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Module Title Communication Systems (LI) School of Engineering Elec, Elec & Sys Engineering 04 13812 Dr SF Quigley Intermediate Level 10 Semester 1 Available in Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronic & Software Engineering, Computer & Communication Systems Engineering, Communication Systems Engineering Lecture-20 hours Tutorial-2 hours Practical Classes and workshops-9 hours Guided independent study-69 hours Total: 100 hours None INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION SYSTEMSWired transmission linesWireless communicationsINFORMATION THEORYShannon's theory Channel capacity Effect of noise on digital signals. DIGITAL BASEBAND TRANSMISSIONFourier transforms: RevisionBaseband signals and spectraRandom digital waveform, PSDBaseband noise. Probability of error. Sampling and Quantisation;Nyquist rate Quantisation noiseFILTERS Chebyshev passive LC filters Synthesis from tables Frequency and magnitude scalingPASSBAND SIGNALS AND SPECTRAAnalogue AM, FM waveforms and their spectraDigital (binary) waveforms: ASK, PSK, FSK ,and their spectraComplex envelopes. 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. 13812-22 : Communication Systems CW1 : Coursework (20%) 13812-23 : Communication Systems CW2 : Coursework (30%) 13812-24 : Communication Systems CW3 : Coursework (50%) In-semester assessment (100%) none 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