Teaching information theory using a wireless optical transceiver platform

Yau Hee Kho, M. L. Dennis Wong

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Abstract

Information theory is important in many applications but many students find its ideas highly abstract and theoretical, making it a difficult and boring subject. Practical hands-on demonstrations can be used to complement computer simulation and modeling to enhance students' understanding of the underlying concepts. This paper presents a prototype platform for teaching information theory using a wireless optical transceiver system and MATLAB graphical user interface. Source coding and channel error-correction coding, in particular Huffman and Hamming codes, were studied.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2012
ISBN (Electronic)9781467324182, 9781467324168
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event1st IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering 2012 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 20 Aug 201223 Aug 2012

Conference

Conference1st IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering 2012
Abbreviated titleTALE 2012
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period20/08/1223/08/12

Keywords

  • channel coding
  • information theory
  • source coding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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