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Telecommunications Technology Lab Course

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Telecommunications Technology Lab Course
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018
Module code: E2612
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
1V+4P (5 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Practical exam with a short paper

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

E2612 (P211-0124) Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018 , semester 6, mandatory course, technical
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
75 class hours (= 56.25 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 123.75 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Martin Buchholz
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Martin Buchholz

[updated 10.09.2018]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this combination lecture/lab course, students will - have in-depth knowledge about high-frequency engineering and high-frequency measurement technology. - be able to calculate complex analogue and digital transmission systems and to verify them metrologically. - be able to simulate antennas and characterize them metrologically. - be able to perform independent measurements with a spectrum analyzer and a network analyzer. - be able to perform measurements on optical communication systems. - be able to plan RFs. - be able to use modern development tools to implement digital algorithms in an FPGA.

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Module content:
Lecture topics: 1. Noise figure and sensitivity of an HF receiver 2. Linear and non-linear signal distortion 3. Receiver architectures and high frequency components Lab experiments: 1. Interferometry: measuring a glass fiber using an optical interferometer 2. Eye diagram: evaluating an eye diagram on a 2.5 Gbit/s transmission 3. Spectrum analyzer: measuring the spectra of modulated signals 4. Network analyzer 1: measuring the S-parameters of passive components 5. Network analyzer 2: measuring the S-parameters of active HF components 6. Simulating HF components and systems with EDA software 7. Antenna test: measuring the 3-dimensional antenna pattern 8. Image processing: applying various filter operators 9. Wave propagation: using a planning tool for the optimization of digital radio systems 10. Implementing digital algorithms from receiver technology in hardware

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture notes, projector, laboratory

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Recommended or required reading:
Hiebel, Michael: Grundlagen der vektoriellen Netzwerkanalyse, Rohde & Schwarz, 2006 Pehl, Erich: Digitale und analoge Nachrichtenübertragung, Hüthig, 2001, 2. Aufl. Rauscher, Christoph; Janssen, Volker; Minihold, Roland: Grundlagen der Spektrumanalyse, Rohde & Schwarz, 2007 Razavi, Behzad: RF Microelectronics, Prentice Hall, (latest edition) Thumm, Manfred K.A.; Wiesbeck, Werner; Kern, Stefan:: Hochfrequenzmesstechnik - Verfahren und Messsysteme, Teubner, 1998, 2. Aufl.

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