Subject description - AE1M32TSY

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AE1M32TSY Telecommunication Systems and Networks
Roles:P, V Extent of teaching:2P + 2L
Department:13132 Language of teaching:EN
Guarantors:  Completion:Z,ZK
Lecturers:  Credits:4
Tutors:  Semester:Z


The subject discusses principles of telecommunication systems - mainly digital transmission systems and digital switching systems. The subject will provide students with the overview of the entire telecommunication domain, so that they can solve particular problems related to network traffic. They will also obtain basic knowledge of technologies that are used in modern wired and wireless networks. Results of the survey (students' opinions) concerning the subject can be found here: /cz/anketa/aktualni/courses/AE1M32TSY

Study targets:

Students will get familiar with the basic principles of communication and its technical principles at all levels, from signal transmission in specific physical environments to the services provided in electronic communication networks, including standardization, legislation and organizational measures.

Course outlines:

1. Telecommunication services and networks, requirements, standardization.
2. Telephone channel, voice signal processing, PCM 30/32.
3. Multiplexing methods, PDH and SDH transmission systems.
4. Optical transmission systems, WDM.
5. Transmission media - parameters of metallic pairs, crosstalk.
6. Layered communication models, OSI-RM, protocols and architecture.
7. Backbone and access networks, data links, data interfaces.
8. Wireless systems and mobile networks.
9. Power line communication (PLC) systems.
10. Telephone sets, modems and modulation methods.
11. xDSL systems and their applications.
12. Digital switching systems - configuration and implementation of DSN.
13. ISDN and ATM networks - circuit and cell switching, access types.
14. Optical access networks, hybrid and CATV networks.

Exercises outline:

1. Introductory lesson (plan of semester, safety training for students? work in the lab, content and framework of exercises, requirements for obtaining the credits and other administration).
2. Logarithmic description of transmission network parameters.
3. Explanation and assignment of semester projects.
4. Lab A (Optical transmission - direct/indirect measurement of attenuation).
5. Lab B (Optical transmission - direct/indirect measurement of attenuation).
6. Lab A (SDH analyzer and its utilization for measurement in real networks).
7. Lab B (SDH analyzer and its utilization for measurement in real networks).
8. Consultation of semester project.
Lab A (Power line and mobile data communications).
9. Lab B (Power line and mobile data communications).
10. Lab A (xDSL subscriber lines - configuration and bit allocation).
11. Lab B (xDSL subscriber lines - configuration and bit allocation).
12. Presentation of semester project results.
13. Compensation of missed lessons.
14. Assignment of credits.


1. Bešťák, R. - Vodrážka, J. - Pravda. I.: Principle of Telecommunication Systems and Networks. Vydavatelství ČVUT, Praha. 2007.
2. Halonen, T. - Romero, J. - Melero, J.: GSM, GPRS and EDGE Performance - 2nd edition. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. England 2003. Keywords
Transmission systems, switch, synchronization, VoIP, NGN.


* 100% presence at the lessons. (Proper excuse will be required in the case of absence.) * Elaboration and approval of the assigned laboratory tasks.



Telecommunication networks, metallic lines, optical transmission, wireless systems, transmission systems, switching systems, synchronization, VoIP, NGN, PLC/BPL.

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
MEKME1 Wireless Communication V 3
MEKME5 Systems of Communication V 3
MEKME4 Networks of Electronic Communication V 3
MEKME3 Electronics V 3
MEKME2 Multimedia Technology V 3
MEEEM4 Economy and Management of Power Engineering P 3
MEOI1 Artificial Intelligence V 3
MEOI5NEW Software Engineering V 3
MEOI5 Software Engineering V 3
MEOI4 Computer Graphics and Interaction V 3
MEOI3 Computer Vision and Image Processing V 3
MEOI2 Computer Engineering V 3
MEKYR4 Aerospace Systems V 3
MEKYR1 Robotics V 3
MEKYR3 Systems and Control V 3
MEKYR2 Sensors and Instrumentation V 3

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