[ 289WNATUETK16 ] KV Selected Topics in Communications Engineering

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4,5 ECTS B3 - Bachelor's programme 3. year (*)Informationselektronik Andreas Springer 3 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Electronics and Information Technology 2016W
Objectives Deepen the understanding of communication systems. Wireless sensor networks are used as example for a communication system. Cover the following aspects of communications in more depth: Source- and channel coding, Synchronization
Subject - Overview on Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Introduction
  • Node Architecture
  • Energy Supply and Consumption
  • Protocols
  • Standard Example: IEEE 802.15.4

- Information Theory and Coding

  • Introduction to Information Theory
  • Source Coding
  • Shannon’s Source Coding Theorem
  • Source Coding and Decoding Examples
  • Channel Coding
  • Channel Capacity
  • Block Codes
  • Convolutional Codes

- Digital Modulation

- Synchronization

  • Phase-Locked Loops
  • Symbol and Frame Synchronization
Criteria for evaluation Home exercises, lab exercise and oral examination
Language German
Study material Lecture notes
H. Karl, A. Willig Protocols and Architectures for Wireless Sensor Networks, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 2006
J. B. Anderson, R. Johannesson, Understanding Information Transmission, IEEE Press, 2005
M. Bossert, Kanalcodierung, B. G. Teubner, 1998
Changing subject? No
Further information Language: English if requested
Earlier variants They also cover the requirements of the curriculum (from - to)
IEBWBKVUETV: KV Specialisation in Communications Engineering (2011S-2016S)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 35
Assignment procedure Assignment according to sequence