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
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event1st IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2012 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: Aug 20 2012Aug 23 2012

Other

Other1st IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2012
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period8/20/128/23/12

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Optical transceivers
information theory
Information theory
coding
Teaching
Students
Boring
Error correction
Graphical user interfaces
user interface
computer simulation
MATLAB
Demonstrations
student
Computer simulation

Keywords

  • channel coding
  • information theory
  • source coding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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Kho, Y. H., & Wong, M. L. D. (2012). Teaching information theory using a wireless optical transceiver platform. In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2012 [6360290] https://doi.org/10.1109/TALE.2012.6360290

Teaching information theory using a wireless optical transceiver platform. / Kho, Yau Hee; Wong, M. L Dennis.

Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2012. 2012. 6360290.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kho, YH & Wong, MLD 2012, Teaching information theory using a wireless optical transceiver platform. in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2012., 6360290, 1st IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2012, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 8/20/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/TALE.2012.6360290
Kho YH, Wong MLD. Teaching information theory using a wireless optical transceiver platform. In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2012. 2012. 6360290 https://doi.org/10.1109/TALE.2012.6360290
Kho, Yau Hee ; Wong, M. L Dennis. / Teaching information theory using a wireless optical transceiver platform. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2012. 2012.
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