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Communication Domain is a field that focuses on designing electronic devices and circuits. It is one of the most rapidly growing fields of engineering. There are numerous topics that one can study in this field, such as reception of data, antenna and wave progression, Internet of Things, etc.

Track Total Credits ( 4-8-6)

Domain Code : CSCU2080

Courses Division( list all divisions):

Communication Systems Domain is an 18-credits course offered by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering and consists of the following subjects.

  • Microwave & RADAR Communications (2-1-0)-CUCS2084
  • Satellite & TV Communications (1-2-0)-CUCS2081
  • Cell Site and BTS Installation (0-3-0)-CUCS2087
  • Optics and Wireless Sensor Networks (1-2-0)-CUCS2086
  • Project (0-0-6)-CUCS2085

Domain Track Objectives:

This domain is dealing with different microwave components design and simulation using Industrial standard Software Tool “Ansys HFSS Software”. Here student also learn RADAR Communication concepts and the antenna required for 5G technique, which is completely a new field in antenna design. Students will simulate the Digital Communication link and implement orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM), a multicarrier modulation scheme using MATLAB software. Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are networks of spatially dispersed and dedicated sensors that monitor and record environmental conditions and transmit the collected data to a central location. Students will learn how to develop a self-configured and infrastructure-less wireless networks to monitor physical or environmental conditions, such as temperature, sound, vibration, pressure, motion or pollutants and to cooperatively pass their data through the network to a main location or sink where the data can be observed and analysed.

  • Develop the skills required to design next-generation wireless sensor networks
  • To involve the students in the theory and practice of wireless communications

Domain Track Learning Outcomes:

  • Various Communications available and their challenges in the modern era.
  • Antenna designs for high-frequency applications
  • Basic Mobile Tower troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Installation of BTS and measuring different RF factors involved
  • Analysis of existing communication protocols

Career Scope:

  • Communication Systems engineers work for defence, space, and other IT organizations, developing and designing telecommunication and signal processing systems and devices.
  • Software Engineer
  • RF Telecom Engineer
  • Higher studies and Research
  • Self-employment through entrepreneurship

Software and Hardware:

  • 1. Ansys HFSS Software Tool: Antenna Design, RF Circuit Simulation, Microwave Components Design
  • 2. Campus Wide Cloud License MATLAB Software
  • 3. Embedded Board
  • 4. Sensors
  • 5. IoT Devices and other components

Course content

1. Microwave & RADAR Communications
  • 1.1 Introduction to Microwaves: Microwave frequencies
  • 1.2 Scattering matrix formulation
  • 1.3 Passive microwave devices
  • 1.4 Active Microwave Devices
  • 1.5 Study of field pattern of various modes inside a rectangular
  • waveguide
  • 1.6 Microwave Measurements
  • 1.7 Transit time limitations in Microwave Bipolar Transistors
  • 1.8 Power frequency limitations Microwave Field Effect Transistors
  • 1.9 Gunn Effect
  • 1.10 IMPATT diodes
  • 1.11 TRAPATT diodes
  • 1.12 Microwave vacuum tube based devices
  • 1.13 Limitations of conventional tubes at UHF
  • 1.14 Microwave Klystron
  • 1.15 Reflex klystron,
  • 1.16 Traveling wave tube
  • 1.17 Magnetron
  • 1.18 Introduction to Smith chart and its application for the unknown  impedance measurement
  • 1.19 Scattering Matrix Parameters
  • 1.20 Introduction to radar and RADAR Parameters
  • 1.21 MTI RADAR
  • 1.22 FMCW RADAR
  • 1.23 Tracking RADAR
  • 1.24 Monpulse RADAR
  • 1.25 RADAR Receiver
  • 1.26 Synthetic Aperture RADAR
Text Books:
  • 1. R E Collin, “Foundation for Microwave Engineering”, John Wiley & Sons, 2nd Edition, 2007
  • 2. S Y LIAO, “Microwave Devices and Circuits”, PHI, 3rd Edition, 2003.
  • 3. Merrill I skolnik, “Introduction to Radar Systems’, McGraw Hill, 2nd Edition,2007.
  • 4. G S N Raju, “Radar Engineering and Fundamentals of Navigational Aids”, IK international Publishers, 2008
  • 5. G S N Raju, “Microwave Engineering ”, IK international Publishers, 2008.
2. Satellite & TV Communications (32 Hours)
  • 2.1 Configuration of a satellite communications system
  • 2.2 Types of orbit
  • 2.3 Radio regulations
  • 2.4 Keplerian orbits
  • 2.5 Useful orbits for satellite communication
  • 2.6 Perturbations of orbits
  • 2.7 Digital video broadcasting via satellite (DVB-S)
  • 2.8 Second generation DVB-S
  • 2.9 Digital transmission of telephony
  • 2.10 Digital broadcasting of television
  • 2.11 Configuration of a link
  • 2.12 Uplink received power
  • 2.13 Downlink received power
  • 2.14 Additional losses
  • 2.15 Noise power spectral density at the receiver input
  • 2.16 Individual link performance
  • 2.17 Influence of the atmosphere
  • 2.18 Mitigation of atmospheric impairments
  • 2.19 Overall link performance with transparent satellite
  • 2.20 Overall link performance with regenerative satellite

Case Study: A field report as a part of practice will be submitted by visiting the Nearest center and observing the satellite links and TV transmission techniques.

Text Book
  • 1. Satellite communications systems / Gerard Maral, Michel Bousquet. — 5th ed, wiley , 2010.
  • 2. Satellite Communications, by Dennis Roddy (Fourth edition), McGraw Hill
  • 3. Satellite Communication, by Timothy Pratt, Charles Bostian, Jeremy Allnutt (Second Edition), John Wiley & Sons
3.Cell Site and BTS Installation (36 Hours)
  • 3.1 Antennas for mobile Tower
  • 3.2 Power supply at BTS
  • 3.3 Equipment used in the Shelter
  • 3.4 Power Interface Unit (PIU)
  • 3.5 Line Conditioning Unit (LCU)
  • 3.6 Free Cooling Unit (FCU)
  • 3.7 Preventive Maintenance (PM) & site management
  • 3.8 Basic functioning of alarm box and the interface
  • 3.9 Concept on TRX & Baseband receiver unit.
  • 3.10 RF Propagation path loss
  • 3.11 Frequency hopping and Planning
  • 3.12 RF Optimization
  • 3.13 GSM RF Drive Test
  • 3.14 3G Optimization
  • 3.15 EMF Radiation Calculation and testing
  • 3.16 4G Optimization
  • 3.17 RF Propagation path loss
  • 3.18 Frequency hopping and Planning
  • 3.19 RF Optimization
  • 3.20 GSM RF Drive Test
  • 3.21 3G Optimization
  • 3.22 EMF Radiation Calculation and testing
  • 3.23 4G Optimization
Text Book:
  • 1. Advanced cellular network planning and optimization 2G/2.5G/3G. . .evolution to 4G , Author: Ajay R Mishra, Nokia Networks, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 8SQ, England
  • 2. Radio Network Planning and Optimisation for UMTS, Second Edition, JaanaLaiho and AchimWacker, Nokia Group, Finland, Toma´ sˇ Novosad, Nokia Networks, Nokia Group, USA, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 8SQ, England
  • 3. Material: E1-E2 Upgradation Course –Consumer Mobility, RF Planning and Drive Test
  • 4. Material: GTL, RF Optimisation
4.Optics and Wireless Sensor Networks (36 Hours)
  • 4.1 Propagation of signals in optical fiber:
  • 4.2. Transmission characteristics of optical fiber
  • 4.3 .Optical fiber Transmitters.
  • 4.4. Optical Components.
  • 4.5 Optical fiber loss measurement using power meter, LASER and OTDR.
  • 4.6. Layered Protocol Model in the Transport Network.
  • 4.7. SONET and SDH, Architecture of Optical Transport Networks (OTNs)
  • 4.8 Implementation and performance analysis of TCP/IP protocols. Tools to be used: NS2 Simulator and Socket Programming
  • 4.9. Challenges for Wireless Sensor Networks.
  • 4.10. Single-Node Architecture - Hardware Components.
  • 4.11. Network Architecture - Sensor Network Scenarios
  • 4.12. Physical Layer and Transceiver Design Considerations.
  • 4.13. Routing Protocols.
  • 4.14. Topology Control, Clustering.
  • 4.15 Arduino and Wireless Communications
  • 4.16. Sensor Tasking and Control.
  • 4.17 WSN using Arduino with Wireless modules
  • 4.18 MATLAB Experiments Related to Compressed Sensing for Energy-Efficient WSN
  • 4.19. Sensor Node Hardware – Berkeley Motes, Programming Challenges.
  • 4.20. Node-level Software platforms, Node-level Simulators.
Text Book:
  • 1. John M. Senior, "Optical fibre communication", Pearson edition, 2000
  • 2. Uyless Black "Optical Networks ", Pearson Education , 2011.
  • 3. Holger Karl and Andreas Willig, “Protocols and Architectures for Wireless Sensor Networks", John Wiley, 2005
  • 4. KazemSohraby, Daniel Minoli, &TaiebZnati, “Wireless Sensor Networks-Technology, Protocols, and Applications”, John Wiley, 2007. Anna Hac, “Wireless Sensor Network Designs”, John Wiley, 2003
Reference books:
  • 1. Rajiv Ramswami and K. N. Sivarajan, "Optical Networks", Morgon Kauffman Publishers, 2008.
  • 2. Gerd Kaiser, "Optical fiber Communication Systems", John Wiley, New York, 2009.
  • 3. Feng Zhao and Leonidas J. Guibas, “Wireless Sensor Networks- An Information Processing Approach", Elsevier, 2007.
List of Projects

(To follow the Gate Process)

  • Insulin Pump Prototype Development
  • Communication Receiver Performance Analysis Machine Learning Algorithm (Using Python/ MATLAB)
  • Smart Antennas Design using HFSS/CST for Medical Applications
  • 5G NR Study
  • WSN using Arduino with Wireless Modules BLE, WiFi, ZigBee and LoRa
  • Spectral Efficiency improvement and Hardware complexity reduction using MIMO technique
  • FSO Communication, VLC using MATLAB Simulink
  • RADAR System Implementation using MATLAB/SIMULINK
  • Door and Window Detection for Social Robot Navigation
1. Microwave & RADAR Communications
2. Satellite & TV Communications
3. Cell Site and BTS Installation
4. Optics and Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Session 1: Propagation of signals in optical fiber
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  • Session 2: Transmission characteristics of optical fiber
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  • Session 3: Optical fiber Transmitters
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  • Session 4: Optical Components
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  • Session 5: Optical fiber loss measurement using power meter, LASER and OTDR
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  • Session 6: Layered Protocol Model in the Transport Network
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  • Session 7: SONET and SDH, Architecture of Optical Transport Networks (OTNs)
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  • Session 8: Implementation and performance analysis of TCP/IP protocols. Tools to be used: NS2 Simulator and Socket Programming
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  • Session 9: Challenges for Wireless Sensor Networks
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  • Session 10: Single-Node Architecture - Hardware Components
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  • Session 11: Network Architecture - Sensor Network Scenarios
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  • Session 12: Physical Layer and Transceiver Design Considerations
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  • Session 13: Routing Protocols
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  • Session 14: Topology Control, Clustering
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  • Session 15: Arduino and Wireless Communications
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  • Session 16: Sensor Tasking and Control
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  • Session 17: WSN using Arduino with Wireless modules
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  • Session 18: MATLAB Experiments Related to Compressed Sensing for Energy-Efficient WSN
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  • Session 19: Sensor Node Hardware – Berkeley Motes, Programming Challenges
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  • Session 20: Node-level Software platforms, Node-level Simulators

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