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Communication Systems

- The purpose of the Communication Systems direction is to bring knowledge and understanding
within analysis, design, implementation and validation of modern communication systems.
- The direction should provide a broad understanding of the various aspects of communication
systems on different levels, such as: signal propagation in various media, modulation, demodulation
as well as higher level issues such as link management, networking, resource management and
network planning.

- The direction covers 7.-10. semester

• 7. semester aims at a broad knowledge and understanding of the entire signal chain as well
as protocols on all layers. Through project work focus is put on selected parts of the signal
chain to provide deeper understanding at application and analysis levels. In this fashion
project work may focus on channel modelling at one end through tranciever construction to
higher level system and network oriented topics in the other.
Courses provide a general knowledge base as well as support project work. Courses are
given within; tranciever fundamentals and architectures (3ECTS), distributed systems
(2ECTS), advanced communication networks (2ECTS), object oriented network
programming (1ECTS) as well as a statistics, stochastic processes and linear algebra
(4ECTS).

• 8. – 10. semester follows the track of one out of a number of supported specializations
briefly described below:

- Specialization in RISC enables students for the application and analysis


of discrete and integrated RF tranciever components for specific purposes.
- Within the MobComm specialization students are brought comprehension
within various aspects within basic mobile communication systems such as
stochastic channel modelling, access- modulation- and equalization-
techniques, multi-branch reception, multiple access schemes, as well as
system/network level design and optimization.
- The DIRS specialisation aims to provide students with knowledge and
understanding of analysis, specification, design, implementation and
validation of distributed systems with emphasis on system performance and
reliability.
- The NPM specialization provides knowledge of network management
methodologies within telecommunication systems in general as well as to
bring insight into the network planning process and to enable students to
apply tools in the analysis and planning of communication systems.

Prerequisites to follow the Communication Systems direction include: basic antennas and
propagation as well as basic knowledge within computer networks, such as the OSI reference model
as well as TCP/IP.