Basic concepts in electrical engineering. Waveforms, spectra bandwidth. Fourier series and transform. Decibels, SNR, BER. Analog and digital transmission and modulations. Wire and radio links, link budgets, SNR and BER.
Why take this course?
The Telecommunications sequence offers students enrolled in the Master of Information Technology program the opportunity to learn about modern telecommunication systems and techniques and to broaden their understanding of electronic communication systems with the information technology program.
Major Measurable Learning Objectives
Apply Fourier analysis to waveforms and spectra
Analyze communication systems using wire, radio and optical fiber links
Determine the bandwidth required for transmission of analog and digital signals
Analyze wire and radio links using link budgets and decibel units
Calculate signal to noise ratios and bit error rates for specific analog and digital communication links
Percentage of Course
1. Basic concepts in electrical engineering
2. Relationship between waveforms, spectra and bandwidth. AC circuits and components, resonance, filters. Frequency domain analysis
3. Signal sources: voice, video and data analog and digital transmission, Decibels Quality measures: Signal to noise ratio, bit error rate
4. Sampling theorem
Pulse code modulation speech systems
Analog to digital and digital to analog conversion
Non-linear encoding for telephony
5. Analog tranmission, amplifiers
Digital transmission, repeaters
Line codes, filtering
6. Analog and digital modulations
7. Link budgets, thermal noise, carrier to noise ratio
Line of sight radio and satellite links, SNR and BER