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Digital communications ( 9 CFU )
Prof. Giulio Colavolpe
     Phone: 0521.905744 - Fax: 0521.905758           E-mail. giulio@unipr.it           Home page. http://www.tlc.unipr.it/people/colavolpe/

Objectives
To describe the theoretical foundation of the modern digital communication systems and the elements necessary to ther design.

Program
Transmission systems with memory--General model of modulated signals. Sequence detection. Error probability evaluation for receivers based on sequence detection. Continuous phase modulations. Trellis-coded modulations. Reduced-state sequence detection. Linear and decision-feedback equalization. Synchronization and detection techniques in the presence of unknown channels.

Advanced topics--Sequence detection in the presence of unknown parameters. Per-survivor processing. Turbo codes and iterative decoding. Factor graphs and the sum-product algorithm. Low-density parity-check codes. Space-time codes. Bit interleaved coded modulations.

Laboratory activities
Solution of previously assigned problems.

Examination methods
Written and oral exam.

Prerequisites
None

Suggested textbooks
G. Colavolpe, R. Raheli, Lezioni di Trasmissione numerica, Monte Universitą Parma editore, 2004.
S. Benedetto, E. Biglieri, Principles of digital communications, with wireless applications, Kluwer, 1999.
J. G. Proakis, Digital communications, McGraw-Hill, 4th ed., 2001.

 
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