Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
A short course teaching fundamentals of digital communications engineering. The course focuses on remote control of equipment. It starts with asynchronous data, and use with a GPS device (to identify location and time), then studies the Digital Multiplex (DMX) control bus (a standard in the live entertainment industry) followed by the bi-directional Remote Device Management (RDM) protocol. It concludes with the synchronous the Controller Area Network (CAN) for industrial/transport applications.
Teaching will be supported by demonstrations of equipment and practical laboratory exercises. Accessible to students of computer science and electrical/electronic engineering.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||10 credits (5 ECTS credits)|
end of the course students should:
A: have knowledge and understanding of: wireline transmission of digital data using time division multiplexing and control busses packet-based multiplexing and data transmission. Understanding of how microprocessors can be used to control real-world equipment.
B: have gained intellectual skills so that they are able to: understand the application and importance of digital communications techniques (especially point-to-multipoint transmission).
C: have gained practical skills so that they are able to: understand tools for examining digital transmission waveforms and use of typical equipment for remote control.
D: have gained or improved transferable skills so that they are able to: present the results of lab analysis.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (90%); continuous assessment (10%) Resit: 1 three hour written examination (90%) + 10% continuous assessment (from 1st attempt)* * Laboratory assessment will not be repeated for resit examinations.
Students must provide written notes for their laboratory assesment. The requirements and date for submission of the written material will be provided to students as a part of the laboratory notes.