FUNDAMENTALS OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS

FUNDAMENTALS OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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Code
84396
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8731 Electrical Engineering (LM-28) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-INF/03
LANGUAGE
Italian (English on demand)
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Electrical Engineering)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Electric systems are developing more and more in the territory with the need for increasingly sophisticated management and remote control in order to optimize production, monitoring and costs. Remote control is based on five fundamental parameters: sense, communication, computing, visualization, and control. In this perspective, the knowledge of telecommunication signals, systems and networks is of great importance for the comprehension and design of future systems.

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides a unified view of the main topics of the telecommunications sector: representation and analysis of signals, transmission of signals on telecommunication channels, transmission of information through telecommunications networks. The theoretical principles underlying these issues will be briefly recalled along with the main techniques on which modern devices and telecommunications equipment are based.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course a student will be able to evaluate the properties of a signal (band occupation, power, periodicity,…), to design an analogical-digital transformation, a filter; he/she will understand the operation and block diagram of systems for the digital transmission of signals in the baseband and for the multiplexing of signals (in baseband and bandpass). He/she will be able to characterize a random process in spectral and statistical terms including the operation of analog modulation equipment. A student will also have acquired the basic skills necessary for the evaluation and verification of the main elements constituting a modern telecommunications network and the Internet.

In particular, the following aspects will be investigated: signal theory, linear and angular analogical modulations and relative performances in the presence of noise; structure and classification of a telecommunications network; the concept of switchboard and the description of the structure of the telephone network; the definition of the main Internet interconnection elements: hubs, switches, routers, gateways, terminals. Ethernet. IP, TCP, UDP and IP addressing scheme.

Teaching methods

Lectures supplemented by practical tests in the laboratory.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

• Linear time invariant systems and convolution integral.

• Fourier transform.

• Energy and power of signals.

• Real sampling.

• Numerical coding of analog signals via PCM systems (A / D and D / A conversion).

• Numerical transmission (PAM).

• Multiplexing of multiple signals in the frequency (FDM) and time domain (TDM).

• Probabilities and random variables. Introduction to random processes.

• Overview of analogue, linear and angular modulations, and relative performances in presence of noise.

• Introduction to TLC Networks

• Packet and circuit switching

• Protocol and service concepts

• Functional level architecture

• Ethernet, 802, 802.1q, Fieldbus, Industrial Ethernet

• HDLC, PPP

• IP

• TCP / UDP

• PMU and interconnection of PMUs

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

- A.B. Carlson, P. B. Crilly, J. C. Rutledge, Communication Systems, McGraw-Hill, 2001 (4th edition).

- Slides used during the lectures.

- Behrouz A. Forouzan, TCP / IP protocols, Mc-Graw-Hill, 2006.

- Notes issued by the lecturer on specific topics.

- Extracts of international regulations and scientific documentation provided by the lecturer.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Fixed on request. The request should be addressed to mario.marchese@unige.it.

Exam Board

SEBASTIANO SERPICO (President)

GIANNI VERNAZZA (President)

MARIO MARCHESE (President)

ANDREA TRUCCO

FABIO PATRONE

GABRIELE MOSER

MARCO CELLO

FRANCO DAVOLI

ANDREA BAGNASCO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures supplemented by practical tests in the laboratory.

LESSONS START

September 18th, 2017.

ORARI

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FUNDAMENTALS OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
25/06/2020 15:30 GENOVA Scritto AULA A5
09/07/2020 15:30 GENOVA Scritto AULA A5
10/09/2020 15:30 GENOVA Scritto AULA A5