EENG5700 (EL570) Communication Principles
OverviewInformation 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.
This module appears in:
Total contact hours: 36
Private study hours: 114
Total study hours: 150
Method of assessment
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