Checking date: 03/05/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Telecommunication Systems
Study: Bachelor in Telecommunication Technologies Engineering (252)

Coordinating teacher: GIL JIMENEZ, VICTOR PEDRO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Signal and Communications Theory

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
- Digital Communications: 3th year, 1st Semester
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
The student will acquire knowledge about the principles of contemporary telecommunication systems. With an integrating and systemic character, the student acquires the ability to analyze and design complete telecommunication systems according to the fundamental quality parameters and requirements. He/She will also be able to evaluate the pros and cons of different technological alternatives. (PO a, c, e, h, j, k) Also, the student will be capable of communicating efficiently in written and oral form, the procedure followed to solve problems of design of mobile communication systems. (PO g)
Description of contents: programme
Introduction to Telecommunications systems: Systems, networks and services; core and Access networks; regulation - Main parameters: coverage, transmission, multiple access, traffic, quality of service - Broadband communications: IDSN, xDSL, SDH, (D)WDM - Terrestrial Mobile Communications systems: Coverage, design, 2G, 2.5G, 3G, 3.5G, 4G, 5G - Satellite Systems: fixed and mobile - Broadcast Systems:
Learning activities and methodology
Two learning activities are proposed, namely, theoretical clases and study cases. Theoretical Classes (4 ECTS): Theoretical classes using the blackboard, slides or video presentations where all the concepts are explained. In these lectures, the student will acquire the main concepts about mobile communications systems and their design and performance. Also practical excercises are included here. Study Cases and Practical Classes (2 ECTS): In order to acquire a more integrate view on the systems, several study cases have to be solved by the students either individual or in groups.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Roger L. Freeman . Telecommunication System Engineering. 4th Edition. Wiley. 2004
Additional Bibliography
  • Gerard Maral, Michel Bousquet, Zhili Sun . Satellite communications systems: systems, techniques and technology. Wiley. 2009
  • Harri Holma, Antti Toskala . LTE for UMTS: Evolution to LTE-Advanced, 2nd Edition. Wiley. 2011
  • Klaus Grobe, Michael Eiselt. Wavelength Division multiplexing: a practical engineering guide. Wiley. 2013
  • Roger L. Freeman. Telecommunication Transmision Handbook. 4th Edition. Wiley. 1998

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.