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Syllabus ( ELEC 460 )


   Basic information
Course title: Software Based Communications
Course code: ELEC 460
Lecturer: Assist. Prof. Saliha BÜYÜKÇORAK EDİBALİ
ECTS credits: 6
GTU credits: 3 ()
Year, Semester: 4, Spring
Level of course: First Cycle (Undergraduate)
Type of course: Area Elective
Language of instruction: Turkish
Mode of delivery: Face to face , Group study , Lab work
Pre- and co-requisites: ELEC 361 and ELEC 365 (min. DD)
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: Real-time communication system design and implementation with software-based radio
   Learning outcomes Up

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Design a real-time communication system.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Apply the mathematical, scientific and engineering knowledge for real life problems
    2. Perform systems design, maintenance and development
    3. Employ modern techniques and operate technical devices

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Homework assignment
    3. Laboratory exercise/exam
  2. Design and implement a multi-antenna multi-user communication system

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Perform systems design, maintenance and development
    2. Formulate and solve engineering problems
    3. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology
    4. Find out new methods to improve his/her knowledge
    5. Employ modern techniques and operate technical devices

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Seminar/presentation
    3. Term paper
  3. Acquire and implement basics of wireless communication system.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Perform systems design, maintenance and development
    2. Formulate and solve engineering problems
    3. Develop his/her knowledge in using different techniques and modern equipment for engineering applications
    4. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology
    5. Employ modern techniques and operate technical devices
    6. Develop awareness for the problems in the field of Electronics Engineering and apply knowledge for the welfare of society

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Homework assignment
    3. Laboratory exercise/exam
    4. Seminar/presentation
    5. Term paper
   Contents Up
Week 1: Introducing software-defined radio and Labview program
Week 2: Basics of wireless communication system and Labview application
Week 3: Wireless channel and Labview application
Week 4: Digital modulation and Labview application
Week 5: Time synchronization and Labview application
Homework 1
Week 6: Frequency synchronization and Labview application
Week 7: Channel equalization and Labview application
Week 8: Real-time implementation of a basic digital communication system
Homework 2
Week 9: Multi-antenna communication systems
Midterm
Week 10: Transmit antenna diversity techniques
Week 11: Receive antenna diversity techniques
Week 12: Multi-user communication systems
Week 13:
Multiple access techniques

Week 14: Real-time implementation of multi-antenna multi-user communication system
Project presentation
Week 15*: -
Week 16*: Final Exam
Textbooks and materials: Wireless Communication Signals: A Laboratory-based Approach, H. Arslan, Wiley, 2021.
Recommended readings: MIMO-OFDM Wireless Communications with MATLAB, Y. S. Cho, J. Kim, W. Y. Yang, C. G. Kang, Wiley, 2010.
Telecommunication Breakdown: Concepts of Communication Transmitted via Software-Defined Radio, C. R. Johnson, W. A. Sethares, Prentice Hall, 2003.





  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Method of assessment Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: 9 25
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 14 25
Homework: 5, 8 10
Quiz: 0
Final exam: 16 40
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 3 14
Own studies outside class: 3 14
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 6 2
Term project: 25 1
Term project presentation: 1 1
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 12 1
Mid-term: 2 1
Personal studies for final exam: 12 1
Final exam: 2 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
*
  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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