This module aims to cover the fundamental knowledge related to simple communication system that includes modulation, source coding, channel coding, filtering, error correction, amplification and transmission channel characteristics.
A comparison of satellite, optical, mobile and fixed communications systems will be presented.
The theoretical knowledge will equip students to evaluate and optimise the performance of communication systems using techniques such as link budget analysis.
A brief overview about communication network architectures and protocols will be covered.
At the end of the module students will be able to:
Understand the main elements of a simple communication system.
Explain the several multiplexing techniques utilized in communication systems.
Understand and analyse the satellite, optical, mobile and fixed communications systems.
Appreciate the effects of noise on communication systems.
Identify the need for modulation, source coding and error coding.
Understand different kinds of communication topologies and protocols.
Apply the theoretical knowledge in order to evaluate the performance of communication systems.