EET 252 W - Electronic Communications Systems and Laboratory
The course will explore basic analog and digital communications concepts such as modulation, multiplexing, SNR, bandwidth, data rates, and encoding techniques. Communications systems such as AM and FM radio, analog and digital television, and satellites will be studied. Students will be introduced to various communications media and learn about the fundamentals of data communications and networking.
Prerequisites: EET 251 Electronic Circuitry, EET 251L Electronic Circuitry Laboratory
3 Class Hours; 3 Laboratory Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Describe amplitude and frequency modulation, and the block diagram of a superheterodyne receiver.
2. Describe the operation of a phase locked loop and its application in communications circuits.
3. Explain the characteristics and applications of copper, fiber and wireless transmission media.
4. Explain multiplexing concepts, and the characteristics of frequency, time, and wave division mulitplexing.
5. Describe analog and digital televison transmission and reception principles.
6. Describe satellite communication principles and the characteristics of geosynchronous satellites.
7. Explain analog-to-digital conversion using pulse code modulation, and other types of pulse modulation methods.
8. Explain basic data communications concepts and digital modulation techniques.
9. Describe network fundamentals: topologies, hardware, media, and data transmission.
10. Research a current topic in the field of study and write a formal report using library and internet resources.
11. Demonstrate competency in the use of electronic test equipment, such as oscilloscopes, signal generators, and spectrum analyzers.
12. Construct and troubleshoot electronic circuits and systems, take measurements, analyze data, and produce coherent lab reports.
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