Checking date: 13/04/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Fundamentals of digital communications
Bachelor in Robotics Engineering (Plan: 478 - Estudio: 381)

Coordinating teacher: RAMIREZ GARCIA, DAVID

Department assigned to the subject: Signal and Communications Theory Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Signals and Systems (Second year, first semester)
Knowledge and management of the different techniques of digital communications, the structure of receivers and the basic techniques for protection against errors in digital communications. Therefore, the objectives of this course are: - Acquisition of the knowledge of mathematics and statistics that will be used as a tool to solve engineering problems in the context of digital communication systems. - Design of a communication system with realistic constraints given by critical parameters such as cost, consume of power, bandwidth, transmission rate, and complexity.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Signals and noise a. Stochastic processes and their characterization b. Wide sense stationary processes c. Noise models. 2. Digital transmission systems a. Overview and functional blocks b. Digital modulation and demodulation c. Gaussian channels d. Optimal detection and matched filters e. Error rates. 3. Channel encoding and decoding a. Types of channels b. Channel codes c. Channel capacity
Learning activities and methodology
THEORETICAL PRACTICAL CLASSES. Knowledge and concepts students must acquire. Receive course notes and will have basic reference texts. Students partake in exercises to resolve practical problems. 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. STUDENT INDIVIDUAL WORK OR GROUP WORK. Subjects with 6 credits have 98 hours/0% on-site. 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.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • A. Artés, F. Pérez, J. Cid, R. López, C. Mosquera, F. Pérez.. Comunicaciones Digitales. Pearson Educación. 2007

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