EC383 Error Control Coding

Course Name: 

EC383 Error Control Coding


B.Tech (ECE)


Programme Specific Electives (PSE)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3


Coding for reliable digital transmission and storage. Groups, Rings, Vector Spaces, Galois Fields, Polynomial rings, Channel models, Linear Block codes, Cyclic codes, BCH codes, Reed Solomon Codes, Berlekamp-Massey and Euclid decoding algorithm, Decoding beyond the minimum distance parameter, Applications of Reed-Solomon codes, Convolutional codes, Decoding algorithms for Convolutional codes, Viterbi, Stack and Fano algorithms, Application of Convolutional codes. Codes based on the Fourier Transform, Algorithms based on the Fourier Transform, Trellis coded modulation, Combinatorial description of Block and Convolutional codes, Algorithms for the construction of minimal and tail biting trellises, Soft decision decoding algorithms, Iterative decoding algorithms, Turbo-decoding, Two-way algorithm, LDPC codes, Use of LDPC codes in digital video broadcasting, belief propagation (BP) algorithms, Space-Time codes.


Shu Lin and Daniel J. Costello Jr., Error Control Coding: Fundamentals and Applications, Prentice Hall, 2003.
S. B Wicker, Error Control Systems for Digital Communication and Storage, Prentice Hall International, 1995.
Blahut R. E, Theory and Practise of Error Control Codes, Addison Wesley, 1983.
Blahut R.E., Algebraic codes for Data transmission, Cambridge University Press, 2003.

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Dr. U. Shripathi Acharya,  Professor and Head, 
Department of E&C, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar,
Mangalore - 575 025 Karnataka, India.

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