Checking date: 15/09/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Technologies and architectures for the new terrestrial and space communications
Study: Master in Advanced Communications Technologies (278)


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

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
There are no specific requirements for this subject.
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
CB6, CB7, CB9, CB10 CG1, CG5 CE1, CE2, CE3, CE4, CE5, CE6, CE12 Additionally, the specific competences associated with this particular subject are indicated here: - Know the main digital modulation schemes and radio access techniques - Know how to carry out the high level design of a digital radio communications system and issue critical judgments about the suitability of each of the subsystems. This subject will allow the student to know the following contents: - Global vision of radio communication systems for terrestrial and space applications. - Architectures and key technologies in radio communications systems. - Modulation formats and most suitable receivers for different types of channels.
Description of contents: programme
This subject presents a global vision of the radiocommunication systems, presenting the architectures and key technologies and how these are integrated into the new communication systems, both terrestrial and spatial. Topic 1: Introduction to radiocommunication systems: link balance, architectures and quality of service. Topic 2: Modulations and access techniques. Topic 3: Terrestrial communication systems. Topic 4: Space communication systems.
Learning activities and methodology
The following training activities are included: AF1 Theoretical practical classes AF2 Laboratory practices AF3 Tutorials AF4 Group work AF5 Individual student work AF6 Partial and final exams
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Basic Bibliography
  • Erik Dahlman Stefan Parkvall Johan Skold. 5G NR: The Next Generation Wireless Access Technology. Academic Press. 2018
  • G. Maral, M. Bousquet. "Satellite communications systems: systems, techniques and technology". John Wiley & Sons. 1998
  • H. Holma And A. Toskala. ¿LTE for UMTS: Evolution to LTE-Advanced¿. John Wiley & Sons. 2011
  • Rappaport, Teodore S. "Wireless Communications". Prentice Hall. 1996
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