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ETEG 301

ETEG 301                               COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS                                3 Credits

Objective: To provide an overview of telecommunications circuits, systems and applications.


Communications Concepts: Signal properties and their applications in communications; Amplitude modulation and demodulation: AM, SSBSC, DSBSC; Frequency modulation and demodulation: NBFM, WBFM, signal quality; Digital signals, sampling, ADC, DAC, coding principles; Digital modulation and transmission; Bearer circuits, radio, microwave, lightwave

Communication Networks: Networking concepts, local access, trunking, international signaling, call establishment; Analog and digital networks; Speech coding and multiplexing; Data communications concepts, modem operation; Internet, local & wide area networks (LAN, WAN, WLL); Paging systems

Radio Transmission Systems: Broadcasting concepts and wave propagation; High frequency (HF) systems; Mobile transmission system, analog history, GSM, CDMA, cell architecture; Introduction to digital broadcasting; Radar systems

Optical Fiber Systems: Light wave generation and detection, optical modulation techniques, fiber performance, terminating, splicing

Satellite Systems: Elements of satellite communication system, orbital dynamics, geo-stationary, LEO, MEO, GPS, link budgets, SBR, antenna concepts, satellite broadcasting


  1. Roddy and Coolen, Communication Systems
  2. Kennedy, Communication Systems, McGraw Hill
  3. Anttalainen T, Introduction to Telecommunications Network Engineering, Artech House1999

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