Checking date: 20/06/2022


Course: 2022/2023

Communications theory
(18357)
Study: Bachelor in Engineering Physics (363)


Coordinating teacher: VAZQUEZ LOPEZ, MANUEL ALBERTO

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

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS

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Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1.- Introduction 1.1.- Definition of a communication system 1.2.- Functional elements of a communication system 1.3.- Digital and analog communication systems 1.4.- Design of a communication systems 1.5.- Objectives and organization of the course 2.- Noise in communication systems 2.1.- Review: probability, random variables, and random processes 2.2.- Random processes in the frequency domain 2.3.- Statistical model for thermal noise 3.- Analog modulations 3.1.- Introduction to the modulation concept 3.2.- Amplitude modulations 3.3.- Angle modulations 3.4.- Effect of noise in analog modulations 4.- Modulation and detection in gaussian channels 4.1.- Introduction to digital communication systems 4.2.- Geommetric representation of signals 4.3.- Digital communication model - Encoder - Modulator - Demodulator - Detector 5.- Basic limits 5.1.- Probabilistic models for information sources 5.2.- Probabilistic models for channels 5.3.- Quantitative information measurements 5.4.- Channel capacity
Learning activities and methodology
AF1. THEORETICAL-PRACTICAL CLASSES. Knowledge and concepts students mustacquire. Receive course notes and will have basic reference texts.Students partake in exercises to resolve practical problems AF2. TUTORING SESSIONS. Individualized attendance (individual tutoring) or in-group (group tutoring) for students with a teacher.Subjects with 6 credits have 4 hours of tutoring/ 100% on- site attendance. AF3. STUDENT INDIVIDUAL WORK OR GROUP WORK.Subjects with 6 credits have 98 hours/0% on-site. AF8. WORKSHOPS AND LABORATORY SESSIONS. Subjects with 3 credits have 4 hours with 100% on-site instruction. Subjects with 6 credits have 8 hours/100% on-site instruction. AF9. FINAL EXAM. Global assessment of knowledge, skills and capacities acquired throughout the course. It entails 4 hours/100% on-site AF8. WORKSHOPS AND LABORATORY SESSIONS. Subjects with 3 credits have 4 hours with 100% on-site instruction. Subjects with 6 credits have 8 hours/100% on-site instruction. MD1. THEORY CLASS. Classroom presentations by the teacher with IT and audiovisual support in which the subject`s main concepts are developed, while providing material and bibliography to complement student learning MD2. PRACTICAL CLASS. Resolution of practical cases and problem, posed by the teacher, and carried out individually or in a group MD3. TUTORING SESSIONS. Individualized attendance (individual tutoring sessions) or in-group (group tutoring sessions) for students with teacher as tutor. Subjects with 6 credits have 4 hours of tutoring/100% on-site. MD6. LABORATORY PRACTICAL SESSIONS. Applied/experimental learning/teaching in workshops and laboratories under the tutor's supervision.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

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