ING3309 Signal Processing and Transmission

Course code: 
Course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Signalbehandling og transmisjon
Program of study: 
Bachelor i militære studier
Level of study: 
Teaching semester: 
2023 Spring
Assessment semester: 
2023 Spring
Person in charge: 
Tore Langholm
Course content

The course shall provide good knowledge of analogue and digital signals, which is important for service on board the Navy’s vessels and in the Navy’s organisation. The course provides an important basis for understanding the manner of operation of weapon, sensor, and communication systems.

Academic content:

Signal processing:  Introduction with topics such as discretization, filtering, and examples of use of digital signal processing. Systems theory with Fourier series, Fourier transforms and Laplace transforms. Time-discrete systems theory with z-transformation, difference equations and frequency response analysis. Construction of digital filters. DFT (FFT) with emphasis on use. Adaptive (Kalman) filter, construction and manner of operation. Examples of use of digital signal processing in weapon and sensor systems.

Transmission: Modulation and demodulation. Amplitude modulation, angle modulation. Phase-locked loops. Modulation and demodulation. Frequency synthesis. Digital transmission. Modulation and coding. Multiplexing. Multiplexing in time and frequency.

Learning outcome


After completion of the course, the cadet is able to:

  • describe key concepts and methods in transmission and digital signal processing.
  • explain the use of digital signal processing in filtering and Fourier analysis (DFT)
  • describe modulation and demodulation methods.
  • demonstrate an academic basis for courses to be completed on systems encountered in service.


After completion of the course, the cadet is able to:

  • use a relevant concept and system of formulae
  • apply basic methods in transmission and digital signal processing.
  • use measurement equipment and simulation programmes in the laboratory and can present and interpret measurement data and simulated data.
  • construct simple systems for digital signal processing and transmission.

General competence

After completion of the course, the cadet is able to:

  • apply insight into the use of transmission and digital signal processing in systems he will encounter in service in the Armed Forces.
  • convey knowledge on transmission and digital signal processing.
Working and learning activities

Emphasis shall be on using examples from other disciplines and from the service as an illustration of the subject.

  • Review of curriculum with use of questions/discussions
  • Laboratory work where records are kept for approval for 2-3 laboratory exercises.
  • Analysis and simulation of digital filters and transmission systems using Matlab/Simulink
  • Assignment solving and review of assignments by student/teacher,
  • Student presentations, compulsory submissions, supervision and self-studies.
  • Examinations

Work requirements

  • Compulsory participation in teaching
  • Supervision
  • Compulsory submissions and 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.

  • Van de Vegte, J. (2001). Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing. Prentice Hall, ISBN 0130160776.


Mandatory courseworkCourseworks givenCourseworks requiredPresence requiredComment
Laboratoriearbeid Required
Obligatoriske arbeidskrav:
Mandatory coursework:Laboratoriearbeid
Courseworks given:
Courseworks required:
Presence required:Required
Form of assessmentGroupingDurationType of durationGrading scaleProportionOral examinationCommentSupported materials
Skriftlig eksamenIndividual5HoursA-F60 %Not required
MappevurderingIndividual--A-F40 %Not required
Form of assessment:Skriftlig eksamen
Type of duration:Hours
Grading scale:A-F
Proportion:60 %
Oral examination:Not required
Supported materials:
Form of assessment:Mappevurdering
Type of duration:-
Grading scale:A-F
Proportion:40 %
Oral examination:Not required
Supported materials:
Alexander Sauter
Approval signature: 
Fagråd Sjømilitær Teknologi, 18.04.2018