Course Information
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorDimitrios Babas
Course ID600016903

Programme of Study: Electronic Physics (Radioelectrology)

Registered students: 4
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
TĪLEPIKOINŌNIESCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)328

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Telecommunication Systems
Learning Outcomes
Students obtain basic knowledge about the structure and operation of modern wired and wireless broadband communication systems.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
Course Content (Syllabus)
Wireless Communications Section 1 (2 hours) - Introduction to wireless broadband communications: system development and technologies up to 3G, high-rate transmission techniques, multiple input – multiple output (MIMO) antenna systems, wireless channel Section 2 (3 hours) – OFDM and OFDMA Technologies: Operation Principles, configuration, exercises, SC-FDMA Section 3 (4 hours): Long Term Evolution (LTE) and WiMAX: LTE system and protocol architecture, time structure, reference signals, multi-antenna transmission, heterogeneous networks, LTE - WiMAX comparison Section 4 (3 hours): IMT Advanced (4G) : 4G requirements and specifications, IEEE 802.16m, LTE Advanced, system summary and evolution of the next generation (5G) Optical Communications Section 1 (2 hours): Introduction to Optical Communications Section 2 (4 hours): Optical Fibers (Propagation, Types and characteristics, Optical signal degradation- Attenuation – Dispersion – Nonlinear phenomena, connections) – Optical Cables Section 3 (1 hour): Passive elements in optical networks – Sources – Receivers Section 4 (1 hour): Repeaters – Optical Amplifiers Section 5 (1 hour): Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) Section 6 (3 hours): Optical Fiber Networks (broadband applications and requirements) – OTDR measurements - Optical communication system design.
Wireless communications, Antennas, Multiple Access, Communications protocols/standards, 3G, 4G, 5G, Optical Fibers, Optical amplifiers, WDM, Optical fiber networks
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment301.2
Written assigments522.1
Student Assessment
1. Written exams (end of semester). 2. Assignment 3. Application Exercises
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
1. 4G LTE/LTE-Advanced for Mobile Broadband, Erik Dahlman, Stefan Parkvall, Johan Skold, Elsevier, 2011. 2. Fundamentals of WiMAX: Understanding Broadband Wireless Networking, Arunabha Ghosh, Austin Jeffrey G. Andrews, and Rias Muhamed, Prentice Hall, 2007. 3. Gerd Keiser, Optical Fiber Communications, McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math; 4th edition, 2010. 4. Govind P. Agrawal, Fiber-Optic Communication Systems, Wiley, 4th Edition, 2010 5. Γεράσιμος Παγιατάκης, Ινοοπτικές Επικοινωνίες, Τεχνολογία - Εφαρμογές, Εκδ. Τζιόλα, 2005 6. Διαφάνειες μαθήματος και τρέχουσα διεθνής αρθρογραφία
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