool: Expectation Maximization algorithm by Jukka Talvitie
Topic 6 (18.11.): Advanced channel coding methods: Turbo codes & LDPC codes; Iterative receiver processing by Toni Levanen
Topic X (2.12.): Possible extensions or additional topics; Course wrap-up by MR
 J.R. Barry, E. A . Lee and D. G. Messerschmitt, Digital Communication, 3rd ed., Kluwer 2004.
 J.G. Proakis, Digital Communications,4th ed., McGraw-Hill, 2001.
 D. Tse and P. Viswanath, Fundamentals of Wirelss communication, Cambridge 2005.
 Andrea Goldsmith, Wireless Communications, Cambridge University Press, 2005.
 Brance Vucetic, Jinghong Yuan: Space-Time Coding, Wiley 2003.
Contact info: Markku Renfors, TUT/ELT, TG309, markku.renfors(at)tut.fi, tel. 040 849 0752