RDE301 Telecommunications Theory

Code RDE301
Name Telecommunications Theory
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Electronics and Telecommunications
Academic staff Vjačeslavs Bobrovs, Andris Ozols, Inna Kurbatska
Credit points 5.0 (7.5 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The aim of electro-communications theory is to provide students with the basic knowledge of principles, structure and operation of communication systems. The following questions are covered: the history of telecommunication systems, their development, classification; signal and noise as random processes; geometrical interpretation of signals; sampling theorem, discretization of continuous signals; modulation and detection; the models of communication channels, information theory; codes, their classification and application; Shannon's theorems, theory of optimal reception of digital and continuous signals; signal filtering. Laboratory work and practical work are also envisaged..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
After mastering the course, a student should be able to orient him or herself in communication systems, their types and operation principles, and applications. He or she should also be able to carry out the analysis and synthesis of communication systems at the block level using analytical and digital mathematical methods.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students will be able to orient themselves in communication systems and related topics(especially connected with information transmission) as well in modern communication achievements. - Test types: tests, practical work, written exam. Criterion: able to work in communications.
Students will know the communication terminology . - Test types: tests, practical work, written exam. Criterion: able to orient themselves in communication terminology freely.
Students will be able to formulate the problems of other sciences (e.g., physics, other engineering sciences, humanities) and practical ones (e.g., technical and social) in terms of communication theory. - Test types: tests, practical work, written exam. Criterion: able to apply the knowledge of electro-communication theory freely.
Students will be able to analyze the performance of communication systems quantatively, and to carry out their synthesis. - Test types: tests, laboratory work, practical work, written exam. Criterion: able to perform the necessary analytical and digital calculations.
Students will be able to use the special equipment to test communication instruments. - Test types: laboratory work. Criterion: able to pass the final test in laboratory work.
Course prerequisites Physics, Mathematical Analysis, Theory of Fourier’s Series and Integrals, Theory of Probability, Fundamentals of Signal Theory, Linear Circuit Theory, Matlab, Matcad.

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