3927.08 - Communication systems for ICT

Course number
Communication systems for ICT
The course is an introduction to fundamentals of communication technology principles, providing comprehensive understanding of modern digital and analogue systems. The course includes a basic treatment of techniques important for applications in the Internet, data-, and telecommunications networks.
An introduction to the principles of communications, signal and systems. Spectral properties. Transmission with metal cables, optical waveguides, and radio waves. Digital and analogue modulated systems. Amplitude, phase, and frequency modulation, and demodulation. Frequency, time, space and code multiplexing and multiple-access. Sampling and digital pulse modulated systems, and PCM. Applications in telephone transmission and xDSL access systems, SDH, and time and space division switching. Application in mobile telecommunication GSM, and UMTS. The OSI reference model. Internet, IP, TCP, HTTP protocols. Wired and wireless access systems, LAN, Bluetooth.
Learning and teaching approaches
Lectures, problem solving, small projects, and laboratory exercises with approval of reports.
Assessment method
Four-hour written examination. Auxiliary exam material allowed. The existing grade scale will be used.
Magnus Danielsen