5th Semester, D-ITET, 6 credits
- Recommended Reading (Haykin): Reading List
- The first lecture in this semester takes place on Wednesday, 20.09.2017, and starts at 08:15. Random Processes will be discussed and an introduction to communication systems will be given.
Prof. Dr. Armin Wittneben
Exercises: Wednesday, 08:15-10:00, ML F 36
Lecture: Wednesday, 10:15-11:55, ML F 36
Generally, the course aims at providing a broad overview over the lower two layers of the OSI stack to all students irrespective of their specialization. Moreover, students pursuing a specialization in communications shall be enabled to identify topics they personally consider to be interesting for further studies. The Master's program of the department offers various lectures which deepen the understanding of many topics covered in this introductory lecture.
Handouts and Problem Sets
Handouts and problem sets are available here (password required).
|Course "Communication Systems"|
| 1a. Background and Preview|
| 1b. Random Processes|
| 2. Baseband Pulse Transmission|
| 3. Signal Space Analysis|
| 4. Passband Digital Transmission I|
| 5. Passband Digital Transmission II|
| 6. Passband Digital Transmission III|
| 7. Multiuser Radio Communications|
| 8. Information Theory I|
| 9. Information Theory II|
|10. Data Link Layer I|
|11. Data Link Layer II|
|12. Multiple Access I|
|13. Multiple Access II|
Basics from signal- und system theory, linear algebra and probability theory.
- Simon Haykin, Communication Systems, 4th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2001
- Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Computer Networks, 4. Auflage, Pearson Studium, 2003 - Online
Exam preparation office hoursWe offer exam preparation Q&A sessions in room ETF F 101 at the following dates.
- Wed. January 17th, 15:00-16:00 (we will discuss Quiz 3 at 15:00)
- Tue. January 23rd, 15:00-16:00
- Fri. January 26th, 15:00-16:00
- Bring a non-symbolic calculator. Not allowed are other electronic devices as mobile phone, laptop, or tablet.
- You can use a summary of up to 16 pages A4. Not allowed are other documents or books ("closed-book exam").
- For your summary, you may copy figures or formulas from the lecture slides or other sources. It is however forbidden to systematically copy entire slides, exercise problems, or old exam problems.