Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Advanced Communication Systems

PKS Acad. year 2018/2019 Winter semester 5 credits

Current academic year

Types of communication networks. Electrical interface and signal. Transmission media (line, coaxial cable, optic fiber, radiowaves). Modems. Control of data line. Speech communication. Public switched telephone network (PSTN). Transmission systems theory. Integrated services of digital networks - ISDN. The network management, signaling systems (CCS 7, DSS 1). Wireless and mobile networks. Analog. system NMT and digit. system GSM, GPRS, UMTS, EDGE, LTE. Digital Video Broadcasting

Guarantor

Deputy Guarantor

Language of instruction

Czech

Completion

Credit+Examination (written)

Time span

39 hrs lectures, 6 hrs laboratories, 7 hrs projects

Assessment points

60 exam, 20 half-term test, 12 labs, 8 projects

Department

Lecturer

Instructor

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Students shall be acquired knowledge about the structure of communication network used for transmission of calling, data and pictures and technology of transmission information in them used.

Generic learning outcomes and competences

Student acquires presentation and communication capabilities.

Learning objectives

The purposes of subject is acquaint students with types and structure communication networks designated for transmission calling, data and picture and theories of information transmission used in them.

Study literature

  • Sauter, M.: From GSM to LTE-Advanced Pro and 5G: An Introduction to Mobile Networks and Mobile Broadband, Wiley; 3 edition, 2017.
  • Johnson, Ch.: Radio Access Networks for UMTS: Principles and Practice, Wiley, 2008.

Fundamental literature

  • Sauter, M.: From GSM to LTE-Advanced Pro and 5G: An Introduction to Mobile Networks and Mobile Broadband, Wiley; 3 edition, 2017.
  • Cox, Ch.:An Introduction to LTE: LTE, LTE-Advanced, SAE, VoLTE and 4G Mobile Communications, Wiley; 2 edition, 2014.
  • Corner D.E., Internetworking with TCP/IP, Pearson; 6 edition, 2013.
  • Posland, S.: Ubiquitous Computing: Smart Devices, Environments and Interactions,  Wiley; 1 edition, 2009.

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Network Goals. Topology and network structure. Voice and data communication, digital revolution.Transfer medium types and characteristics
  2. Theory of transmission systems. SDH and PDH.
  3. Link layer protocols. Flow control. Transparency. Numbering of frame. The HDLC Protocol.
  4. Integrated services of digital networks - ISDN. ISDN protocols, accesses and interface standard.
  5. DSS1 and CCS7 signaling protocols.
  6. SIGTRAN
  7. xDSL technology
  8. GSM
  9. GPRS and EDGE
  10. UMTS
  11. LTE
  12. DVB-T

Syllabus of laboratory exercises

  1. Spectral analysis of signals
  2. ISDN communication analysis
  3. SIGTRAN communication analysis
  4. GSM communication analysis

Progress assessment

A mid-term exam evaluation and laboratory protocols evaluation

Exam prerequisites

Acquiring 15 points min.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MBI, MGM, MIN, MMM, any year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MBS, any year of study, Compulsory-Elective group N
  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MIS, 2nd year of study, Compulsory-Elective group C
  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MPV, any year of study, Compulsory-Elective group C
  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MSK, 1st year of study, Compulsory
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