School of engineering in Physics, Applied Physics, Electronics & Materials
Understanding of the physical layer for fixed (WiFi, UWB, Zigbee, DVB...) and mobile (2G, 3G, 4G) radio communications. Notions about medium access control (MAC) will also be presented. This lectures is dedicated to students being specialist of circuit/devices design for RF applications. A particular attention is paid to the impact of the radio channel on digitally modulated signals, modulations formats and techniques to deal with radio channel impact, architectures of RF modulators/demodulators, impact of the different RF components on the digitally modulated waveforms. This lecture is in close interaction with the project "Design of a WiFi emitter/receiver".Contact Yannis LE GUENNEC
This lecture is divided is 3 main chapters:
Basic knowledge of QAM digital modulations, signal to noise ratio, basic knowledge of signal processing techniques for communication systems (Nyquist filtering, matched filtering, intersymbol interferences, analog to digital conversion, digital to analog conversion).
2 hour examination (all documents authorized)
An oral presention (OP) of one particular radio standard physical layer will be made by the students to make the link between this case study and the general issues developped in the lecture.
MultiChoice Quiz (MCQ): students will have to filling out questionnaires at strict deadlines during the period of the lectures, to provide milestones about the understanding of the lecture.
Final mark= 60%EXAM + 20%OP + 20%MCQ
EXAM: 2 hour examination with documents
OP: Oral Presentation
MCQ: MultiChoice Quiz
Date of update October 7, 2015