13E033TM - Telecommunication measurements

Course specification
Course title Telecommunication measurements
Acronym 13E033TM
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
Condition None
The goal Introduce the students to fundamentals of telecommunication measurements and instrumentation. Make them capable of performing basic measurements in time and frequency domain. Make them capable of processing the obtained results and preparing a report.
The outcome The students will be able to connect different pieces of laboratory equipment, perform basic telecommunications measurements, process the results, and make a report.
URL to the subject page
Contents of lectures Types and organization of measurements in telecommunications. Instrumentation for measurements. Passive components. Power supplies. Signal sources. Signal level measurement. Frequency and time measurement. Digital storage oscilloscope. Signal characterization in time domain. Spectrum analyzer. Processing and presentation of results. Report preparation.
Contents of exercises Work in laboratory. Training in instruments use. Results processing in GNU Octave and gnuplot free software tools.
  1. Anand, M.M.S. Electronic Instruments and Instrumentation Technology, Prentice-Hall 2006
  2. Rauscher, C. Fundamentals of Spectrum Analysis. Rohde & Schwarz, 2006
  3. M. Bjelica: "Telecommunication measuring 1 - a collection of problems" 2013
  4. J.M. Hughes: Real-World Instrumentation with Python. O'Reilly Media, 2011
  5. J.M. Pieper: Automatic Measurement Control: A Tutorial on SCPI and IEEE 488.2. Rohde & Schwarz, 2007
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
3 1 1
Methods of teaching Lectures, practices and labs: tests and homework assignments.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 20
Practical lessons 40 Oral examination 10
Colloquia 30
Seminars 0