Fundamentals of Telecommunications (Major in Industrial Automation)

Electronics and Computer Engineering, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 10766/2011 - 30/08/2011

6 ECTS; 2º Ano, 2º Semestre, 28,0 T + 14,0 PL + 28,0 TP + 5,0 OT

Lecturer
- Gabriel Pereira Pires

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
Analyse in the frequency domain continuous signals and systems using the Fourier Transform. Understand transmission systems, modulation techniques with continuous carrier applied to analogue and digital transmission systems.

Program
1 - Introduction to telecommunications;
2 - Signals and systems;
3 - Signal Theory: principles of frequency analysis based on Fourier Series and transforms;
4 - Modulation techniques with continuous carrier;
5 - Sampling and analog-to-digital conversion. PCM and Delta modulation;;
6 - Noise in Telecommunication systems
7 - Power balance in telecommunication systems

Evaluation Methodology
Written exam (14 out of 20) (a minimum of 40% is mandatory) and Lab work (6 out of 20) (a minimum of 50% is mandatory). The laboratory component must be carried out until the date(s) indicated by the lecturer-in-charge until the end of the exam-based assessment period.

Bibliography
- Lathi, B. (2000). Signal Processing and Linear Systems. USA: Oxford University Press
- Lathi, B. (1998). Modern Digital and Analog Communication Systems. Oxford University Press: Oxford University Press
- Forouzan, B. (2006). Data Communications Networking. -: McGraw-Hill Science

Method of interaction
Lectures, Problem solving classes, Laboratory classes;

Software used in class
Matlab/Simulink