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SSY085 - Wireless and photonics system engineering
Konstruktion av mikrovågs- och fotoniksystem
 
Syllabus adopted 2021-02-26 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPWPS
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics
Department: 59 - MICROTECHNOLOGY AND NANOSCIENCE


Teaching language: English
Application code: 29117
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: D
Status, available places (updated regularly): Yes

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   29 Oct 2021 am J,  05 Jan 2022 am J,  17 Aug 2022 am J

In programs

MPEES EMBEDDED ELECTRONIC SYSTEM DESIGN, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPEES EMBEDDED ELECTRONIC SYSTEM DESIGN, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPWPS WIRELESS, PHOTONICS AND SPACE ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory)
MPCOM COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)

Examiner:

Christian Fager

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Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

The presumptive students should have the thorough knowledge in the following courses:
  • Mathematics
    • Analytical functions
    • Mathematical transformations
  • Physics
  • Electrical engineering
    • Circuit analysis
    • Electromagnetic field theory/wave theory

Aim

The aim of the course is to treat the main ideas, methods, circuits, and components of microwave and photonic engineering from a system perspective, and thus give the overview system understanding required for a hardware engineer. The main application is communication systems (wireless and fiber-based), but also other kind of systems will be touched upon, e.g. radars, laser ranging and sensing systems. The course will also serve as a broad introduction to the important system applications of photonics and microwave technology, and thus motivate deeper studies in more specific areas further on in the master program.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • Understand the function and know typical parameter values of basic photonic and microwave system building blocks such as: modulators, mixers, filters, couplers, amplifiers, detectors, antennas, and fibers.
  • Explain basic principles of modulation, detection, amplification, mixing, and filtering in microwave and photonic systems.
  • Understand and explain differences and similarities in the design and analysis of microwave and photonic systems.
  • Analyze the effects of propagation, noise, dispersion, and intermodulation on microwave and photonic system performance.
  • Derive system block diagrams that meet application specific requirements for multiplexing, capacity, bit-error-rate, mobility, and cost in microwave and photonic systems.
  • Evaluate and criticize high level design of microwave and photonic systems.

Content

The course covers wireless and fiber optic communication systems from a system-, or block diagram, perspective. The basic building blocks in those systems are reviewed (e.g. transmitters, receivers, oscillators, amplifiers, mixers, photodetectors), and their basic properties described. Particular emphasis is paid to noise properties, the various sources of noise in the different components, signal to noise ratios and power budgets. Also system nonlinearities, such as intermodulation distortion, is introduced and accounted for, as well as dispersive effects and other bandwidth limitations. Hetero- and homodyning, together with digital modulation principles and bit error rates will be discussed, and the course is wrapped up with microwave photonics and subcarrier modulation, which can be seen as examples of interdisciplinary system concepts, involving both microwave and photonic technologies.

Organisation

The course is organized with lectures and problem solving classes, and a final problem-oriented exam. Two of the problems solved in class are of a bigger and system-design-oriented character, involving a plethora of issues to be accounted for, and spanning over several occasions. Solutions to these problems shall be presented by one group of students and commented by the other students and the teacher.

lectures 36h
classes 28h

Literature

D. M. Pozar, Microwave and RF Design of Wireless Systems, Wiley, ISBN 0-471-32282-2, 2001.
B.E. A. Saleh and M. C. Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics 2nd ed., Wiley-Interscience, ISBN 0-471-35832-0, 2007.

Examination including compulsory elements

Written exam (problem oriented, "open book")

The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.


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