Modern Digital Communications

Date

16-20 April 2007

Length

5 Days

Course Overview

Modern Digital Communications Technology is an intensive 5-day course held in association with the Centre for Communication Systems Research (CCSR), an establishment internationally acknowledged for its pioneering work at the forefront of telecommunications research. The course will provide, through a mix of lectures, discussions and laboratory simulations:

 

Funding

CEESI will be offering bursaries on this course of up to £300 per delegate. To qualify you must be a UK or EC citizen. Please telephone 01483 686040 for further details. Details of the CEESI bursary scheme can be found on their website.

 

Who should attend?

The course is intended primarily for electronics engineers working in telecommunications or for people from other scientific disciplines who are developing an interest in the application area. Some familiarity with signal analysis and digital signal processing would be useful, but a review of all necessary material is included. Course materials will include copies of slides relevant to presentations and other supporting material. There will be demonstrations of packages for design and simulation of digital communication systems.

The Lecturers

Modern Digital Communications Technology is given by two Senior Lecturers from the Digital Signal Processing group at the Centre for Communication Systems Research.

Dr Peter Sweeney

Peter Sweeney, leader of the Digital Signal Processing Research group, is an expert in error control techniques and author of one of the most user-friendly text books on the subject.

Tony Jeans

Tony Jeans is an experienced lecturer in Telecommunications & Digital Signal Processing at MSc level and has lectured on numerous short courses including the prestigious IEE Vacation school. He has performed extensive consultancy in digital communications receivers for the MOD. BESPOKE COURSES If this course does not exactly match your training requirements, the University of Surrey can offer individually tailored courses to meet your specific needs. These courses can be held either at the University or at your own site.

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:00-10:30 Introduction to Digital Modulation Tony Jeans Trellis Decoding Peter Sweeney Introduction to Block Codes Peter Sweeney CDMA and Digital Receivers Tony Jeans Applications for Block Codes Peter Sweeney
10:30-11:00 COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE
11:00-12:30 Introduction to Digital Modulation (Cont) Tony Jeans Convolutional Code Applications and Turbo Codes Peter Sweeney Cyclic Block Codes Peter Sweeney CDMA and Digital Receivers Tony Jeans Introduction to Algebraic Decoding including Finite Field Arithmetic
12:30-13:30 LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
13:30-15:00 Introduction to Coding Peter Sweeney Quadrature Modulation Tony Jeans Laboratory Exercises Daniel Stevens Laboratory Exercises Tony Jeans(tbc) FINISH
15:00-15:30 TEA TEA TEA TEA
15:30-17:00 Introduction to Convolutional Codes Peter Sweeney Multi-level Modulation Tony Jeans Laboratory Exercises Daniel Stevens Tony Jeans (tbc)

Updated

15 September 2006

Accommodation

Accommodation is not available on site for this course. A list of hotels in the Guildford area is available.

Registration

Price

Price per person, including lunch, refreshments and printed course notes

For IET Members (proof of membership needed)

Please note that we do not charge VAT on the above as we are classed as an educational establishment! This makes our courses extremely competitive. Discounts are also given for group bookings of 3 or more delegates on the course from the same company. Please phone +44 (0)1483 686040 for further information.

To reserve a place on the above course please complete this Registration Form

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TAKE THE CREDIT -THE MODULAR MASTERS PROGRAMME

Registration on the Modular Masters scheme is optional and currently free. In addition to the opportunity to build credits towards a recognised qualification, benefits will include the availability of tutorial support and the opportunity to increase understanding through integrated exercises. Students will have up to 5 years to complete their studies.

All courses are stand alone modules and can therefore be attended on an individual basis.

Courses currently participating in the Modular Masters Programme are listed below.

* It is possible to gain extra credits on these modules by taking examinations/assignments based on the full Module MSc syllabus.

 (1) Counts as one module.
Registration on the Modular Masters scheme is optional and currently free. In addition to the opportunity to build credits towards a recognised qualification, benefits will include the availability of tutorial support and the opportunity to increase understanding through integrated exercises.

Assessments are mainly by examination with some Assignment content.

All courses are stand alone modules and therefore can be attended on an individual basis.

Students will have up to 4 years to complete their studies.

Pre-registration for the MSc via short courses is currently free, however, a charge of £100 per module is made for the examinations.

 

15 September 2006