Digital Communication and Signal Processing
8th Semester, D-ITET, 6 credits
Digital communication systems are characterized by ever increasing requirements on data rate, spectral efficiency and reliability. Due to the huge advances in very large scale integration (VLSI) we are now able to implement extremely complex digital signal processing algorithms to meet these challenges. As a result the physical layer (PHY) of digital communication systems has become the dominant function in most state-of-the-art system designs. In this course we discuss the major elements of PHY implementations in a rigorous theoretical fashion and present important practical examples to illustrate the application of the theory. In Part I we treat discrete time linear adaptive filters, which are a core component to handle multiuser and intersymbol interference in time-variant channels. Part II is presented in form of a seminar, designed to give the students hands-on experience in modern cooperative wireless communication techniques. Based on different relaying strategies, we develop a theoretical and simulative analysis of multiuser networks. In Part III we cover parameter estimation and synchronization. Based on the classical discrete detection and estimation theory we develop digital algorithms for symbol timing and frequency synchronization.
Prof. Dr. Armin Wittneben
Handouts and Problem Sets
A document with all relevant organizational information about the course can be found
Lecture handouts and the problem sets can be found HERE (access restricted to domain ethz.ch)
| Part 1: Linear adaptive filters for digital communication
| Part 2: Seminar block on cooperative wireless communication
| Part 3: Parameter estimation and synchronization
-  Oppenheim, A. V., Schafer, R. W., "Discrete-time signal processing," Prentice-Hall, ISBN 0-13-754920-2.
-  Haykin, S., "Adaptive filter theory," Prentice-Hall, ISBN 0-13-090126-1.
-  Van Trees, H. L., "Detection, estimation and modulation theory," John Wiley&Sons, ISBN 0-471-09517-6.
-  Meyr, H., Moeneclaey, M., Fechtel, S. A., "Digital communication receivers: synchronization, channel estimation and signal processing," John Wiley&Sons, ISBN 0-471-50275-8.