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TSKS01 Digital Communication

Course program, autumn 2017

Examination

The examination consists of two parts, that are reported separately to LADOK:

  • TEN1 (5 hp), which is a traditional written exam, and
  • LAB1 (1 hp), which consists of two laboratory exercises that are examined by oral reporting before leaving the lab session.
5.1 Written Exam (TEN1)

The exam is a written exam. It consists of three parts: an introductory task, a question part, and a problem-solving part. These parts are described in detail below.

Allowed aids during the exam: Paper, pencil, rubber, pocket calculator, and the Tables & Formulas booklet from Signal Theory.

5.1.1 The introductory task

No points are given for the introductory task. It consists of two elementary subtasks, and you need to solve at least one of them correctly as partial fulfillment to pass the exam. It examines the following course aim:

  • The student should be able to reliably perform standard calculations regarding digital modulation and binary (linear) codes for error control coding.
5.1.2 The question part

The question part consists of two questions, where you are asked to elaborate on (or explain) topics from the course. These questions can give you up to 10 points. You need at least three points from this part of the exam as partial fulfillment to pass. This part examines the following course aims:

  • The student should be able, to some extent, to perform calculations for solutions to practical engineering problems that arise in communication
5.1.3 The problem-solving part

The problem part consists of four traditional problems to be solved. These problems can give you up to 20 points. You need at least six points from this part as partial fulfillment to pass the exam. This part examines the following course aims:

  • The student should be able to, with some precision, analyze and compare various choices of digital modulation methods and coding methods in terms of error probabilities, minimum distances, throughput, and related concepts.
  • The student should be able, to some extent, to perform calculations for solutions to practical engineering problems that arise in communication.
5.1.4 Grading

The grade on the exam, and also on the course, is based on the total number of points obtained in the question and problem parts.

Grading limits:

  • Grade 3 (pass): Passing the introductory task and 14 points.
  • Grade 4: Passing the introductory task and 19 points.
  • Grade 5: Passing the introductory task and 24 points.

You can get at most 30 points from the last two parts.

5.2 Laboratory exercises (LAB1)

The laboratory exercises examine the course aim

  • The student should be able, to some extent, to implement and evaluate communication systems of the kinds treated in the course.

The laboratory exercises take place during the second half of the course, i.e., in HT2. They will be based on a Lab-memo that will be made available at the course homepage.


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Last updated: 2017 08 23   21:18