Course detail

Advanced Telecommunication Systems

FEKT-MPA-KS2Acad. year: 2020/2021

The course follows the MPA-KS1 and extends the knowledge especially in the field of environmental impacts on transmission of telecommunication signals. It deals with methods of measurement, modeling and characterization of radio and optical channels, examines the effects of these channels on transmitted signals and describes methods of suppression of negative influences of these channels in selected systems (OFDM, CDMA). The course is also aimed at architecture and performance of selected telecommunication transmitters and receivers, methods of estimating parameters of transmitted signals, advanced methods of synchronization and perspectives of digital telecommunication systems.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student is able to: (1) characterize transmission environments and their effects on telecommunication signals, (2) create a channel model, (3) explain and apply methods of elimination of unwanted phenomena in the channel, (4) explain the ways of generating, transmitting and receiving telecommunication signals, (5) estimate the parameters of transmitted signals and use them for advanced methods of signal processing.


Knowledge of bachelor mathematics (integral calculus, solution of equations, fundamentals of probability analysis and statistics) and fundamentals of signal processing (convolution, correlation, filtering, spectrum analysis) are requested.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

SKLAR, B. Digital Communications Fundamental and Applications. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2001. (EN)
DUNLOP, J., SMITH, D.G. Telecommunications Engineering, CRC Press, 1994. (EN)
MARVIN K. SIMON, M.-S. ALOUINI, Digital Communication over Fading Channels, John Wiley & Sons., 2004 (EN)
J. G. PROAKIS, M. SALEHI. Digital Communications. McGraw-Hill, 2008 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Transmission media. Stationary and time-varying radio channels. Methods of channel measurement.
2. Optical wireless channel. Elimination of atmospheric effects. Absorption and refraction.
3. Models and channel characteristics. Models for microwave and millimeter wave bands.
4. Methods of diverse reception, SISO, MIMO, etc. Beam forming ang steering.
5. Spread Spectrum Systems, FH / DS-SS. Spreading sequences, their acquisition and tracking.
6. CDMA, examples of use. Multi-path channel and Rake-receiver.
7. Multiple carrier systems, OFDM. Impact of time-varying channel on OFDM.
8. Elimination of fading effects by adaptive modulations.
9. Estimation of radiocommunication signal parameters (Bayesian, ML, MLSE).
10. Synchronization methods based on ML estimates, PLL, DPLL.
11. Telecommunication signal sources. RF transmitters and receivers, basic concepts and parameters, amplifiers and antennas.
12. Sources and detectors of optical signals, laser characteristics, LEDs, PIN and avalanche photodiodes. Methods of detection of optical signals.
13. Perspectives of telecommunication systems.


The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the nature and properties of real telecommunication transmission environments, with their negative effects on the transmitted signals and with methods of this effects suppression.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MPAD-CAN Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional
  • Programme MPA-CAN Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional
  • Programme MPA-TEC Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer