ING2505 Telecommunications

Course code: 
ING2505
Course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Telekommunikasjon
Program of study: 
Bachelor i ingeniørfag, studieretning telematikk
Credits: 
10
Level of study: 
Bachelor
Teaching semester: 
2023 Spring
Assessment semester: 
2023 Spring
Language of instruction: 
Norwegian / English
Person in charge: 
Geir Arne Bunde
Geir Arne Bunde
Course content

The course provides a comprehensive system perspective and basic knowledge for the efficient and innovative application of communication systems for military purposes. Using different educational methods, including “Flipped classroom,” laboratory assignments and exercises with equipment used in CIS support, the students will develop skills and understanding that is relevant for future professional practice. The course provides a basis for disseminating knowledge and participating in professional discussions in the field in a future job in the Armed Forces. The course is viewed in connection with the HF and Satcom courses that are held by CYFOR CVS.
The course is based on ING1502 Mathematical methods 1, ING1503 Programming og digital engineering, ING1504 Physics and ING2501 Mathematical methods 2. 

The transmission part for this course is taught by a representative from CYFOR CVS. This representative is responsible for implementing the course in accordance with this course description.

Course topics
• The frequency spectrum 
• Digitisation 
• Noise 
• Analogue and digital modulation/demodulation 
• Line coding 
• Multiplexing and multiple access 
• Military telecommunications systems and electronic warfare
• Mobile networks 
• Fibre optic communication 
• Cable systems 
• Transmission line theory 
• Antenna theory 
• Measuring instruments for antenna and transmission lines 
• Basic directors and radar 
• Link budget 
• Frequency prediction
• Frequency administration 
• Wave propagation 

Special conditions related to the assessments
Both assessment units must be passed to pass the course. Any resit will be in the assessment unit one has failed.

Learning outcome

Knowledge 
After completion of the course, the cadet is able to:
• show an overview and understanding of the key disciplines that comprise a modern telematics system, as well as connections between these 
• explain the concepts, principles and mechanisms that constitute a telecommunications system 
• describe the application of the basic telecommunications principles that are included in some selected civilian and military telematics networks. 
• explain the difference between theoretical calculations and measuring results 
• describe the basic manner of operation of transmission lines with focus on those used by the Armed Forces 
• describe the basic manner of operation of different antennas with focus on those used by the Armed Forces
• ​describe the propagation of radio waves

Skills 
After completion of the course, the cadet is able to:
• finne the key elements in a telematics network, depending on which specific system or field these are in, or with which technology they are implemented
• perform calculations on key parameters in telecommunications systems 
• vary the performance of a telematics system by adjusting individual parameters in the system 
• master the use of measuring instruments for antennas and transmission lines 
• perform simple test and measurement exercises 
• adapt cable systems and antennas to the transmission system 

General competence 
After completion of the course, the cadet is able to:
• use own words to describe how the different elements in a military telematics system can impact the overall capacity and functionality 

Working and learning activities

Lectures, flipped classroom, tests, compulsory practical group assignments with report submissions, compulsory exercises and online tests. 

Sensor system

Examination is carried out according to the Regulations for Admission, Studies and Examinations (in Norwegian, “Forskrift om opptak, studier og eksamen”) at the Norwegian Defence University College.

Curriculum

Andreassen. (2013). Antenner & bølgeutbredelse (1. utg.). Aerotech training.
Andreassen. (2005). Radiotransmisjon (1. utg.). Aerotech training.
Frenzel. (2014). Electronic Communication Systems (4. utg.). McGraw-Hill.
Annen pensumliteratur oppgis ved oppstart i emnet

Form of assessmentGroupingDurationType of durationGrading scaleProportionOral examinationCommentSupported materials
Skriftlig eksamenIndividual4HoursPercentage1/2Not requiredWritten examination in the ten first "course topics" - telematicsApproved calculator Additional aids will be announced at the start of the semester
Skriftlig eksamenIndividual5HoursPercentage1/2Not requiredWritten examination in the eight last "course topics" - transmissionApproved calculator Smith diagram and millimeter paper
Vurderinger:
Form of assessment:Skriftlig eksamen
Grouping:Individual
Duration:4
Type of duration:Hours
Grading scale:Percentage
Proportion:1/2
Oral examination:Not required
Comment:Written examination in the ten first "course topics" - telematics
Supported materials:Approved calculator Additional aids will be announced at the start of the semester
Form of assessment:Skriftlig eksamen
Grouping:Individual
Duration:5
Type of duration:Hours
Grading scale:Percentage
Proportion:1/2
Oral examination:Not required
Comment:Written examination in the eight last "course topics" - transmission
Supported materials:Approved calculator Smith diagram and millimeter paper
Authors: 
Geir Arne Bunde