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CODE 101146
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/03
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The lessons are intended to provide basic knowledge on the telecommunication technologies commonly employed on board.

In particular, the main technologies relating to signals (both analog and digital), antennas, global positioning systems and satellite communication will be introduced and described. In addition, technologies related to the world of telecommunications networks, modernly used by ships but not limited to, will also be covered.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at introducing the basics of telecommunications, from signals (sampling, modulation, frequency analysis) to computer networks (transmission media and network protocols). At the end of the course, emphasis will be given to some of the main telecommunication systems usually present onboard by analysing the technology behind RADAR, SONAR and GPS.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The student who has successfully followed the Telecommunications course will be able to:

  • understand the main fundamental theoretical concepts behind telecommunications (TLC)
  • interact with some simple TLC systems (e.g., computer networks)
  • understand and solve communication-related issues
  • use her/his knowledge to follow more in-depth and/or specialized TLC courses and teachings.

PREREQUISITES

Basic knowledge of mathematics, geometry and physics.

TEACHING METHODS

Frontal lessons through slides.
Occasionally the blackboard could also be used.

Working students and students with certified SLD (Specific Learning Disorders), disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination arrangements so to take into account individual learning patterns, while respecting the teaching objectives.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  • Signal theory (analog & digital)
  • Linear and Time Invariant Systems (LTI)
  • Fundamentals of communication systems
  • Introduction to TLC networks
  • Radio and satellite systems.
  • Wired and wireless communication systems for voice and data: GSM, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi.
  • Reference to navigation systems: GPS.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • B. Carlson, “Communications Systems”, McGraw-Hill.
  • W. Stallings, “Data and Computer Communications”, (9th Edition), Prentice Hall-Pearson, Upper Saddle River, NJ, USA, 2011, [Chapters 1-5, 8, 15, 18].
  • L. J. Ippolito Jr. “Satellite Communications Systems Engineering”, Academic Press-Elsevier, Murlington, MA, USA, 2009, [Chapters 1-6].
  • D. Munoz, F. Bouchereau, C. Vargas, R. E. Caldera, “Position Location Techniques and Applications”, Academic Press-Elsevier, Murlington, MA, 2009, [Chapter 7].
  • M. Skolnik, “Introduction to radar systems”, (3rd Edition), McGraw-Hill, 2001.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ANDREA SCIARRONE (President)

IGOR BISIO (President Substitute)

FABIO LAVAGETTO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

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Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam will take place EXCLUSIVELY through an ORAL interview.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The exam takes place EXCLUSIVELY through an oral interview that will allow to verify the student's ability to expose and explain some of the topics covered in lessons and / or to solve some simple problems.

For the purpose of the evaluation, the quality of the exposure, the correct use of the specialist vocabulary, and the ability to reason critically on the study carried out will be significantly taken into account.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
22/12/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
19/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
10/06/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
15/07/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
12/09/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto