This module presents the main principles of modern communication systems and how these are applied in real communications systems. The module provides specialist knowledge of examples of current systems, including antennas and propagation, mobile and satellite communication systems. In addition, you gain an awareness of some of the available products, systems, technologies and techniques in the field of communication systems.
Total contact hours: 36
Private study hours: 114
Total study hours: 150
Method of assessment
Examination - 60% and Coursework - 40%
• Introduction to Antenna Analysis Using EM Simulators, Kigure and Rautio, Pub: Artech House, 2011
• Satellite Communications, 4th Ed., Roddy, Pub: McGraw-Hill, 2006
• Wireless Communications and Networks, Dalal, Pub: Oxford University Press, 2015
• Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice, 2nd Ed., Rappaport, Pub: Prentice Hall – 2009
• Radio Communication, Green, Pub: Longman, 2000
• Satellite Communication Systems, Richharia, Pub: Macmillan, 1995
• Antennas and Propagation for Wireless Communication Systems, Saunders, Pub: Wiley, 2007
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of how communications principles are applied in real systems.
2. Demonstrate an ability to analyse and preform top level design regarding antennas and radio propagation, satellite, mobile and fixed communication systems.
3. Demonstrate an appreciation of the special complexities of mobile links and satellite communications.
4. Demonstrate an awareness of the available products, systems, technologies and techniques in the field of communications systems.
5. Analyse and perform high level design of communication systems
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Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
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