Coding for Wireless Channels


This is a 3-day course, covering the bit, symbol and packet-level coding/decoding algorithms and emphasising the aspects specific for the wireless communications. The goal is to provide understanding and insights into the fundamental aspects and modern developments of the coding theory and discuss their applicability in the challenges faced by the emerging wireless communication systems. Initially, fundamentals like modeling of noisy channels and limits on the rate of communication are covered, along with the coding requirements in wireless systems. We proceed to present some of the most successful coding schemes that are results of recent research efforts. The course will bring knowledge on both mature solutions, already widely used today, and more cutting-edge solutions with high research activity.


- Introduction and motivation: channel models, channel capacity, why do we need codes and how to use them, basics of coding and decoding algorithms.

- Linear codes.

- Codes-on-graphs and iterative decoding algorithms: turbo codes, LDPC codes.

- Rateless codes.

- Trellis representations of codes: decoding on a trellis, convolutional codes, trellis coded modulation.

The attendees will take active part in the course, by preparing and presenting beforehand assigned relevant papers.

Required background: Basics of information theory and digital communications, probability theory, stochastic processes.


Organizer: Professor Petar Popovski

Lecturers: Assistanct Research Professor Čedomir Stefanović, Assistant Research Professor Jesper H. Sørensen and Professor Petar Popovski


Time: 26-28 November, 2014

Place: Aalborg University Zip code: 9220

Number of seats:

Deadline: 1 November 2014