Course syllabus

Avancerad telekommunikation
Advanced Telecommunication

ETSN01, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board A
Date of Decision: 2016-04-05

General Information

Main field: Communication Systems.
Compulsory for: MWIR1
Elective for: C4-ks, D4-ks, E4-ks, I4, I4-pvs
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The course gives a deep understanding of the principles of network construction from a performance aspect. The course comprises two main components, investigation and dimensioning of networks through mathematical modelling and simulation as well as fundamental network architecture types. The course covers both public and local access network constructs such as 3G/LTE as well as WLAN, Ad-Hoc and Mesh networks etc. Furthermore, the course covers performance issues such as queuing behaviour, congestion control and performance engineering. The course covers both theoretical aspects through modelling as well as practical studies through implementation of disctrete event simulators.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course gives a deep understanding of principles, functions and techniques that form the foundation of communication networks with an emphasis on wireless communication systems. In particular, the course covers these functions behaviour and performance based on the stochastic nature of the data streams in modern communication networks.

The course covers both public systems (3G, LTE) and technologies for wireless local networks (WLAN, Ad-Hoc, and mesh networks). The course also gives an understanding of how these systems integrate more and more, advantages and disadvantages as well as problems and their solutions in connection with this integration.

The course is divided into three sections:


More in detail the course covers the following subjects:


Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: The course assessment is divided in two sections, a written exam and a project assignment. The grade of the course is based on the written exam.

Code: 0111. Name: Examination.
Credits: 5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam.
Code: 0211. Name: Project.
Credits: 2,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Accepted project. Contents: Performance analysis and simulations of networked systems


Required prior knowledge: Basic knowledge in communication systems corresponding to ETS052 Computer Communication or ETS150 Data Communication. Basic knowledge in statistics and probability theory.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ETS190

Reading list

Contact and other information

Examinator: Björn Landfeldt,
Course coordinator: Emma Fitzgerald,
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