Module Title:   Telecommunications Engineering

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   CM-0233D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Computer Science

Related Department/Subject Area:   SCIM (Dept of Computer Science)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr S.M.R. Jones

Additional Tutor(s):   Prof. R.A. Abd. Alhameed

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
To provide you with a broad grounding in telecommunications principles and practice.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
The factual basis, concepts and principles of the subject will be introduced through formal lectures in which routine derivations and analysis will be demonstrated. Ideas are reinforced through examples seminars and directed and private study supported by a reading list, worked examples and tutorial question sheets and solutions.
Laboratory classes enable you to understand how principles are applied in practice and to develop your familiarity with bench test equipment, engineering measurement, computer simulation and good practice in recording, presentation and analysis of data.
Supplementary assessment: repair deficiencies.

Lectures:   36.00          Directed Study:   126.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   24.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

describe and explain the architecture and principles of current fixed and wireless telecommunications systems and subsystems.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

apply analytical techniques to telecommunications signals, systems and protocols.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

make use of practical measurement, computer modelling and simulation techniques to characterise aspects of telecommunications signals and systems.

  Coursework   50%
 
  Portfolio of coursework demonstrating basic competences
  Examination - closed book 2.00 50%
 
  Examination closed book 2 hours

Outline Syllabus:
Networks and Services
Services, classification and properties. Multimedia signals.
Transducers and transmission media. PSTN topology and infrastructure. Switching, routing and multiplexing for circuit switched signals, PDH, SDH.
Traffic and blocking probability.
Network types and topologies: LANs, MANs and WANs. MAC protocols CSMA, CSMA/CD, Token Rings.
Criteria for performance assessment: grades of service, throughput, delay, packet loss probability.
Layers and standardisation: OSI and TCP/IP. Network security. Time and frequency duplex and multiplex.

Communications Principles
Characteristics of sinusoidal and pulse waveforms. Peak and mean normalised power/energy, gain and loss, units and dBs. Frequency spectrum and bandwidth. Noise, density and distribution function of nondeterministic signals. Central limit theorem. SNR and Eb/No.
Analogue versus digital, the regenerative property of digital transmission.
PCM. Signal-to-quantisation noise ratio, dynamic range, and bandwidth of a digitised signal.
Baseband digital transmission in Gaussian noise. Error detection and correction. Line coding.
ShannonHartley capacity and communications resources.
Time and frequency representation of DSBAM, ASK, FSK and PSK, QPSK.
Incoherent and coherent demodulation.
Transmission Lines: Equivalent circuits, primary characteristics, characteristic impedance,
Reflection coefficient, VSWR, impedance matching, attenuation and phase shift, lossless
Lines.

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