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Syllabus 2019-20 - 74212002 - Communication Systems and Circuits (Circuitos y sistemas de comunicaciones)

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

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Communication Systems and Circuits
CODE: 74212002 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 1 SEMESTER: PC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: VERA CANDEAS, PEDRO
DEPARTMENT: U134 - INGENIERÍA DE TELECOMUNICACIÓN
FIELD OF STUDY: 800 - TEORÍA DE LA SEÑAL Y COMUNICACIONES
OFFICE NO.: D - D-139 E-MAIL: pvera@ujaen.es P: 953648662
WEBSITE: -
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

Unit 1. Introduction to the communication systems.

Unit 2. S parameters in microwave networks.

Unit 3. Design of microwave amplifiers and oscillators.

Unit 4. Characterization of communications systems.

Practise 1. Instrumentation.

Practise 2. Communications between MATLAB and the Programmable Function Generator. 

Practise 3. GNU Radio Digital modulator.

Practise 4. Measurements of one-port networks with the network analyser. 

Practise 5. Computer-Aided Design for Microwave Circuits. 

Practise 6. Wide-band matching circuits. 

Seminar 1. Transmitter and receiver.

Seminar 2. Frequency mixer.

Seminar 3. Oscillator, PLL and frequency synthesizer.

Seminar 4. Digital modulator and demodulator.

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 table.

The assessment aspects evaluated in both parts and their contribution to the final mark are summarized in the following table:

 

Aspect

Total by aspect

S1 Attendance and participation

10 %

S2 Theoretical concepts

30 %

S3 Exercises, problems and study cases

30 %

S4 Laboratory or computer practical work

30 %

Total for the subject

100%

 

During the teaching period, it will be evaluated aspects S2 and S3 in a unique exam including units 1 and unit 2, while during the examination period it will be evaluated units 3, unit 4 and seminars. The evaluation of the units 3 and 4, according to continuous evaluation, will be the same day of the official exam of the subject established by the School.

Aspect S4 will be evaluated after the end of each practising.

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.

When S4 mark (obtained using the continuous evaluation) or S2-S3 mark of the official exam is lower than 4.0 out of 10, the mark that will appear in the record of the subject will be the minimum mark of the two previous ones.

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.

When S4 mark of the official exam or S2-S3 mark of the official exam is lower than 4.0 out of 10, the mark that will appear in the record of the subject will be the minimum mark of the two previous ones.

Using this approach, the following competences will be evaluated: CB6, CB7, CB8, CB9, CB10, CE3, CE12, CG1, CG2, CG3, CG4, CG5, CG6, CG7, CG8, CG9, CG10, CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5, CT6 and CT7.
Obtaining a positive evaluation indicates that the student has reached the following learning results of the module: 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.

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. 

 

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Modern electronic communications. Edition: 9th ed. Author: Beasley, Jeffrey S. Publisher: Edinburgh : Pearson Education Limited, cop. 2014  (Library)
  • Modern communication circuits. Edition: 2nd ed. Author: Smith, Jack R.. Publisher: Boston [etc.]: McGraw-Hill, 1997  (Library)
  • Electrónica de comunicaciones. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Madrid [etc.]: Pearson: Prentice Hall, D.L. 2004  (Library)
  • Microwave engineering. Edition: 4th ed. Author: Pozar, David M. Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, cop. 2012  (Library)
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • Principles of electronic communication systems. Edition: 3rd ed. Author: Frenzel, Louis E. Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, [2008]  (Library)
  • Communication systems modeling and simulation using MATLAB and Simulink. Edition: -. Author: Raveendranathan, K. C. Publisher: India : Universities Press, 2011  (Library)
  • Introduction to digital communication systems [Recurso electrónico]. Edition: -. Author: Wesołowski, Krzysztof. Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley, 2009.  (Library)