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Academic year
ESS166 - Communication systems
 
Owner: TELTA
5,0 Credits (ECTS 7,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: B
Department: 32 - ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0104 Project 5,0 c Grading: TH   2,5 c 2,5 c    

In programs

TTFYA ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 4 (elective)
TITEA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)
TELTA ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Tony Ottosson


Replaces

ESS165   Communication systems


Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

ESS010 Signals and systems or something similar.

Aim

The aim of the course is to give a broad overview of all essential aspects of communications from the physical layer up to the application layer. Hence, the course serves both as an introduction to the communication systems profile in year 4, and as an orientation course for those interested in other profiles.

Content

For most technical systems communications is a central component. Examples are remote monitoring and management systems for the power distribution networks and railways. Not to mention the large, often global communication systems of today. Good examples are the telephone system, the Internet, radio, TV, and cellular telephone systems. An engineer working with any of these systems should have a general understanding of the area of communications to be able to work together with experts in the area. It is also important to undetstand the basic principles and limitations of communications to be able to design a good system.

The course focus on basic principles and theories such as protocols, layering, addressing, routing, multiplexing, switching and link- and flow-control. Other topics include physical layer issues such as modulation, channel coding, and cellular systems. Overviews of existing and future standards and systems such as Internet, Ethernet, ADSL, GSM, WCDMA, DAB and DVBT are given.

Organisation

The course is centered around a few overview lectures. With these lectures as starting point the students will work in small groups in project form. Each group is assigned a supervisor. Projects are reported in short written reports and oral presentations (part of the examination). A big elective project ends the course.

Literature

Not yet decided. Previously the following book has been used:
Alberto Leon-Garcia and Indra Widjaja; Communication networks: fundamental concepts and key architectures, 2nd ed., McGraw-Hill, 2004.

Examination

To pass the course the student have to pass the first three projects. The elective project determines the grade.


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