Short Title:Communication Systems
Full Title:Communication Systems
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:COMM H4006
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Electronics and automation
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JAMES WRIGHT
Module Author:DONAL O TOOLE
Module Description:Section A discusses telecommunication regulation. It also compares the architectures of GSM, 3G, 4G and 5G mobile systems. Finally, Microwave Digital Radio systems and link budgets are analysed. Section B of this module provides a theoretical background for understanding and analysing OFDM signals, and then develops equations and block diagrams relating to OFDM signals and systems. The background theory includes signal spaces, the discrete fourier transform, the fast fourier transform and the complex envelope.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Discuss Telecommunications Regulation, Comreg, ETSI and ITU.
LO2 Compare the architecture of a GSM, 3G,4G and 5G Mobile system and calculate important system parameters used in the system design of such systems.
LO3 Analyse and Design parts of a Microwave Digital Radio system or a Satellite system and calculate link budgets.
LO4 Derive equations relating to signal spaces, including the effect of noise, and apply these results to a variety of practical systems.
LO5 Derive the DFT, IDFT and FFT.
LO6 Develop equations relating to low-pass equivalent representations of bandpass signals (the complex envelope), and apply to a range of systems.
LO7 Develop equations and block diagrams relating to OFDM signals and systems.
LO8 Conduct investigations into various digital communication systems using Matlab and Simulink and use simulated results to corroborate theory.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory Determine the PDF of Gaussian Noise 4,8 2.00 Week 1
Laboratory Phase Shift Keying 4,8 2.00 Week 3
Laboratory Quadriphase Phase Shift Keying (QPSK) 4,8 2.00 Week 5
Laboratory 16 - QAM 4,8 2.00 Week 7
Laboratory EMC Design Guidlines 8 6.00 Week 9
Laboratory The Gaussian Noise Generator 4,8 2.00 Week 10
Laboratory Laboratory Examination 4,8 14.00 Week 12
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 70.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class room work 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Work conducted outside class 3.50 Every Week 3.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.50
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class room work 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Work conducted outside class 3.50 Every Week 3.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.50
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Couch 2013, Digital and Analogue Communication Systems, 8 Ed., Pearson
  • Christoper Cox 2013, An Introduction to LTE, 2 Ed., Wiley
Recommended Book Resources
  • Gallagher 2008, Principles of Digital Communication, 1 Ed., Cambridge
  • Dennis Roddy 1996, Satellite communications, McGraw-Hill New York [ISBN: 0-070533709]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAELE_B Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering 7 Elective
TA_EELEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering -- Add On Year 1 Elective