26517 - Telecommunications in Industry

DESCRIPTION & CONTEXTUALISATION OF THE SUBJECT

It is an optional subject in the second semester of the last year of the Degree in Industrial Electronics and Automation.
Despite having no close relationship with other materials, it is advisable to have previously studied the basics of industrial
electronics.
Telecommunications technologies currently used in the industry and the professional world are discussed from a practical
point of view.

 

COMPETENCIES/LEARNING RESULTS FOR THE SUBJECT

Analyze basic modulations techniques.
Knowledge of transmision mediums.
Understanding the operation of radio and television systems.
Configuation of TCP/IP computer networks
Design Internet of Things (IoT) systems using wireless communication technologies.

 

THEORETICAL/PRACTICAL CONTENT

1. INTRODUCTION TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Basic definitions of telecommunications. Prior knowledge of basic terms and concepts of telecommunication.
2. MODULATIONS
Brief introduction to the different types of modulations. Both analog and digital modulations will be studied. Real
applications of these modulations.
3. TRANSMISSION MEDIUMS
Transmission mediums: cable, optical fiber, air. Their characteristics and applications.
4. BROADCAST
Radio and analog and digital television. Color television standards. Types of modulations.
5. HOW THE INTERNET WORKS
TCP/IP protocol. IP adressing.
6. WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS
Communication technologies such as Bluetooth, ZigBee, Wi-Fi, mobile data (2G, 3G, 4G).

 

METHODS

In the lectures the teacher will give a brief explanation, and most of the time the classroom will be used in various
activities, usually in groups and in some cases in individual activities.
In most of the course, Project Based Learning (PBL) Will be applied. Students work in groups to do an engineering project
and create technical documentation that must be presented in a final report and oral defense.

 

TYPES OF TEACHING

Type of teaching M S GA GL GO
Classroom hours 22,5     22,5  
Hours of study outside the classroom 33,75     33,75  

Legend: M: Lecture S: Seminario GA: Pract.Class.Work GL: Pract.Lab work GO: Pract.computer wo
GCL: Clinical Practice TA: Workshop TI: Ind. workshop GCA: Field workshop

 

ASSESSMENT SYSTEMS

- Continuous assessment system
- Final assessment system

 

TOOLS USED & GRADING PERCENTAGES

- Extended written exam 40%
- Practical work (exercises, case studies & problems set) 20%
- Team work (problem solving, project design) 40%

 

ORDINARY EXAM CALL: GUIDELINES & DECLINING TO SIT

The assessment will be divided as follows:
Written exam %40
Labs %20
Group works and presentations %40
Final assesment will be the average of the those, but it will be necesary to get at least 4 points in the written exam and,
acquire the practical skills in the lab.
After the individual test around the middle of the course, optional activities will be proposed to correct errors and
overcome obstacles found in the learning process. Then, students will be given the opportunity to make another test and
the grades achieved will replace the ones they got before.
In any case, students will have the right to be evaluated through the final evaluation system, regardless of whether or not
they have participated in the continuous evaluation system.
To this end, students must submit in writing, to the faculty responsible for the subject, the waiver of continuous evaluation,
for which they will have a period of 9 weeks. Previously, the studends must pass the labs.
They must document the reasons in the administration. Through a final assessment, the students will be able to check the
results of learning process. Before, they will be required to overcome the practical skills of the lab.
This Final assesment, will have the next parts:
1) The delivery of an individual work, which will be described in the student handbook: 40%
2) Labs, where the application of experimental techniques will be evaluated: 20%
3) Final written test: Development questions and problems to solve will be asked: 40%
Students may waive the ordinary call through a letter sent to the teacher at least 30 days before the start of the official
examination period

 

EXTRAORDINARY EXAM CALL: GUIDELINES & DECLINING TO SIT

In the extraordinary call, students must fulfill the same requirements as the ones that did not carry out the continuous
assesment, so they will be asked:
1) The delivery of an individual work, which will be described in the student handbook: 40%
2) Labs, where the application of experimental techniques will be evaluated: 20%
3) Final written test: Development questions and problems to solve will be asked: 40%
Students may waive the extraordinary call simply by not showing up for the final test.

 

COMPULSORY MATERIALS

Lecture notes.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Basic bibliography

- The essential guide to telecommunications / Annabel Z. Dodd.
- Wireless sensor networks : architectures and protocols / Edgar H. Callaway, Jr.
- Building wireless sensor networks / Robert Faludi

Useful websites

IEEE802.15.4
http://www.ieee802.org/15/
http://standards.ieee.org/getieee802/download/802.15.42006.pdf
ZigBee Alliance,
http://www.zigbee.org
Wireless Industrial networking alliance
http://wina.org/
IETF The Internet Engineering Task Force
http://www.ietf.org/
Wireless Communications Alliance
http://www.wca.org/
Open source  platforms:
http://arduino.cc