2018-2019 / ELEN0017-1

Analysis and Design of Telecommunications Systems


26h Th, 26h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in electrical engineering (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Marc Van Droogenbroeck

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents


  • I. Modeling of telecommunications systems: estimation theory, low-pass equivalent representation of signals and systems, calculation of noise budget in telecommunications systems
  • II. A system view of telecommunications chains: digital modulation, ideal transmission systems for digital communications and inter-symbol interferences modeling, spread-spectrum, GPS basics, multiplex and access techniques to a multiplex signal, telephone traffic theory
  • III. Topics related to the physical layer: transmission over a twisted-pair, design of a radio link for terrestrial mobile communications

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

This lecture follows the course "Principles of analog and digital telecommunications systems". The modeling elements of telecommunications systems are exposed.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • master modelization aspects of a telecommunications system;
  • design a transmission system;
  • feel confortable with all the aspects of transmission;
  • evaluate and predict the performance.
In addition, exercise sessions will help students to integrate theoretical concepts and to apply them.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

ELEN008-0 Principles of analog and digital telecommunications systems 

Please note that, for whom who where unable to follow this previous course, we provide a document with the prerequisite (see the bottom of this page). This will help you to check if you are prepared to follow this new course. 

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is based on "ex-cathedra" lectures (30 hours) and practical courses (30 hours). The "ex-cathedra" lectures describe advanced theoretical concepts involved in telecommunications systems. The practical courses involve exercise sessions.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)


Recommended or required readings

See http://orbi.ulg.ac.be/handle/2268/170889

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination including theoretical and practical questions.

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks

This course takes place during the first quadrimester. It includes a lecture on theory and training session per week.


Teacher : M. Van Droogenbroeck (04/366 26 93) Assistant : P. Latour