This course introduces the fundamental networking concepts, terminologies, and technologies used in modern data communication and computer networking. The course introduces the students the functions of different layers (OSI and TCP/IP) and IEEE standards employed in computer networking with different protocols and network components.

This course introduces fundamental concepts of telecommunication networks. Underlying engineering principles of telephone networks, computer networks, and integrated networks are discussed. 

Topics in the course include: telephone and data networks overview; OSI layers; physical layer and coding; data link protocol; flow control, congestion control, routing; local area networks (Ethernet, Wireless, etc.); transport layer; introduction to high-speed networks (MPLS, ATM, Gigabit Ethernet); performance evaluation techniques.

Mobile Communication ETE 4 Year 2018 

Description

With the deployment of third generation mobile communication networks and the widespread use of wireless networks on business and home premises, delivery of multimedia services including voice, audio, images, videos, and data to subscribers has become a reality. In order to develop modern mobile communication systems that can reliably carry the many mobile multimedia services, an in-depth understanding of the concepts behind radio communications is needed. The objectives of this course therefore includes providing the foundations of mobile communications and the technical concepts of mobile communication systems, such as system design fundamentals, standards, and trends in radio communications

Aims

The course aims at a comprehensive coverage of radio propagation scenarios and provides an in-depth discussion of link budgets. It presents modulation, coding, and multiple access technologies for mobile communications and gives examples in order to illustrate where these radio transmission technologies are used. The cellular concept is addressed such that it can be applied for the planning of mobile communication systems. Upon completion of this course, the student would know the foundations of mobile communications and technical concepts of mobile communication systems, including system design fundamentals, standards and trends in mobile communications.

At the end of the module students will: be able to perform the following tasks:

  1. Be able to classify performance of mobile communication systems and evaluate their difference
  2. Be able to independently conduct channel measurements and channel simulation
  3. Be able to formulate algorithms for mobile transmission technologies
  4. Be able to plan and evaluate cellular concepts for radio communications

 

Content 

·      Introduction to Mobile Radio Systems

o   Evolution of Mobile Radio Communications

o   Examples of Mobile Radio Systems

o   Concepts of Cellular Mobile Radio Systems

·      Mobile Radio Propagation

o   Radio Wave Propagation

o   Reflection

o   Diffraction

o   Scattering

·      Large-Scale Path Loss

o   Practical Link Budget Design

o   Outdoor Propagation Models

o   Indoor Propagation Models

·      Small-Scale Fading and Multipath

o   Factors Influencing Small-Scale Fading

o   Impulse Response Models

o   Parameters of Mobile Multipath Channels

o   Classification of Channels

o   Small-Scale Multipath Measurements

o   Rayleigh and Ricean Distributions

·      Discrete Channel Models

o   Discrete Channel

o   Descriptive Models

o   Generative Models

o   Application to System Performance Evaluation

·      Link Budget

o   Components of a link budget

o   GSM Class 4 mobile to base station

o   GSM Class 4 base to mobile station

o   GSM Class 2 mobile to base station

o   GSM Class 2 base to mobile station

·      Modulation Techniques for Mobile Radio

o   Digital Modulation

o   Pulse Shaping Techniques

o   Linear Modulation Techniques

o   Constant Envelope Techniques

·      Channel Coding

o   Review of Abstract Algebra

o   Block Codes, Encoders, and Decoders

o   Convolutional Codes, Encoders, and Decoders

·      Multiple Access Techniques for Radio Communications

o   Frequency Division Multiple Access

o   Time Division Multiple Access

o   Spread Spectrum Multiple Access

o   Space Division Multiple Access

·      The Cellular Concept and System Design Fundamentals

o   Frequency Reuse

o   Handoff

o   Co-channel and Adjacent Channel Interference

o   System Capacity

·      Wireless Systems, Standards and Trends

o   First Generation Systems

o   Second Generation Systems

o   Third Generation Systems

o   IMT-2000/UMTS, 3GPP1, 3GPP2

o   Wireless Networking

Module Code:                                     SoE 2162

Module Title:                                      Research methodology

Level, semester                                  III,   I

Academic year:                                  2017/2018

Lecturer           :                                  James Ntaganda

Contacts           :                                  n.jemmy@yahoo.com

Office                :                                  KIST 1, 307

Class                 :                                   3rd year ELE (Full time)

ASSESSMENT MODES

Component                                                             Weighting (%)

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In-course assessment:    

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Assignment, quiz                                                              20%

 

Project proposal format                                                30%

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Report submission (30%) presentation (20%):            50%

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Total                                                                                  100%

 

AIM:

The content of this course aims at equipping the senior undergraduate students with research skills and tools. It has been designed for third year students to assist them in their final year projects in fourth year. The course is spread into bands of several chapters as reflected from the table of contents

Academic weeks

Activity 

 Delivery method

 

Weeks one and two 

Introducing the course concepts and application

 With  PPT

 

 

 

Weeks three and Four

Fundamentals of Research

Overview of the Creating Job Creators (CJC) concept framework

The research process

 

Class handouts and notes on Moodle platform

Weeks Five and Six

Literature search

Literature review and citation practices

Research design

Sampling design

 

Class handouts  and notes on Moodle platform

Students to form research groups and identify the research area to work on

 

Late registration on the Moodle 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weeks Seven and Eight

Introductory time and financial planning

 

Research ethics

Qualitative Analysis

Quantitative Analysis

Data/results validity, reliability, sources of error

 

Class handouts and  notes on the Moodle platform

Weeks Nine and Ten

Research proposal writing and presentation

Research reporting (technical reports) and presentation

Relationships with research supervisors

 

Class handouts and  notes on the Moodle platform

 

 

Week eleven

Research proposal submission and presentation for marking

 

Report submission via email given

 

Lectures end on 22nd  December

 

 

 

Module Code:                                     ETE 2162

Module Title:                                      Signals and systems

Level: II, Semester: I, Credits:        10    

Academic year:                                  2017/2018

Lecturer           :                                 James Ntaganda

Contacts           :                              n.jemmy@yahoo.com , Office: M 307

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ASSESSMENT MODES

Component                                                             Weighting (%)

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In-course assessment:    

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Assignment, quiz tutorial, Practical                            20%

 

MINI TEST  (CATs)                                                          30%

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Final assessment:                                                             50%

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Total                                                                                  100%

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IMPORTANT DATES

 

Academic weeks

Activity  

 Delivery method

 

Weeks one and two 

Introducing the course concepts and application

 With  PPT

Weeks three and Four

Chapter 1: Classification of Signals and Systems

 

Class handouts, tutorials and simulations

Weeks Five and Six

Chapter 2: Properties of Systems and  CAT1

Class handouts, tutorials and simulations CAT1 scheduled on  17th November

Weeks Seven and Eight

Chapter3:Analysis of Continuous-Time (CT) Signals

 

Class handouts, tutorials and simulations

Weeks Nine and Ten

Chapter 4: Linear Time-Invariant (LTI) Continuous-Time (CT) Systems  and CAT2

 

Class handouts, tutorials and simulations.

CAT 2 scheduled on 15th December

Week eleven

Chapter 4 cont’d and revision

Class handouts, tutorials and simulations. End of lectures scheduled on 22nd  December

 

 

Introduction to the course  

 

This course introduces the representation, classification and properties of continuous and discrete time signals, continuous and discrete systems, sampling of continuous time signals, realization structures of finite duration and infinite duration impulse response filters. This course also gives the basic concepts of signals and their different application to communications.