Short Title:Analysis of Digital Communications
Full Title:Analysis of Digital Communications
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:COMM H4009
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Electronics and automation
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN ANDREW DONNELLAN
Module Author:DONAL O TOOLE
Module Description:This subject provides a mathematical analysis of Digital Communication systems.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe and analyse a variety of sampling techniques
LO2 Describe and analyse different methods of encoding, transmitting and receiving digital signals
LO3 Describe and analyse stochastic processes and apply results to a selection of systems
LO4 Derive equations and solve problems relating to ISI and Equalisation.
LO5 Describe synchronisation techniques.
LO6 Use laboratory equipment to corroborate theoretical results and write a report to describe and analyse the activity (one report must adhere to the Department of Electronics’ guidelines for a detailed formal report)
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory Investigate Sampling and Reconstruction using Simulink. 1,6 14.00 Ongoing
Laboratory Use Simulink to investigate (a) Companding (b) Eye Diagrams. 2,4,6 1.50 Week 6
Laboratory Use Simulink to Investigate (a) Clock Recovery (b) Narrow Band Noise. 3,5 1.50 Week 8
Laboratory Design of a 5-tap Equaliser using Matlab. 4,6 3.00 Week 7
Continuous Assessment Mid-term Examination. 1,2,4 10.00 Week 7
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 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
Lecturer/Lab Attend lectures and laboratory. 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Time Lecture review, problem solving and report preparation. 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer/Lab Attend lectures and laboratory. 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Time Lecture review, problem solving and report preparation. 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Hwei P. Hsu 2003, Schaum's outline of theory and problems of analog and digital communications, McGraw-Hill New York [ISBN: 978-0071402286]
  • Leon Couch 2012, Digital and Analogue Communications Systems, 8, Chinese Language version is also available Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 978-0132915380]
  • B. P. Lathi, Zhi Ding 2009, Modern digital and analog communication systems, Oxford University Press New York [ISBN: 978-0195331455]
  • A. Bruce Carlson, Paul Crilly, Janet Rutledge,, Communication Systems [ISBN: 978-0073380407]
  • Simon Haykin,, Communication Systems [ISBN: 978-0471697909]
  • Hwei P. Hsu 1997, Schaum's outline of theory and problems of probability, random variables, and random processes, McGraw-Hill New York [ISBN: 0-07030644-3]
  • Harold P. E. Stern, Samy A. Mahmoud, Lee Elliott Stern 2004, Communication systems, Pearson/Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, NJ [ISBN: 0-13121929-4]
  • S. Unnikrishna Pillai Athanasios Papoulis, Probability, Random Variables and Stochastic Processes International Edition [ISBN: 978-0071226615]
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 Mandatory
TA_EELEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering -- Add On Year 1 Mandatory