Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05
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.
Practical Exercise with waveforms (30%)
Online assessment in the form of an exam (70%)
Resit failed components of assessment
Laboratory exercises will not be repeated
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Remember||ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.|
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