[ 489MAITDUSV22 ] VL Digital Communication Systems

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year (*)Informationselektronik Werner Haselmayr 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Electronics and Information Technology (ELIT) 2023W
Objectives Students know and understand the fundaments of digital communication systems. In particular, linear and nonlinear modulation schemes, optimal and suboptimal (i.e., equalizers) receivers as well as error performance and spectral properties can be described qualitatively and mathematically. Moreover, the students know and understand up-to-date OFDM-based and molecule-based communication systems. They can generalize the acquired knowledge and apply it to the design and analysis of various digital communication systems.

The level of mathematical modeling and analysis of the above topics is similar to that in the textbook Fundamentals of Digital Communication, U. Madhow, Cambridge University Press, 2008.

  • Basics
    • Baseband and Passband Signals
    • Signal Space Representation of Signals
  • Modulation
    • Linear Modulation
    • Nonlinear Modulation
  • Demodulation
    • Optimal Receiver for AWGN Channel
    • Performance Metrics
    • Optimal Receiver for ISI Channels
    • Suboptimal Receiver for ISI Channels (Equalizer)
    • Noncoherent Receiver
  • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
  • Molecular Communications
Criteria for evaluation Oral or written exam
Methods Ex-cathedra teaching
Language German, English if requested
Study material
  • Lecture notes
  • Lecture slides
  • Literature
    • J. Proakis and M. Salehi, Digital Communications, McGraw Hill, 5th Edition, 2007
    • J. Proakis and M. Salehi, Communications System Engineering, Prentice Hall, 2nd Edition, 2001
    • U. Madhow, Fundamentals of Digital Communication. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2008
    • H. Nuszkowski, Digitale Signalübertragung. Dresden: Vogt Verlag, 2009
    • H. Nuszkowski, Digitale Signalübertragung im Mobilfunk. Dresden: Vogt Verlag, 2010
    • G. Bottomley, Channel Equalization for Wireless Communications. New York, NY: Wiley-IEEE Press, 2011
Changing subject? No
Earlier variants They also cover the requirements of the curriculum (from - to)
489INTEDUSV17: VL Digital Communication Systems (2017W-2022S)
489ETITDUSV16: VL Digital Communication Systems (2016W-2017S)
IEMPAVODUES: VL Digital Communication Systems (2012S-2016S)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Assignment according to sequence