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Module Title : Communication System
Module Code : BEEE330

Course Objective
To develop the fundamentals of analog, digital and optical transmissions systems. At the end of course successful students will be aware of the techniques used in modern telecommunications systems, be able to apply these techniques and economic implications of implementing telecommunication systems

Course Description

Modulation Techniques: Analog modulation: brief description and comparison of amplitude, frequency and phase modulation.

Amplitude Modulation: Description of Am waveform and spectrum. Modulation by Class C amplifiers and low-level nonlinear device. Intermodulation. Envelope detector. AM receivers.

Frequency Modulation: Narrowband and Wideband. Frequency multiplication and frequency converters. Transmitter and receiver block diagrams. Automatic Frequency Control. Frequency Division Multiplexing.

Optical Fiber Communications: Review of optical fiber transmission: optical fiber as transmission medium, propagation in fibers. Time dispersion effects in multi –mode step index fibers and non-mode fibers. Bandwidth limitations of fibers and attenuation mechanisms. Optical Fiber System Design

Course Requirement
There will be 1 multiple-choice exams and course assignments (Reaction Papers). The objective is not to test your memorization skills but your ability to readily assimilate principles of computers and then apply the data and concepts to everyday problems and situations. 

Course Assignments: Reaction Papers

The reaction paper is your opportunity to reflect and consider each chapter presented in this course.  It should contain your own thoughts, reactions, opinions, areas of agreement or disagreement that you arrive at as you progress through the course.  It may be a reaction to something you read in the text, or outside lecture material.  The paper should be hand-written in ink and a minimum of one page (front & back), single-spaced.

All papers must be submitted at the end of the course.

Grading Procedure
Multiple-choice exams are valued at 70% of final grade; assignment is 30% of final grade.

Numeric Grades

Letter Grades




Superior work at high honors level produces publishable, professionally presentable work



High quality work.



Satisfactory work.



Below average work.



Failure. College-level skills not demonstrated.