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Error-Identification and Error-Correcting Codes

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Error-Identification and Error-Correcting Codes
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011
Module code: MST.FKC
SAP-Submodule-No.:
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
P231-0131
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
3
Semester: according to optional course list
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
German
Assessment:
Written exam 90 min.

[updated 05.10.2020]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

DFBI-346 (P610-0203) Computer Science and Web Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018 , semester 6, optional course, informatics specific
KI656 Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2014 , semester 5, optional course, technical
KIB-FFKC (P222-0115) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 5, optional course, technical
MST.FKC (P231-0131) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012 , optional course, technical
MST.FKC (P231-0131) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , optional course, technical
MST.FKC (P231-0131) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , optional course, technical
PIBWI56 (P221-0109) Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011 , semester 5, optional course, informatics specific
PIB-FFKC (P221-0109) Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 5, optional course, informatics specific
MST.FKC (P231-0131) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011 , optional course, technical
Workload:
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 90 hours (equivalent to 3 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 67.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
None.
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Dipl.-Math. Wolfgang Braun
Lecturer: Dipl.-Math. Wolfgang Braun

[updated 08.07.2007]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will have a basic understanding of the importance and problems of error identification and correction. In addition, they will:
- be able to explain basic terms (redundancy, code rate, generator matrix, check matrix, Hamming distance,
  Hamming limit, _)
- have mastered arithmetics in finite fields of the type GF (p)
- Coding and decoding of linear binary block codes: have an understanding of the theoretical interrelationships
  and have mastered execution by means of matrix calculation
- be able to construct Hamming codes
- be able to classify binary block codes according to their performance capability
- Coding and decoding of cyclic codes via GF (2): have an understanding of the theoretical interrelationships
  and have mastered execution by means of polynomial operations
- have knowledge of coding theory applications in various fields
- be able to implement basic algorithms from the lecture in a common programming language
- have gained insights into how the coding theory can be developed further
- have learned how mathematical theories can be translated into practice-relevant algorithms in computer science
 


[updated 06.09.2018]
Module content:
- Principle of coding a message for error identification and error correction
- Simple error identification and correction procedures (ISBN No., EAN code, repeat code, 2-dimensional   
  parity, _.)
- The ring of integers, residue classes
- Computations in finite fields GF (p)
- n-dimensional vector spaces over GF (p)
- Linear block codes over GF (2)
- Hamming codes
- Cyclic codes over GF (2)
- Applications and perspectives (ECC-RAM, CRC-32, CIRC, digital TV,
  matrix codes, extension of coding theory by GF (2^n), convolutional codes, _.)
 
The lecture will concentrate on the algebraic methods. A statistical treatment of the transmission channel (e.g. _Entropy_, _Markov sources_), as well as an implementation of the algorithms by means of hardware are not part of this lecture.


[updated 19.02.2018]
Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture with integrated exercises using a script, demonstration of basic algorithms using Maple.

[updated 19.02.2018]
Recommended or required reading:
Lecture script with exercises
Werner, M.: Information und Codierung, vieweg, Braunschweig/Wiesbaden 2002
Klimant, H. u.a. : Informations- und Kodierungstheorie, Teubner, Wiesbaden 2006
Schulz, R.-H. : Codierungstheorie, vieweg, Wiesbaden 2003

[updated 19.02.2018]
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