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 typical measurements in time and frequency domains. 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, set up an automated measuring system, perform typical telecommunications measurements, import the results on a computer, process them, and make a report.
Contents of lectures Types and organization of measurements in telecommunications. Instrumentation for measurements. Passive components. Signal sources. Signal level measurement. Frequency and time measurement. Digital storage oscilloscope. Spectrum analyzer. Quadrupole and cable systems measurements. Instrument networking. Telemetry. Result processing and presentation. Report preparation.
Contents of exercises Work in laboratory. Training in instruments use and standard protocols performing. Instrument networking and automation. Results processing in GNU Octave and python 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; homework assignments.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 40
Practical lessons 60 Oral examination 0
Projects 0
Colloquia 0
Seminars 0