Radio and Satellite Communications

Објавено: October 12, 2018
  1.    Course Title Radio and Satellite Communications
  2.    Code 3ФЕИТ10З029
  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 IV/7   7.    Number of ECTS credits 6.00
  8.    Lecturer Dr Tomislav Shuminoski
  9.    Course Prerequisites

10.    Course Goals (acquired competencies):  Тhe students will be enriched with knowledge for planing and projecting of fixed wireless systems and implementation of standards for quality.  Moreover, the students will be enriched with knowledge for advanced satellite communications and services.

11.    Course Syllabus: Historical development. Components of the radio link. Frequency bands. Radio Channel model. Propagation models for indoor and outdoor. Calculations of quality of transmission. Comparison of the norms from the ITU recommendations. Diversity, types of diversity techniques, combiners. Digital modulations in wireless systems. Calucaltions of error probability in presence of noise and fading. Impact of the radio wave propagations in the quality of transmission. Designing fixed wireless point-to-point systems.  Example of fixed wireless point-to-point systems project. Designing point to multiple points system (local access systems: WLL – wireless local loop). Satellite communications. Satellite links. Power and loss calculations. Systems with multiple access (FDMA, TDMA, Aloha, CDMA). VSAT systems. Mobile satellite services (GEO and non-GEO). Global Positioning System – GPS. Satellite and cellular system integration.

12.    Learning methods:  Lectures, presentations, interactive learning, practical and theoretical exercises (using simulations, software and hardware), team work, case study,  homework, project work and/or seminar work, e-learning (forums), 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 30
16.2. Individual tasks 30
16.3. Homework and self-learning 45
17.    Grading 17.1. Exams 10
17.2. Seminar work/project (presentation: written and oral) 30
17.3. Activity and participation 10
17.4. Final exam 50
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 participation to lectures and tutorial classes and completion of all 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) and a potential seminar work. The points from the partial exams, the points from the seminar work, the points from the homework assignments and the points from the laboratory exercises.
In the planned exam sessions, a written exam is taken (duration 120 minutes). The final grade includes the points from the written exam, the points from the seminar work, the points from the homework assignments and the points from the laboratory exercises.
It is not allowed to use books, scripts, manuscripts or notes of any kind during the exam, as well as a calculator, mobile phone, tablet or any other electronic device
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 Roger L. Freeman Radio System Design for Telecommunications John Wiley & Sons 2007
2 G.Maral, M.Bousquet, Z.Sun Satellite Communications Systems John Wiley & Sons 2009