Course detail

Advanced Telecommunication Systems

FEKT-MPA-KS2Acad. year: 2022/2023

The course follows the MPA-KS1 and extends the knowledge especially in the field of environmental impacts on transmission of telecommunication signals. It deals with methods of measurement, modeling and characterization of radio and optical channels, examines the effects of these channels on transmitted signals and describes methods of suppression of negative influences of these channels in selected systems (OFDM, CDMA). The course is also aimed at architecture and performance of selected telecommunication transmitters and receivers, methods of estimating parameters of transmitted signals, advanced methods of synchronization and perspectives of digital telecommunication systems.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Offered to foreign students

The home faculty only

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student is able to: (1) characterize transmission environments and their effects on telecommunication signals, (2) create a channel model, (3) explain and apply methods of elimination of unwanted phenomena in the channel, (4) explain the ways of generating, transmitting and receiving telecommunication signals, (5) estimate the parameters of transmitted signals and use them for advanced methods of signal processing.


Knowledge of bachelor mathematics (integral calculus, solution of equations, fundamentals of probability analysis and statistics) and fundamentals of signal processing (convolution, correlation, filtering, spectrum analysis) are requested.


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Students can obtain a maximum of 15 points for laboratory exercises and 15 points for computer exercises. The final exam consists of a written and an oral part and is valued by 70 points (maximum).

In the case of a small number of students, the teaching is organized individually. Students can then get a maximum of 20 points for individual work. The final exam is organized in the same way as in the previous case, but it is valued by 80 points (maximum). However, teaching can also be modified by a decree of the course guarantor.


Course curriculum


1. Representations of Communication Signals
2. Detection theory
3. Synchronization
4. Equalization
5. Channel coding
6. Baseband modulation
7. Digital bandpass modulation
8. Multicarrier modulation
9. Spread spectrum modulation
10. Channel diversity
11. Multiple antenna systems
12. RF transmitters and receivers
13. Sources and detectors of optical signals 

Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the nature and properties of real telecommunication transmission environments, with their negative effects on the transmitted signals and with methods of this effects suppression.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

SKLAR, B. Digital Communications Fundamental and Applications. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2001. (EN)
DUNLOP, J., SMITH, D.G. Telecommunications Engineering, CRC Press, 1994. (EN)
SAFAK, M., Digital Communications, John Wiley & Sons, 2017 (EN)

Recommended reading

PROAKIS, J. G., SALEHI, M., Digital Communications, McGraw-Hill Education, 2014 Digital Communications. McGraw-Hill, 2008 (EN)
LIN. S., COSTELLO, D. J., Error Control Coding, 2nd Edition, Pearson, 2005 (EN)


Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer