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SISTEMAS AVANZADOS DE COMUNICACIONES

BASIC DETAILS:

Subject: SISTEMAS AVANZADOS DE COMUNICACIONES
Id.: 33439
Programme: DOBLE GRADO EN INGENIERÍA INFORMÁTICA Y BIOINFORMÁTICA
Module: COMUNICACIONES
Subject type: OBLIGATORIA
Year: 4 Teaching period: Primer Cuatrimestre
Credits: 6 Total hours: 150
Classroom activities: 68 Individual study: 82
Main teaching language: Inglés Secondary teaching language: Castellano
Lecturer: ROMERO GIL, SERGIO (T) Email: sromero@usj.es

PRESENTATION:

Advanced Communications Systems is divided into 2 parts: In the first one, Guided Access and Transport Technologies, foundations and performance of those communications systems that use the copper cable or the fiber as transmission medium are explained. In the second one, Radio Access Technologies, the impairments of the radio communications are exposed and afterwards the different technologies that have been used in the recent years are described.

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCES ACQUIRED IN THE SUBJECT:

General programme competences G02 Innovative capacity to propose and find new and efficient ways to undertake any task and/ or function within the professional environment - highly motivated by quality.
G03 Capacity to work in multidisciplinary teams to achieve common objectives, placing group interests before personal ones.
G04 Capacity to always commit to working responsibly - creating a strong sense of duty and fulfilment of obligations.
G06 Capacity to analyse and find a solution to complex problems or unforeseen situations which may arise while working in any type of socio-economic organisation.
G10 Critical and analytical capacity when assessing information, data and courses of action.
G12 Capacity to undertake professional activities with integrity, respecting social, organisational and ethical norms.
G13 Capacity to use individual learning strategies aimed at continuous improvement in professional life and to begin further studies independently.
G14 Capacity for abstraction to handle various complex knowledge models and apply them to examining and solving problems.
G15 Capacity to structure reality by means of linking objects, situations and concepts through logical mathematical reasoning.
Specific programme competences E01 Capacity to understand the engineering profession and commitment to serve society under the corresponding professional code of conduct.
E02 Capacity to apply the intrinsic engineering principles based on mathematics and a combination of scientific disciplines.
E03 Capacity to recognise the technical principles and apply the appropriate practical methods satisfactorily to analyse and solve engineering problems.
E08 Capacity to communicate productively with clients, users and colleagues both orally and in writing, so as to pass on ideas, solve conflicts and achieve agreements.
E10 Capacity to understand and assess the impact of technology on individuals, organisations, society and the environment, including ethical, legal and political factors, recognising and applying the pertinent standards and regulations.s éticos, legales y políticos, reconociendo y aplicando los estándares y regulaciones oportunos
E11 Capacity to remain up-to-date in the technological and business worlds in the area of information and communication technologies.
E13 Capacity to identify, assess and use current and emerging technologies, considering how they apply in terms of individual or organisational needs.
E17 Capacity to identify and analyse user needs with the intention of designing effective, usable IT solutions which can be incorporated into the user's operating environment.
E18 Capacity to identify and define the requirements to be satisfied by IT systems to cover the stated needs of organisations or individuals.
E19 Capacity to design and define the architecture of IT systems (software, hardware and communications) under the requirements agreed upon by the parties involved.

PRE-REQUISITES:

These requirements should be fulfilled:

 - Mathematics: It is important to know how to use and calculate logarithms, logarithmic units and exponential equations.

 - Networks: General knowledge of the OSI stack.

SUBJECT PROGRAMME:

Subject contents:

1 - GUIDED ACCESS AND TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGIES
    1.1 - Introduction and Basic Concepts
    1.2 - xDSL Systems
    1.3 - Optical Systems
    1.4 - Hybrid Systems
2 - RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES
    2.1 - Introduction
    2.2 - WiFi and WiMAX
    2.3 - 2nd Generation Mobile Systems
    2.4 - 3rd Generation Mobile Systems
    2.5 - 4th Generation Mobile Systems

Subject planning could be modified due unforeseen circumstances (group performance, availability of resources, changes to academic calendar etc.) and should not, therefore, be considered to be definitive.


TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODOLOGIES AND ACTIVITIES:

Teaching and learning methodologies and activities applied:

Student work load:

Teaching mode Teaching methods Estimated hours
Classroom activities
Master classes 24
Other theory activities 6
Practical exercises 8
Practical work, exercises, problem-solving etc. 8
Debates 2
Coursework presentations 4
Films, videos, documentaries etc. 6
Workshops 2
Laboratory practice 4
Assessment activities 4
Individual study
Tutorials 2
Individual study 28
Individual coursework preparation 18
Group cousework preparation 15
Research work 12
Compulsory reading 4
Recommended reading 3
Total hours: 150

ASSESSMENT SCHEME:

Calculation of final mark:

Written tests: 60 %
Individual coursework: 20 %
Group coursework: 20 %
TOTAL 100 %

*Las observaciones específicas sobre el sistema de evaluación serán comunicadas por escrito a los alumnos al inicio de la materia.

BIBLIOGRAPHY AND DOCUMENTATION:

Basic bibliography:

J.F. Andrews, A. Ghosh, R. Muhamed. Fundamentals of WiMAX: Understanding Broadband Wireless Networking, Pretince Hall, ISBN 0-13-222552-2.
R. Steele, L. Hanzo, Mobile Radio Communications, 2ª Edición, John Wiley
T.S. Rappaport, Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice, 2ª Edición, Pretince Hall, 2001.
P. France, Local Access Network Technologies, Institution of Electrical Engineers, 2004
S. V. Kartalopoulos, Next Generation Intelligent Optical Networks - From Access to Backbone, Springer, 2008
B. Chomyzc, Planning Fiber Optic Networks, McGraw Hill, 2009
J. M. Hernando Rábanos, Comunicaciones móviles, Ed. Centro de Estudios Ramón Areces, 1997.

Recommended bibliography:

F. Pérez, S. Pagel, Introducción a las comunicaciones móviles, Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Vigo, 1997.
W.C.Y. Lee, Mobile Communications Design Fundamentals, 2ª Edición, Wiley-Interscience, 1993.
S.M. Redl, M.K. Weber, M.W. Oliphant, GSM and Personal Communications Handbook, Artech House Publisers, 1998.
J.M. Hernando Rábanos, Comunicaciones móviles. GSM, Fundación Airtel, 1999.
J.M. Hernando Rábanos, C. Lluch Mesquida, Comunicaciones móviles de tercera generación. UMTS (Volúmenes 1 y 2), Telefónica Móviles España, 2000.
P. Golden, H. Dedieu, K. S. Jacobsen, Implementation and Applications of DSL Technology, Auerbach Publications, 2008
C. Hellberg, D. Greene, T. Boyes, Broadband Network Architectures ? Designing and Deploying Triple-Play Services, Prentice Hall, 2007
A. Gumaste, T. Antony, First Mile Access Networks and Enabling Technologies, Cisco Press, 2004
A. Shami, M. Maier, C. Assi, Broadband Access Networks - Technologies and Deployments, Springer, 2009
J. Crisp, Introduction to Fiber Optics (2nd Ed.), Newnes, 2001
J. Riddel, PacketCable Implementation, Cisco Press, 2007

Recommended websites:

GSM World http://www.gsmworld.com/
IEEE 802.16 http://www.ieee802.org/16/
WiMAX Forum http://www.wimaxforum.org/
3GPP http://www.3gpp.org/
ITU-T http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/
Broadband Forum http://www.broadband-forum.org/
CableLabs http://www.cablelabs.com/