Fundamentals of Telecommunications

Објавено: October 12, 2018
  1.    Course Title Fundamentals of Telecommunications
  2.    Code 3ФЕИТ10Л026
  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 II/4   7.    Number of ECTS credits 6.00
  8.    Lecturer Dr Zoran Hadji-Velkov
  9.    Course Prerequisites Passed: Mathematics 2

10.    Course Goals (acquired competencies):  Knowledge of the fundamental methods for transmitting telecommunications signals between transmitter and receiver, such as modulation, demodulation, sampling, quantization, encoding, and detection of binary signals. Knowledge of the basic limiting factors for transmitting signal through a telecommunications system, such as intersymbol interference and thermal noise. Determining the shape of the signal and the signal-to-noise ratio at the receiver.

11.    Course Syllabus: Fundamental model of a telecommunication system. Spectrum of periodic and aperiodic signals. Transfer function and impulse response to a linear system. Linear amplitude distortion and distortion due to spectrum restriction. Amplitude modulation. Synchronous demodulation and demodulation with an envelope detector. Phase and frequency modulation. Demodulation of angular modulated signals. Thermal (white Gaussian) noise. Narrowband noise model. Sampling theorem. Impulse amplitude modulation. Natural and regular sampling. Uniform quantization. Mean squared quantization error. Nonuniform quantization. Pulse coded modulation (PCM). Baseband transmission of PCM signals. Intersymbol interference. Criterion for transmission without distortion. Receiver on an PCM signals. Binary amplitude, frequency and phase modulation. Coherent detection of binary modulated signals. Non-coherent detection of binary modulated signals.

12.    Learning methods:  Interactive lectures and exercises, independent and group projects, homework, workshops and seminars

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 10
16.2. Individual tasks 15
16.3. Homework and self-learning 80
17.    Grading 17.1. Exams 10
17.2. Seminar work/project (presentation: written and oral) 10
17.3. Activity and participation 10
17.4. Final exam 70
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 Completed laboratory exercises
20.    Forms of assessment During the semester, two partial exams are foreseen (at the middle and at the end of the semester). For students who have passed the two partial exams, a final oral exam can be conducted. The final grade includes the points from the partial exams and the final oral exam.
Students who take one written exam instead of two partial exams can take it in the scheduled exam sessions. For students who have passed the written exam, a final oral exam can be conducted. The final grade includes the points from the written exam and the final oral exam.
The use of books, scripts, manuscripts or notes of any kind is not allowed during the exam. The use of a calculator is allowed
21.  Language Macedonian and English
22.  Method of monitoring of teaching quality Internal evaluation and surveys