Course details

Advanced Communication Systems

PKSa Acad. year 2023/2024 Winter semester 5 credits

Course is not open in this 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, 5G.


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Credit+Examination (written)

Time span

  • 39 hrs lectures
  • 6 hrs laboratories
  • 7 hrs projects

Assessment points

  • 60 pts final exam
  • 20 pts mid-term test
  • 12 pts labs
  • 8 pts projects




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.

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.
Student acquires presentation and communication capabilities.

Why is the course taught

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

Study literature

  • Johnson, Ch.: Radio Access Networks for UMTS: Principles and Practice, Wiley, 2008.
  • 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.

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Network Goals. Topology and network structure. Voice and data communication, the digital revolution.
  2. Transfer medium types and characteristics
  3. Theory of transmission systems. SDH and PDH.
  4. Link-layer protocols. Flow control. Transparency. Numbering of the frame. The HDLC Protocol.
  5. Integrated services of digital networks - ISDN. ISDN protocols, accesses, and interface standards.
  6. DSS1 and CCS7 signaling protocols.
  8. xDSL technology
  9. GSM
  10. GPRS and EDGE
  11. UMTS
  12. LTE
  13. 5G

Syllabus of laboratory exercises

  1. ISDN communication setup
  2. ADSL communication setup
  3. SIGTRAN communication setup
  4. GSM communication analysis

Progress assessment

A mid-term exam evaluation and laboratory protocols evaluation.

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

Exam prerequisites

Obtaining min. 15 points for scoring activities during the semester.

Course inclusion in study plans

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