Core Module Information
Module title: Communication Electronics

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ELE11115
Module leader: Abdelfateh Kerrouche
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Cyber Security and Systems Engineering

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Free space propagation calculations appropriate to satellite and line of sight links (FSPL and noise); design of high gain and low noise amplifiers using Smith Charts; Typical system components in microstrip and waveguide; Optical fibre as a waveguide; Practical aspects of optical fibre communications: protecting fibres, connections, white noise, calculating noise and error of an optical fibre link; Dispersion and dispersion compensation schemes; Power budgeting; Optical/electrical interfacing; Optoelectronic devices.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Analyse and estimate Signal to Noise ratio for a range of line of sight wireless links.

LO2: Recommend appropriate low noise or high gain front end MESFET amplifiers through critical analysis.

LO3: Critically explore and evaluate the operation of a range of HF/microwave communication system components.

LO4: Examine the elements of and critically assess attenuation and link length limits in fibre optic channels.

LO5: Analyse and critically appraise whether the system is adequate to transmit the required data rate via a fibre optical communication channel.

LO6: Conceptualise the design and operation of optoelectronic devices for communication purposes.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, IN PERSON,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: IN PERSON
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Abdelfateh Kerrouche
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 13
Face To Face Tutorial 13
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 14
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Online Guided independent study 158
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 30 4~5~6 1 , WORDS= 1000
Practical Skills Assessment 30 1~3 10 HOURS= 2
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 40 1~2~3~4~5~6 Exam Period HOURS= 2
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

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