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EE50229: Electronic communication systems

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide a detailed understanding of the essential techniques for electronic communication systems.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit the student will be able to:
Demonstrate a critical and detailed understanding of the key techniques in modern electronic communication systems.
Demonstrate the ability to apply techniques to optimize the efficiency of communication links in electronic systems.
Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of statistical behaviour of electronic transmission systems.
Demonstrate the ability to apply the concepts and principles of electronic communication systems.

Problem solving: numeracy; working independently (TFA).
Use IT to collect, analyse and present technical information; solve problems, communicate effectively and retrieve information (TFA).
Use appropriate professional simulation and design tools (TFA).
Employ a range of established and new techniques to review and critically analyse information concerning engineering problems, and to propose and implement solutions in a professional manner (TFA).

Fundamentals of information and entropy, entropy coding schemes and communication system models.
Modulation schemes (QAM, PAM, ASK, PSK), constellations and eye diagrams.
Channel distortion, clock recovery, adaptive equalization.
Transmission and receiver architectures.
Video and audio coding and transmission.
Channel coding (Block, Convolution, Viterbi).
Design trade-offs in practical communications systems design.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

EE50229 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering

EE50229 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering