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Syllabus 2018-19 - 74212001 - Radiocommunication and Radiodetermination (Radiocomunicaciones y radiodeterminación)

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DEGREE: Máster en Ingeniería de Telecomunicación
FACULTY: SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING OF LINARES

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Radiocommunication and Radiodetermination
CODE: 74212001 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 1 SEMESTER: PC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: RIVAS PEÑA, JOSÉ FERNANDO
DEPARTMENT: U134 - INGENIERÍA DE TELECOMUNICACIÓN
FIELD OF STUDY: 800 - TEORÍA DE LA SEÑAL Y COMUNICACIONES
OFFICE NO.: D - D-134 E-MAIL: rivas@ujaen.es P: 953648661
WEBSITE: -
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

THEORY AND PROBLEMS

1. Rewiew of  Mawell equations in RPS. Sources of the electromagnetic field. Potential vectors.

2. Antennas: Parameters of the antennas. Types of antennas: Linear antennas, aperture antennas, reflectors, arrays of antennas. Array pattern synthesis. Link budget, path loss, 

3. Satellite comunications: Satellite orbits. Satellite path free space loss. Rain fading considering ITU Rain Attenuation model for satellite path.

4. Navigation systems:GPS: Description  of GPS systems. Common uses of GPS.         

5. Radar Systems: The radar  range equation. Resolution and accuracy. False Alarm Rate and probability of detection           

  
PRACTICE 

Practice 1. Analysis of antennas I using AWAS 

Practice 2. Analysis of antennas II using AWAS and Synthesis of antennas using MATLAB

Practice 3: Link budget using microwave trainer 

Practice 4. Determination of Look angle for satellite communications and design of a satellite link  (MATLAB).

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

A1. Lectures with big group of students 

They are based in the explanation of the theory concepts, exercises and practical problems of the course.


A2. Lectures with practical groups
They are based on the explanation of the practical units in the lab including the execution by the students and resolution of problems in class.

The use of electronic devices in classes and exams is forbidden except that they are required for the right develoment of learning activities and always with the authorization of the lecturer.

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

 

At the end of the semester, the student has to choose between two methods of evaluation: CONTINUOUS EVALUATION or FINAL EXAM.

CONTINUOUS EVALUATION

This assessment method is organised according to the activities described in the previous table.

To pass the subject, the student has to get a mark higher or equal than 5.0 out of 10 in the overall result of the evaluated aspects, as long as he or she has obtained a mark higher or equal than 4.0 in each one of those assessed aspects.

FINAL EXAM EVALUATION

This kind of evaluation is based in only one written exam that evaluates all the aspects of the subject, by assessing the students’ acquisition of all the competences and learning outcomes established in the subject. This exam will take place during the Examination period on a date established by the centre. The final exam is weighted in the following way:

- Attendance and participation (S1), Theoretical concepts (S2) and Exercises, problems and study cases (S3): 70%.

- Laboratory and computer practical work (S4): 30%.

 

In order to pass the subject, the student must have marks higher or equal to 5.0 out of 10 at each part of the final exam.

The students who have already fulfil the requirements of aspect S4 (Laboratory or computer practical work) through the CONTINUOUS EVALUATION, by obtaining a mark higher or equal to 5.0 out of 10 do not have to make this part in the FINAL EXAM evaluation.

Those aspects successfully completed with a mark higher or equal to 5.0 will be considered passing during that academic year.

With this system, the following competencies  will be evaluated: CB6,CB7,CB8,CB9,CB10, CG1, CG4,CG5,CG6,CG9,CG10,CT1,CT2,CT3,CT4,CT5,CT6,CT7, CE2,CE3,CE5

The positive evaluation will assume that the student has achieved the following learning outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Satellite communications. Edition: 2nd. ed. Author: Pratt, Timothy. Publisher: [Hoboken]: John Wiley & Sons, cop. 2003  (Library)
  • Antenna theory: analysis and design. Edition: 3rd ed.. Author: Balanis, Constantine A.. Publisher: New York [etc.] : John Wiley, cop. 2005  (Library)
  • Introduction to radar systems. Edition: -. Author: Skolnik, Merrill I.. Publisher: Boston (Mass.) [etc.]: McGraw-Hill, cop. 2001  (Library)
  • Introduction to GPS: the global positioning system. Edition: 2nd ed. Author: Rabbany, Ahmed El. Publisher: Boston: Artech House, cop. 2006  (Library)
  • Antennas and radiowave propagation. Edition: -. Author: Collin, Robert E.. Publisher: New York [etc.]: McGraw-Hill, cop. 1985  (Library)
  • Satellite communications [Recurso electrónico]. Edition: -. Author: Roddy, Dennis, 1931-. Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, 2006.  (Library)
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • Satellite communication systems engineering . Edition: -. Author: Pritchard, Wilbur L. Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, c1986  (Library)