Engineering and design
Advanced Digital Communications
Module code: 832H1
Level 7 (Masters)
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Laboratory
Assessment modes: Coursework, Unseen examination
The aim of the module is to introduce you to advanced topics in digital communications, and to provide you with up-to-date knowledge and skills required in the design and performance evaluation of wireless digital communication systems.
The following topics will be covered:
- overview of digital communications
- aims and constraints of the digital communication system designer
- wireless communication fading channels
- digital modulation
- probability of error performance
- bandwidth efficiency
- adaptive modulation
- error control coding
- block coding
- convolutional coding
- trellis coded modulation
- spread spectrum
- orthogonal frequency division multiplexing
- multiuser communications
- research project and simulation work using MATLAB software tools.
Module learning outcomes
- Understand fundamental and advanced digital transmission techniques for wireless communications systems.
- Understand the principles of error correction using block and convolutional coding for the reliable transmission of digital information.
- Analyse and compare digital communication techniques and application in practical systems.
- Describe research work and perform modelling and simulation with the aid of software tools.