Core Module Information
Module title: Wireless Sensors and Mobile Communications

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

Module code: ELE11119
Module leader: Petros Karadimas
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Cyber Security and Systems Engineering


Description of module content:

A. Fundamentals of wireless systems: Major components, Block diagrams.

B. Antennas (component 1): Fundamental antenna parameters, Antenna performance and design metrics, Antennas as part or wireless systems, Transmitting and receiving antennas in point-to-point communications and Friis transmission formula.

C. Propagation channels (component 2): Propagation mechanisms, Path loss modelling (including Friis transmission formula), Shadowing-statistical modelling, Multipath propagation-stochastic modelling.

D. Digital modulation and signalling (component 4): Baseband and passband signals, Nyquist theorems for signal interference and reconstruction, Digital modulation techniques, Demodulation and detection performance.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Critically analyse the effect of noise and fading on a link;
LO2: Critically evaluate the underlying principles of several mobile communication systems;
LO3: Critically analyse the operation and design processes related to the major components of a telecommunication system;
LO4: Critically analyse/simulate/solve simple problems involved in wireless sensors technology and recent communication protocols such as Bluetooth, ZigBee and 6LowPAN, 4G and 5G;
LO5: Critically describe the need and main purpose for the basic building blocks in modern mobile communication systems

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Petros Karadimas
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 22
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 153
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Face To Face Tutorial 16
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 LO1,LO2, LO3 14/15 HOURS= 03.00
Portfolio 50 LO3, LO4, LO5 12 , WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
ELE11119 Wireless Sensors and Mobile Communications