Introduction to Telecommunications

Објавено: October 23, 2019
  1.    Course Title Introduction to telecommunications
  2.    Code 3ФЕИТ10З009
  3.    Study program EAOIE, EES, EEUM, KHIE, KSIAR, KTI
  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 Venceslav Kafedjiski, Dr Zoran Hadji-Velkov
  9.    Course Prerequisites

10.    Course Goals (acquired competencies):  Familiarization with the basic types of signals in the communication systems, their characteristics and their transmission through linear systems. Familiarization with the concepts of information and entropy of a source of information and entropy coding. Familiarization with the basics of analog modulation and demodulation. Familiarization with noise and its impact on analog modulations. Familiarization with the basics of time and amplitude discretization. Familiarization with digital modulation techniques and the impact of noise impact on the transmission. Familiarization with the transmission media. Familiarization with layered architecture and telecommunications networks. Familiarization with the basic protocols and protocols used on the Internet. Familiarization with the types of telecommunication networks and recognizing their basic technical characteristics.

11.    Course Syllabus: Introduction to information-communication technologies. Periodic and aperiodic signals and their spectrum. Transfer function and impulse response to a linear system. Ideal transmission of telecommunication signals. Random signals. Basic distributions of random signals. Correlation functions and spectra of random signals. Sources of information and concept of entropy, entropy coding, and procedures for optimal coding. The notion of protected coding. Amplitude and angular modulation. Bandwidth of amplitude and angular modulated signals. Demodulation of amplitude and angular modulated signals. Demodulation by an envelope detector. Random noise. White Gaussian noise and its features. Signal-to-noise ratio in telecommunication systems. Sampling theorem. Impulse amplitude modulation (IAM). Uniform quantization. Mean squared quantization error. Impulse code modulation (PCM) and baseband transmission of PCM signals. Criterion for transmission without distortion. Probability for error of binary signals. Digital Modulation Procedures. PAM, PSK, FSK, QPSK. Optimum receiver for M-array digital signals in presence of Gaussian noise. Probability of error in PAM, M-array PSK and QAM. Transmission media: copper cables, optical fibers, free space propagation. The concept of channel capacity. Multiplexing, switching and multiple access. Telecommunication networks. The layered architecture of telecommunication networks. Communication protocols. Internet Protocol (IP). The format of the IP packet. Types of Internet Protocol and their comparison. Optical Networks. Basic types of access technologies (ADSL, DoCSiS, FTTx) and their characteristics. Architecture of mobile telecommunication networks. Technical features of mobile telecommunication networks (2G, 3G and 4G). Future directions in information-communication technologies.

12.    Learning methods:  Lectures, presentations, interactive learning, practical and theoretical exercises, team work, case study,  homework, project work and/or seminar work,   consultations.

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 20
17.2. Seminar work/project (presentation: written and oral) 15
17.3. Activity and participation 5
17.4. Final exam 60
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 classes and classroom and lab exercise.
20.    Forms of assessment During the semester, two partial written exams are conducted (at the middle and at the end of the semester, duration 120 minutes), tests that are conducted during the classes and a test covering the laboratory exercises. For students who have passed the partial exams and the laboratory exercise test, a final oral exam (of duration 60 minutes) may be administered. The final grade includes points from the partial exams, tests and the final oral exam.
In the planned exam sessions, a written exam is taken (duration 120 minutes). For students who have passed the written exam and the laboratory exercise test, a final oral exam (duration 60 minutes) may be administered. The final grade includes points from the written exam, tests and the final oral exam.
The student should prepare a seminar paper and submit it by the exam date at the latest.
It is not allowed to use books, lecture notes, written material and notes of any kind during the exam, as well as a mobile phone, tablet or any other electronic device, except a calculator.
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 J. G. Proakis, M. Salehi Communications systems engineering Prentice Hall 2002
2 Ray Horak Telecommunications and Data Communications Handbook Wiley-Interscience 2008
3 T. Anttalainen, V. Jääskeläinen Introduction to Communication Networks Artech House 2014
23.2. Additional Literature
No. Author Title Publisher Year
1  A. L. Garcia

Communication Networks: Fundamental Concepts and Key Architectures

 Mcgraw-Hill  2003