389.153 Data Communications
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2016S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Aim of course

Overview over the fundamentals of data communication (speech, audio, video and data). The lower layers of both OSI and Internet are discussed. Global and local functionalities of the Internet and Intranets shall be made transparent. Special focus is on fundamentals and principles, as well as the key insight that networks are not exclusively built on IP-based technology.

Subject of course

Navigation system: Problem setting, mathematical foundations, probability theory basics and binary random sequences, correlation, pseudo-random number sequences, navigation, satellite sequences, localisation, data transmission, encryption, exercises.

Mobile Telephony: Problem setting, mathematical foundations, channel estimation via training sequences, convolutional codes for error correction, trellis, Viterbi-Algorithm, user identity, international roaming, exercises.

MP3-Player: Problem setting, mathematical foundations, digital signal processing, Fibonacci-numbers, Z-transform, linear time-tinvariant systems, exercises.

CD-Player: Problem setting, mathematical foundations, Modulo, prime field, Galois field GF(p), error correction with Reed-Solomon-Codes GF(7), discrete Fourier-Transform (DFT), Euclidian algorithm, error corrections with  RS-Code in GF(p), Decoding with the Euclidian agorithm, exercises.

DVD: Problem setting, mathematical foundations, Information theory, source coding, Shannon's uncertainty, Entropy, Shannon's source coding theorem, Huffman-coding, arithmetic coding, exercises

Internet: Problem setting, mathematical foundations, multiple access, Slotted ALOHA, reliable data transmission between two computers, Stop-and-wait ARQ, calculation of the shortest path in the network, Dijkstra-algorithm, cryptology, Rivest-Shamir-Adleman (RSA-) encryption, exercises.

Additional information

first class: Tue., 1.3.2016 um 9:15 a.m.

The slides of the introductory lecture on 1 March can be downloaded here:




Course dates

Tue09:15 - 11:0001.03.2016 - 21.06.2016EI 7 Hörsaal - ETIT VO Datenkommunikation
Data Communications - Single appointments
Tue01.03.201609:15 - 11:00EI 7 Hörsaal - ETIT VO Datenkommunikation
Tue08.03.201609:15 - 11:00EI 7 Hörsaal - ETIT VO Datenkommunikation
Tue15.03.201609:15 - 11:00EI 7 Hörsaal - ETIT VO Datenkommunikation
Tue05.04.201609:15 - 11:00EI 7 Hörsaal - ETIT VO Datenkommunikation
Tue12.04.201609:15 - 11:00EI 7 Hörsaal - ETIT VO Datenkommunikation
Tue19.04.201609:15 - 11:00EI 7 Hörsaal - ETIT VO Datenkommunikation
Tue26.04.201609:15 - 11:00EI 7 Hörsaal - ETIT VO Datenkommunikation
Tue03.05.201609:15 - 11:00EI 7 Hörsaal - ETIT VO Datenkommunikation
Tue10.05.201609:15 - 11:00EI 7 Hörsaal - ETIT VO Datenkommunikation
Tue24.05.201609:15 - 11:00EI 7 Hörsaal - ETIT VO Datenkommunikation
Tue31.05.201609:15 - 11:00EI 7 Hörsaal - ETIT VO Datenkommunikation
Tue07.06.201609:15 - 11:00EI 7 Hörsaal - ETIT VO Datenkommunikation
Tue14.06.201609:15 - 11:00EI 7 Hörsaal - ETIT VO Datenkommunikation
Tue21.06.201609:15 - 11:00EI 7 Hörsaal - ETIT VO Datenkommunikation

Examination modalities

Schriftlich, keine Hilfsmittel erlaubt

Pruefungstermin: Donnerstag, 29.06.2016 um 12:00, Raeume EI3, EI7, EI9, EI10

Wiederholungspruefung: (voraussichtlich!) Dienstag, 29.9.2015 um 10:00, Raeume EI3 und EI7

Die Aufteilung der PruefungskandidatInnen auf die Raeume wird nach Anmeldeschluss per email bekanntgegeben.

Anmeldung fuer die Pruefung: Im TISS einen Monat bis eine Woche vor dem Pruefungstermin. Details werden ueber das TISS-Email-System ausgesandt.

Wichtig: Alle Hoererinnen und Hoerer der Vorlesung sind gebeten, die Vorlesung im TISS zu abbonieren, um Informationen insbesondere auch ueber Pruefungen zu erhalten.



DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Mon09:15 - 10:0003.10.2022 onlinewritten01.09.2022 00:00 - 20.09.2022 00:00TISSPrüfung WS'22 01
Mon09:15 - 10:0012.12.2022 onlinewritten14.11.2022 00:00 - 28.11.2022 00:00TISSPrüfung WS'22 02
Mon09:15 - 10:0023.01.2023 onlinewritten02.01.2023 00:00 - 13.01.2023 00:00TISSPrüfung WS'22 03

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 235 Electrical Engineering and Information Technology 2. Semester


Martin Bossert und Sebastian Bossert: Mathematik der digitalen Medien: präzise, verständlich, einleuchtend, VDE- Verlag, 2010, ISBN: 978-3-8007-3137-4.

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