Checking date: 24/04/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Radiation and quantum communications
Academic Program of Telecommunication Engineering via Bachelor in Telecommunication Technologies Engineering (Plan: 511 - Estudio: 252)

Coordinating teacher: GARCIA MUÑOZ, LUIS ENRIQUE

Department assigned to the subject: Signal and Communications Theory Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Electromagnetics Fields
Knowing and getting the radiation fundamental concepts. Knowing and getting the antenna basic parameters. Using such concepts for designing and analysing wireless communication links. Knowing the difference between guided and wireless links. Using such concepts for designing guided and wireless links. Knowing and getting the quantum mechanics basic concepts. Knowing the difference between quantum and classic communication links.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Topics 1. Introduction to electromagnetic radiation. 2. Introduction to antenna theory. 3. Free and guided classic channels. Some notes about propagation 4. Fundamentals on quantum mechanics 5. Channels and quantum communications systems.
Learning activities and methodology
The following activities will be combined as described in the detailed program of the course: 1- Theory lectures in the blackboard and with slides. Resolution of small exercises 2- Problems 3- Labs (two labs in computer room) 4- Office hours 5- Proposed exercises with solutions will be published in each chapter for self-studying.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Basic Bibliography
  • Feynman. Quantum Mechanics. Caltech. 2011
  • Leonard Susskind. Quantum Mechanics. The Theoretical Minimum. Penguin. 2015
  • Schelfunoff. Antennas Thoery and practice. Wiley. 1952
Additional Bibliography
  • Landau. Quantum Mechanics, vol. 3. Reverte. 1981

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.