Digital Communication Systems - EL677

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Canterbury Autumn and Spring
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6 15 (7.5) PROF N Gomes

Pre-requisites

EENG5700 (EL570) Communication Principles

Restrictions

None

2019-20

Overview

Information theory and Shannon capacity, information measure and mutual information, source coding and channel coding/decoding, multiuser communications.

Network architecture, topology. Access networks, voice and data. Transport networks and multiplexing. Local are networks, Ethernet, WiFi. TCP/IP networks and the Internet.

Optical communication systems. Propagation in optical fibres. Sources (LEDs, laser), modulation. Photodiodes, receivers. Optical components. System power budgets, noise and dispersion.

Details

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Contact hours

Total contact hours: 36
Private study hours: 114
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Examination 85%
Coursework 15%

Indicative reading

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate an understanding of information theory, error coding and its application in modern communication systems;
2. Demonstrate an understanding of communication network architectures and protocols.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of optical communication systems and their performance

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