13E032OTE - Fundamentals of Telecommunications

Course specification
Course title Fundamentals of Telecommunications
Acronym 13E032OTE
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Electronics
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status mandatory
Condition None
The goal Introduce students to the fundamental principles of telecommunications.
The outcome After the course, students become familiar with the basic topics in the field of analog and digital telecommunications, transmission principles of analog and digital signals in the primary and the transposed frequency band, quality requirements and constraints of the system.
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URL to lectures
Contents of lectures Model of a telecommunications system. Spectral analysis of signals. Real signals. Random noise. Linear and nonlinear systems. Analog modulation. FDM / FDMA. Sampling. A/D conversion. Pulse code modulation (PCM), differential PCM and delta modulation. ITU Recommendation G series. MPEG standards. TDM/TDMA. Review of basic analog communication systems. Fundamentals of information theory and coding. Model of a digital telecommunication system. Quality criteria and constraints of the system. Transmission of digital signals at baseband frequencies. Intersymbol interference. Channel equalization. Elements of decision theory. The optimal receiver. Digital modulation. Overview of modern digital communication systems.
Contents of exercises Computational and laboratory exercises from the discussed topics.
  1. Dukić M.L.: "Principles of Telecommunications" (in Serbian), Publisher: Akademska misao, 2008, Belgrade
  2. Proakis J.G & Salehi M.: Communication Systems Engineering, Prentice Hall, 2ed, 2001, London.
  3. Dukić M.L., Marković G. i Vujić S.: "Principles of Telecommunications - Collection of issues" (in Serbian), Publisher: Akademska misao, 2009, Belgrade
  4. Practicum for laboratory exercises
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
3 2 1
Methods of teaching Lectures, exercises and laboratory exercises. Homework in the form of projects (optional) and computational tasks.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 60
Practical lessons 40 Oral examination 0
Colloquia 0
Seminars 0