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Module Title Communication Systems (LI)
SchoolSchool of Engineering
Department Elec, Elec & Sys Engineering
Module Code 04 13812
Module Lead Dr SF Quigley
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Restrictions Available in Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronic & Software Engineering, Computer & Communication Systems Engineering, Communication Systems Engineering
Contact Hours Lecture-20 hours
Tutorial-2 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-9 hours
Guided independent study-69 hours
Total: 100 hours
Exclusions None
Description INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Wired transmission lines
Wireless communications

INFORMATION THEORY

Shannon's theory
Channel capacity
Effect of noise on digital signals.

DIGITAL BASEBAND TRANSMISSION

Fourier transforms: Revision
Baseband signals and spectra
Random digital waveform, PSD
Baseband noise.
Probability of error.
Sampling and Quantisation;Nyquist rate
Quantisation noise

FILTERS

Chebyshev passive LC filters
Synthesis from tables
Frequency and magnitude scaling

PASSBAND SIGNALS AND SPECTRA

Analogue AM, FM waveforms and their spectra
Digital (binary) waveforms: ASK, PSK, FSK ,and their spectra
Complex envelopes.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Be able to compare transmission line types (twisted pair, coaxial, fibre optics etc) and recommend the optimal types for particular applications;
  • Understand the concepts of land mobile (handheld radio, cellular) and satellite communications and perform simple calculations;
  • Explain and perform calculations on matched filtering, sampling and quantisation;
  • Derive the design formulae for Chebyshev filters, and design them from tables;
  • Deduce filter parameters from a given circuit, and design simple filters;
  • Derive equations defining modulated signals, given the baseband signals, and vice versa.
  • Explain the relationship between modulated signals and their baseband counterparts, both in the time and frequency domains.
Assessment 13812-22 : Communication Systems CW1 : Coursework (15%)
13812-23 : Communication Systems CW2 : Coursework (15%)
13812-24 : Communication Systems CW3 : Coursework (50%)
13812-25 : Communication Sys Canvas Quiz : Class Test (20%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:
One 2-hour formal written examination (80%) to be held during the University's examination period (May/June) plus assessment of laboratory work (20%).

Reassessment: One 2-hour formal written examination to be held during the University's supplementary examination period
Other none
Reading List Dunlop J & Smith T G, Telecommunications Engineering (3rd edn), ISBN 0412562707
Pierce J R & Noll A M, Signals - The Science of Telecommunications, ISSN 1040-3203-5026-0