Department of Information & Communication Systems Engineering
University of the Aegean

Department of Information
& Communication Systems Engineering

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Title: Telecommunications
Lesson Code: 321-3453
Semester: 5
Theory Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2
Faculty: Skoutas Dimitrios
Content outline

Transmission methods, telecommunication system model. Statistics and stochastic processes in telecommunications. Hilbert transformation. Baseband transmission and band-pass signals. Analog Modulation AM, FM and PM, spectrum analysis, noise. Signals and Systems in Telecommunications. Fourier series and transform. Filters' classification, Distortion free transmission, Noise, Analog and/or digital data transmission over analog and/or digital systems. Sampling and quantization. Bandwidth, Nyquist and Shannon theorems. PAM and PCM modulations. Digital modulations (ASK, PSK, FSK, M-QAM).

Learning outcomes

This course covers a large part of the telecommunications systems aiming at understanding the basic principles of analog and digital communication systems, which rely on wireless transmission of information. In particular, an introduction to the basic principles of analysis and design of telecommunications systems is considered, along with the transmission technologies of the physical layer. The theoretical and laboratory section of the course is a detailed presentation of all the necessary technical data, definitions, standards, essential for understanding Analog Communication Systems, a presentation of basic analog and digital modulation, coding techniques and effects of noise signals. The laboratory part of the course involves the performing of laboratory exercises for in-depth understanding and consolidation of the basic principles of analog telecommunication systems, along with the familiarity of the laboratory instruments.

Upon completion of this course:
• the student will be able to understand the transmission of information and the techniques that govern it, as well as the techniques required for the implementation of a basic telecommunication system for data transmission.


Not required.

Basic Textbooks

1. Α. Kanatas, «Introduction to Telecommunications», 2nd ed., Papasotiriou, 2017.
2. S. Haykin, M. Moher, «Communication Systems», 5th ed., Papasotiriou, 2010.
3. G. Karagiannidis, K. Pappi, “Telecommunication Systems”, 3rd ed., Tziola, 2016.

Additional References

1. Η. Taub και D . L .Schilling, «Principles of Communication Systems», 3rd ed., McGraw-Hill, 2008.
2. F. Constantinou, C. Kapsalis, P. Kottis, "Introduction to Communications, Papasotiriou, 1995.
3. John G. Proakis, Masoud Salehi, "Communication Systems Engineering", 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall International Edition, 2002.
4. K.S. Shanmugam, “Digital and Analog Communication Systems”, Wiley, 1979.
5. L. W. Couch, “Digital and Analog Communication Systems”, 8th ed., Pearson, 2013.

Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

• Written exams (70%), consisting of comprehension/reasoning questions and problem solving.
• Laboratory exercises: 30%


Assessment/Grading Methods


Activity Semester workload
Lectures 39 hours
Laboratory hours 26 hours
Personal study 57 hours
Final exams 3 hours
Course total 125 hours (5 ECTS)


Language of Instruction
Greek, English (for Erasmus students)
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