19E033KT - Communication systems

Course specification
Course title Communication systems
Acronym 19E033KT
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 mandatory
The goal An analysis of the realization of different transceiver types. Design and organization of locations for different radio system types. Principles and methods of realization of Multi-Carrier (MC) and Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) systems. Principles of operation and realization possibilities of MIMO system and reconfigurable transceivers.
The outcome Students are familiar with the principles of different transceiver architectures. The student should acquire knowledge related to the two most commonly used transmission techniques (MC and OFDM).They could analyse the hardware structure of the radio station and perform software configuration of it.
URL to the subject page
Contents of lectures Overview, analysis of work and problems of realization (as well as solving problems) of different transceiver types. Software defined radio. Configuration of anntena systems. Adaptive antenna systems. Connecting the transceivers to the antenna system. MC and OFDM technology. Reconfigurable transceivers and MIMO systems.
Contents of exercises Analysis of the characteristic parameters of the OFDM system using the OFDM transmitter simulators and the discrete realization of the OFDM system. Analysis of hardware and software configurations of GSM and UMTS base stations.
  1. M. Rumney, "LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless", Agilent Technologies, 2008. (Original title)
  2. K. Fazel, S. Kaiser: "Multi-Carrier and Spread Spectrum Systems From OFDM and MC-CDMA to LTE and WiMAX", Wiley, 2008. (Original title)
  3. A. Mohammadi, F.M. Ghannouchi, "RF Transceiver Design for MIMO Wireless Communications", Springer, 2012. (Original title)
  4. Documentation of reputable manufacturers (Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks, Huawei…)
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 0 Test paper 70
Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
Colloquia 30
Seminars 0