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 Course module: 202001154
 202001154Communication Systems
 Course info
Course module202001154
Credits (ECTS)6
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. C.G. Zeinstra
E-mailc.g.zeinstra@utwente.nl
Lecturer(s)
 Lecturer Z. Mahfouz Lecturer dr. C.G. Zeinstra Examiner dr. C.G. Zeinstra Contactperson for the course dr. C.G. Zeinstra
Starting block
 2B
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
 Aims
 body { font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial } table { font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial } The aim of this course is to provide the basic tools for understanding, analyzing, designing and simulating a communication system. Students will be able to list different transmission media and they can perform basic link budget calculations for a wireless communication system  Students will be able to analyze/design simple modulator and demodulator for analog and digital modulation schemes, analyze their spectral characteristics  Students can mathematically analyze the basic communication systems in the presence of noise Students can analyze and perform calculations using the basic concepts of stochastic processes which are required in understanding and analysis of communication systems Students will be able to model modulator/demodulator and the behavior of a basic communication system in presence of white noise using MATLAB.
 Content
 body { font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial } table { font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial } Overview on different types of transmission media including free space for wireless and basics of wireless link budget calculations Analog modulations (FM and AM), modulator and demodulator structure, different types of modulation (DSB-FC, DSB-SC,…) and their spectral characteristics  Baseband signals and transmission, signal space representation, complex baseband representation of passband signal and digital baseband transmission for bandlimited channels.  Digital modulation schemes (PSK, ASK, FSK) and their characteristics from bandwidth efficiency, power efficiency and complexity perspective. Analysis of modulation schemes in the presence of Gaussian noise, optimum receiver design for AWGN channel and error probability calculations. Random processes definition and related concepts including ACF, stationarity, ergodicity, narrowband noise (and its effect on error performance calculation) and power spectral density. Thermal noise and its equivalent circuits, noise figure and equivalent noise temperature. Tests consist of two written tests (Test1 and Test2). The grades of both tests >=5. There are three pass/fail labs and one pass/fail project.  If 3 labs and the project have been passed, the final grade is 0.5*Test1+0.5*Test2. NB. If you want to follow the old 4EC version of COM, please contact the module coordinator as soon as possible to discuss a specific arrangement.
Assumed previous knowledge
 Calculus
 Module
 Module 8
 Participating study
 Bachelor Electrical Engineering
Required materials
Book
 S. Haykin, M. Moher, An Introduction to Analog and Digital Communications, 2nd edition, John Wiley and Sons, ISBN 978-0-471-43222-7
Canvas
 Slides
Recommended materials
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Instructional modes
Lecture

Practical
 Presence duty Yes

Project unsupervised
 Presence duty Yes

Tutorial

Tests
 Communication systemsRemarkSee content for more details on the grading scheme of this course.
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