cod. 1009716

Academic year 2023/24
1° year of course - First semester
- Alessandro UGOLINI
Academic discipline
Telecomunicazioni (ING-INF/03)
"altre conoscenze utili per l'inserimento nel mondo del lavoro"
Type of training activity
24 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Integrated course unit module: COMMUNICATION FUNDAMENTALS

Learning objectives

The aim of the course is to provide students with the tools to describe and solve communications and signal processing problems in the MATLAB environment.


Basics of communications and signal processing.

Prior knowledge of a programming language (recommended).

Course unit content

Introduction to the MATLAB environment.

Solution of algebraic problems with MATLAB.

Modeling and solution of signal processing and communication problems.

Full programme

Introduction to the MATLAB environment (4 hours)
- Variables: scalars, vectors, matrices
- Basic operations and plotting
- Linear algebra
- Scripts and functions

Probability (2 hours)

Signals and systems (10 hours)
- Definitions of signals
- Analog and discrete-time signals
- Operations on signals
- Frequency-domain representation
- Sampling and reconstruction

Transmission on the AWGN channel (2 hours)

Fourier transform and spectral analysis (6 hours)


Notes and programs developed during the lectures.

Teaching methods

Laboratory lectures. The students are required to install the MATLAB software before the beginning of the course.

Assessment methods and criteria

Practical exam held in a computer lab, consisting in the solution of a telecommunications or signal processing problem using MATLAB

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