19E032OTG - Fundamentals of Telecommunications

Course specification
Course title Fundamentals of Telecommunications
Acronym 19E032OTG
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Power Engineering
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
Condition No prerequisites.
The goal The purpose of the course is to introduce students with the basic principles of telecommunications, considering the signal transmission, organization and operating principles of telecommunication networks, as well as the possibilities of their application for communication and management in power systems.
The outcome Students will know the analog and digital transmission basics, and comprehend the operation of telecommunication networks by studying main topologies, technologies and underlying protocols. They will understand the basic operating principles of radio networks, optical networks and power line communications, and gain the basic knowledge of smart grid technology in the domain of telecommunications.
URL to the subject page
URL to lectures
Contents of lectures General model of analog and digital communication system. Signal digitization. Principles of digital transmission. Baseband and passband signal transmission techniques. OSI and TCP/IP network models. Network devices and configuration. LANs. Naming and addressing. Basic protocols. VLANs. Transmission media. Transmission systems: optical and radio networks. Power Line Communications. Smart Grid.
Contents of exercises Auditory and laboratory exercises for the covered topics. (Signal analysis and analog-to-digital conversion. Baseband and passband transmission. Practical work on communication equipment and realization of basic network topologies. Electric field level measurement for the radio transmitter. Application of software tools for the design and analysis of radio systems and transmission systems).
  1. Proakis J.G & Salehi M,"Communication Systems Engineering", Prentice Hall, 2. izdanje, 2002, London. (Original title)
  2. Douglas Comer, "Internetworking with TCP/IP: Principles, Protocols, and Architecture", Pearson, 2013. (Original title)
  3. Documentation of reputable manufacturers (Nokia Siemens Network, Huawei,Cisco...)
  4. N. Nešković, "Microwave Radio Links", Publisher: Akademska misao, Belgrade, 2011
  5. A. Nešković, "Radiocommunications", Publisher: Akademska misao, Belgrade, 2012
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 and exercises are held by using PowerPoint presentations and blackboard. Laboratory work consists of demonstrations and individual student exercises.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures Test paper 70
Practical lessons Oral examination
Colloquia 30