Course detail

Communication Systems

FEKT-HKSYAcad. year: 2018/2019

Students first become familiar with architecture of common analog and digital communication systems (block scheme, basic functions). Then, the building blocks operation and methods of signal processing (source coding, encryption, channel coding modulation, synchronization, etc.) are described. At the end the students obtain an overview of recent communication system types and their particular representatives.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The graduate is able (1) describe architecture of common analog and digital communication systems, (2) explain basic building block functions, (3) apply some algorithms of signal processing.(4) and orientate oneself in recently used communication systems.


Fundamentals of signal processing and electronics.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

COUCH, L.V. Digital and analog Communications. 6. vyd. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2001 (EN)
SKLAR, B. Digital Communications Fundamental and Applications. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2001 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Techning methods include lectures and practical laboratories. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Students can obtain 25 points for the activity in laboratory exercises. The final exam is honored by 75 points (maximally).

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Division and common structures of communication systems.
2. Source coding of speech, audio, video and digital data. Cryptography.
3. Channel coding. Linear codes. Hamming, cyclic and convolutional codes.
4. Baseband modulation and detection. Line codes.
5. Matched filter. Inter-symbol interference. Equalisation.
6. Band-pass modulation. Analog and digital modulation.
7. Multiple access systems. Multiplexing techniques.
8. Communication channel. Noise and fading channel. Diversity receiving systems.
9. Carrier frequency and phase synchronization. Symbol and frame synchronization.
10. Telephone and radio telephone systems. DSL and ISDN technology.
11. Wireless data communication WLAN, WPAN, WWAN. Analogue radio and TV broadcasting.
12. DAB and DVB. Satellite communications. Optical communication systems.
13. Core- and access data networks. Networking devices. Transmission protocols.


Lectures are aimed to present common structure of analog and digital communication systems, to explain their basic building block function, and to show examples of recent typical systems for audio-signals, video-signals, and data transmission.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Evaluation of activities is specified by a regulation, which is issued by the lecturer responsible for the course annually.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme AJEI-H Bachelor's

    branch H-AEI , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning

    branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Fundamentals seminar

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer