Communication Theory PG (10101.2)
|Faculty:||Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Discipline:||Academic Program Area - Technology|
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This unit comprehends the basic concepts of communication theory, such as communication systems, analog and digital signals, signal-to-noise ratio, channel bandwidth and the rate of communication. The behaviour of communication systems in the presence of noise will be introduced. Information theory, source encoding and error-free communication over a noisy channel, Shannon's Equation and performance are discussed. The basic concepts of sampling theory, modulation, coding, and random processes in a communication system are introduced.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Articulate a communication system with basic communication theory such as the sampling theorem, analog-to-digital (A/D) conversion, coding systems, channel capacity and Shannon's equation;
2. Describe major signal modulations;
3. Express the performance of networks, such as a communication system with error, noise, and random processes; and
4. Explain a network system in terms of SNR and bandwidth.
Up to 4 hours per week, consisting of 2 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial and 1 hour laboratory.