Checking date: 08/09/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Complements to Telecomunications Engineering
Study: Master in Space Engineering (360)

Coordinating teacher: GARCIA CASTILLO, LUIS EMILIO

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

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
The specific competences that will be obtained by the students are: - Knowledge of main telecommunication systems. - Understanding of fundamentals of a communication system. - Understanding of the main features of electromagnetic propagation and their effect on the system operation. - Knowledge of main features and types of transmitters and receivers. - Acquisition of competences in order to perform a link budget between emitter and receptor of a telecommunication system. - Knowledge of fundamentals of telematic communication networks.
Description of contents: programme
Types of telecommunication systems Theory of communication Sources. Concept of signal. Coding and encryption Analog and digital modulations Multiplexation techniques and access methods Communication channel. Effects (distortion, interference, noise, . . . ) Detection Limitations of a communication system: noise and interference Transmitters and receivers Features. Block diagrams. Types. Channel. Characteristics of electromagnetic propagation (guided and radio). Link budget. Communication networks Concept of network and types. Protocols. Network layer. Transport layer.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Basic Bibliography
  • J. D. Kraus.. Electromagnetics with Applications. McGraw-Hill.. 1986
  • J. F. Kurose, K. W. Ross. Computer Networking, a top-down approach;. Pearson Addison Wesley. 2013
  • J. G. Proakis, M. Salehi.. Communication Systems Engineering. Prentice-Hall. 2002

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