Communication Systems

Објавено: October 12, 2018
  1.    Course Title Communication Systems
  2.    Code 3ФЕИТ10З037
  3.    Study program TKII
  4.    Organizer of the study program (unit, institute, department) Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies
  5.    Degree (first, second, third cycle) First cycle
  6.    Academic year/semester III/5   7.    Number of ECTS credits 6.00
  8.    Lecturer Dr Borislav Popovski
  9.    Course Prerequisites

10.    Course Goals (acquired competencies):  Introduction to the principles of operation and design of optical links. Obtaining theoretical and practical knowledge of the components from which modern optical links and networks are built, hybrid optical-coaxial networks, digital subscriber lines, as well as practical knowledge for measuring their performance.

11.    Course Syllabus: Transmission characteristics of optical fiber, attenuation and dispersion. Light sources and receivers. Passive optical components (couplers, splitters, connectors, filters, bin-length multiplexers). Optical amplifiers. Noise and detection. Error probability. Optical switches. Design of optical communication systems. Wavelength Division Multipelxing (WDM and DWDM). Hybrid Fiber-Coaxial Networks HFC (Hybrid Fiber Coax), DOCSIS. Passive optical networks, GPON, NG-PON. FTTH – Fiber to the home: design and quality of services. xDSL (Digital Subscriber Line) technologies. VDSL, VDSL vectoring technology. Services deployment over xDSL.

12.    Learning methods:  Lectures, auditory and laboratory exercises, individual work, project work and preparation of seminar papers
13.    Total number of course hours 3 + 1 + 1 + 0
14.    Distribution of course hours 180
15.    Forms of teaching 15.1. Lectures-theoretical teaching 45
15.2. Exercises (laboratory, practice classes), seminars, teamwork 30
16.    Other course activities 16.1. Projects, seminar papers 20
16.2. Individual tasks 15
16.3. Homework and self-learning 70
17.    Grading 17.1. Exams 10
17.2. Seminar work/project (presentation: written and oral) 10
17.3. Activity and participation 0
17.4. Final exam 80
18.    Grading criteria (points) up to 50 points     5 (five) (F)
from 51 to 60 points     6 (six) (E)
from 61 to 70 points     7 (seven) (D)
from 71 to 80 points     8 (eight) (C)
from 81 to 90 points     9 (nine) (B)
from 91 to 100 points   10 (ten) (A)
19.    Conditions for acquiring teacher’s signature and for taking final exam Regular attendance at lectures, auditory and laboratory exercises
20.  Forms of assessment During the semester, two partial written exams are provided (at the middle and at the end of the semester, lasting 120 minutes), tests that are conducted during the classes and a test from laboratory exercises. The points from the partial exams, the tests are included in the final grade. In the planned exam sessions, a written exam is taken (duration 120 minutes)
21.  Language Macedonian and English
22.  Method of monitoring of teaching quality Internal evaluations and surveys
23.   Literature
23.1. Required Literature
No. Author Title Publisher Year
1 Joseph C. Palais Fiber Optic Communications Prentice Hall 2004
2 A.Shami, M.Maier, C.Assi Broadband Access Networks, Technologies and Deployments Springer Science 2009
3 Le Nguyen Binh Optical Fiber Communication Systems with MATLAB and Simulink Models CRC Press 2015
23.2. Additional Literature
No. Author Title Publisher Year
1 Shiva Kumar and M. Jamal Deen  Fiber Optic Communications Fundamentals and Applications  John Wiley & Sons  2014