Advanced Digital Communication

Course Summary

This course provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of advanced digital communication techniques. It enables you to make design choices based solely on system requirements and constraints. The course covers advanced modulation techniques, fading channels and mitigation techniques, spread spectrum techniques, and performance analysis of Single and Multi-carrier receiver systems. Information Theoretic concepts along with CDMA and GSM system examples provide participants with a working knowledge of advanced digital communication systems.

Course Details

Course ID:SOL-DC-351
Course Duration:40 Hours
Delivery Options
PREREQUISITES: Degree in Electrical/Electronics/Communication Engineering or Signal Processing, Analog & Digital Communication Fundamentals, Probability Theory, Calculus, Information Theoretic Principles.

Course Outline

MODULATION AND CODING SCHEMES
Bandwidth and Power-limited systems, Data Transformation, Orthogonal & Bi-Orthogonal Schemes, PSK, DPSK, QPSK, OQPSK, QAM, MSK, Continuous-phase modulation (CPM).
FADING CHANNELS, FADING MITIGATION AND EQUALIZATION
Large- and Small-Scale Fading, Fast and slow, Frequency-Selective and Flat, Multipath, Intersymbol interference (ISI), Coherence bandwidths, times and Doppler spread, SNR, Adaptive Equalization, LMS, ML Sequence Detector, RLS, Blind Equalization.
DIVERSITY MITIGATION TECHNIQUES
Frequency, Time and Spatial Techniques, Spread Spectrum, Coding and Interleaving, CDMA System example, Interference suppression, Forward and Reverse channels, Orthogonalization and Spreading, Rake Receiver and its Performance, GSM System Example, GMSK Modulation, Coding and Interleaving, Viterbi equalizer.
PERFORMANCE OF SINGLE CHANNEL AND MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVERS
Performance Examples for Ideal, Non-Ideal, Partially and Differentially Coherent Detection and Non-Coherent Detection.
SPREAD-SPECTRUM SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS
Direct Sequence, Error Rate Performance, Frequency hopping, Performance Analysis, FH based CDMA applications.
INFORMATION CODING
Channel models: hard versus soft decisions, Viterbi decoding, Turbo Codes, Decoder implementation, Trellis-Coded Modulation, Ungerboeck set-partitioning, Multidimensional Trellis.
CORE TECHNOLOGY AREAS COVERED
Digital Communications, Fading Channels, Spread Spectrum, Information Coding, Receiver Performance.