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DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS I

CODICE 104760
ANNO ACCADEMICO 2021/2022
CFU 5 cfu al 1° anno di 10378 INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA ENGINEERING (LM-27) GENOVA
SETTORE SCIENTIFICO DISCIPLINARE ING-INF/03
LINGUA Inglese
SEDE GENOVA (INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA ENGINEERING)
PERIODO 2° Semestre
MATERIALE DIDATTICO AULAWEB

PRESENTAZIONE

A digital communication system conveys information in form of discrite symbols from its source to a destination some distance away. The approach used to face the subject is from a general viewpoint: since all the communication systems have the same basic funtion of transfring information, the course presents the principles and problems of conveying informarmation in terms of digital messages in electrical form through a noisy channel.

 

OBIETTIVI E CONTENUTI

OBIETTIVI FORMATIVI

The course is aimed at providing the bases of digital communications: the baseband and bandpass transmissions will be presented, discussed, and compared. The goal is to give the students an adequate knowledge needed to understand the key elements for designing and developing modern telecommunication systems.

OBIETTIVI FORMATIVI (DETTAGLIO) E RISULTATI DI APPRENDIMENTO

Attendance, active participation to lectures, and individual study will allow students

- to appreciate the theoretical and actual advantages deriving from the use of digital systems

- to understand the main elements of a digital communication system;

- to know the main baseband transmission systems and to compare the principal parameters affecting their performance;

- to know the main bandpass transmission systems and to compare the principal parameters affecting their performance.

PREREQUISITI

Students are expected to have a reasonable background in signal theory, probability theory, random processes and analog modulations.

MODALITA' DIDATTICHE

Traditional lectures (50 hours) in attendance except for specific restrictions due to the Covid-19 emergency.

Further information will be available on the AulaWeb page devoted to the course.

PROGRAMMA/CONTENUTO

General concepts: analog and digital messages. Scheme of a digital communication system. Digital transmission over baseband channels: PAM. Intersymbol interference: Nyquist criterion. PAM power spectrum. Main line codes and their spectra. PAM optimum receivers.

-  Bit and frame synchronization: basic techniques.

-  Digital transmission over bandpass channels: OOK, ASK, FSK, CPFSK, PSK and their power spectra. Noise equivalent bandwidth. Synthesis of modulators by means of QAM systems.

-  Coherent reception for binary bandpass systems: optimal receivers for OOK, FSK, PRK. Noncoherent OOK, FSK, DPSK receivers: performance (error probability) evaluation. Bandpass M-ary QAM, APK and PSK receivers, performance evaluation. Link budget in a digital transmission

 

TESTI/BIBLIOGRAFIA

A. B. Carlson, P. B. Crilly, J. C. Rutledge, “Communication Systems”, 4th edition,  Mac Graw Hill, 2002

B. Sklar “Digital Communications: Fundamentals and Applications”, Prentice Hall 2001

Handouts by the teacher

DOCENTI E COMMISSIONI

Commissione d'esame

SANDRO ZAPPATORE (Presidente)

CARLO ANDREA BRACCINI

ALDO GRATTAROLA (Presidente Supplente)

LEZIONI

Orari delle lezioni

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ESAMI

MODALITA' D'ESAME

Written + oral

MODALITA' DI ACCERTAMENTO

The written exam is devoted to assess whether the students have actually learnt  the spectra estimation, the use of constellation, and the evaluation of link budgets.

The oral exam is aimed at evaluting the synthsis, reasoning, and critical capacities of studens on the topics covered by the lectures.

Calendario appelli

Data Ora Luogo Tipologia Note
12/01/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
03/02/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
14/06/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
07/07/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
13/09/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto

ALTRE INFORMAZIONI

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