Course details

Advanced Communication Systems

PKS Acad. year 2020/2021 Winter semester 5 credits

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


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Language of instruction



Credit+Examination (written)

Time span

39 hrs lectures, 6 hrs laboratories, 7 hrs projects

Assessment points

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




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.

Why is the course taught

The course prepares students for solving various tasks in the area of wireless computer communication and mobile network infrastructure.

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.
  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

Controlled instruction

Scored active participation in laboratories. A possibility of replacement only in case of objective and proven obstacles in the study.

Exam prerequisites

Acquiring 15 points min.


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