Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Spectral analysis using the Fourier and Z-transforms. Transform identities. Convolution and correlation. Linear system theory. Analog and hybrid modulation systems: AM, PM, FM, PAM, PCM, Delta-modulation, PWM. Carrier synchronisation. Communication channels and transmission effects. Sampled Systems. Source digitisation (D/A conversion), quantisation noise. Introduction to information theory and source coding. Formatting and line codes. Spectral characteristics of random data signals. Introduction to digital modulation. Binary modulation techniques: PSK, FSK and ASK. Symbol synchronisation. PLL theory. Matched filter concepts. Analysis of digital modulation systems in AWGN. Simulation and practical implementation of simple digital communication building blocks and subsystems. The focus will be on analog modulation techniques as applied to radio communication systems.
1 tutorial per week, 3 lectures per week, 1 practical per week
Language of tuition
Separate classes for Afrikaans and English
Electrical, Electronic and Com
Period of presentation
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