Graduate School and Research Center In communication systems

Transmission technologies


  • SLOCK, Dirk


Communication systems are getting more and more complex and more and more diversified. For instance, twenty years ago only a small fraction of the advanced techniques that were taught in school were actually used in industry. Nowadays it is only possible to teach a fraction of the advanced algorithms that appear in standards and hence that get used in industry (consider e.g. the five generations of speech coding standards for GSM). To be able to advance the state of the art in a certain part of the system, a communications engineer needs to be fairly specialized in that part. So the spectrum of communication technologies that are used in today's communication systems is ever evolving. Furthermore the number of signal processing and/or digital communications operations that get executed at the physical layer is ever increasing. The goal of the Transmission Techniques track is to study all physical layer aspects of all existing transmission technologies. This means addressing newer technologies such as xDSL systems, gigabit Ethernet, power line communications, digital broadcasting systems, optical communications, and systems that are not covered in the other study profiles. Nevertheless, it is clear that wireless systems constitute a key topic also in this track. But, as the emphasis is on the physical layer, this study profile attempts a complete coverage of physical layer aspects and caters to students who are more interested in this part of communication systems. .


    Fall Spring  
T DigiCom 5.00   Digital communications
T InfoTheo 5.00   Information theory
T SSP 5.00   Statistical signal processing
T Coding   5.00 Chanel coding theory
T SP4COM   5.00 Signal Processing for Communications


    Fall Spring  
T ATWireless 3.00   Advanced topics in wireless communications
T ImCompress 5.00   Image and video Compression and Processing
T MathEng 3.00   Essential Mathematical Methods for Engineers
T MMIR 3.00   Multimedia indexing and retrieval
T MobCom 5.00   Mobile communication techniques
T MobSys 5.00   Mobile communication systems
T Optim 3.00   Fundamentals of Optimisation
T ImSecu   3.00 Imaging for security applications watermarking & biometrics
T MALIS   5.00 Machine Learning and Intelligent systems
T MobWat   3.00 Wireless Access Technologies
T Radio   5.00 Radio engineering
T SigTech   5.00 Signal processing technologies
T Speech   3.00 Speech and audio processing


    Fall Spring  
T ATMM 3.00   Advanced topics in multimedia
T CompArch 5.00   Modern computer architecture
G Entrep 3.00   Entrepreneurship and Capital-Venture
T G_Theory 3.00   Game Theory
G GreenIT 3.00   Sustainable ICT's
G Innov 3.00   Innovation & new product development
G ManagIntro 5.00   Introduction to management
T MobServ 5.00   Mobile application and services
T NetEcon 3.00   Network Economics
T NetMod 5.00   Network Modeling
T Netw_I 5.00   Introduction to computer networking and internet
T OS 5.00   Operating systems
G Property 3.00   Intellectual property law
T SecCom 5.00   Secure communications
T SoftDev 5.00   Software development methodologies
T Stat 3.00   Statistical data analysis
T SysSec 5.00   System and Network Security
G TeamLead 5.00   Personal Development and Team Leadership
T UMLEmb 3.00   UML for Embedded Systems
T WebInt 3.00   Human-computer interaction for the Web: interaction design and user evaluation
T 3DGraph   5.00 3-D and virtual imaging (analysis and synthesis)
G Business   5.00 Business Simulation
T Clouds   5.00 Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing
T DSMWare   5.00 Distributed software and middleware
T ElecDesign   5.00 Electronic design for Communications
T Forensics   5.00 Cyber-crime and Computer Forensics
T FormalMet   3.00 FormalMethods-Formal specification and verification of systems
T HWSec   3.00 Security of Security hardware
G Law   3.00 General introduction to law : contracts, setting up a business
T MMTech   3.00 Multimedia technology
T MobAdv   3.00 Mobile Advanced Networks
T MobIP   3.00 Mobile Networking
T Netw_II   5.00 Internetworking architectures and protocols
G ProjMan   5.00 Project management
G SATT   3.00 Sociological Approaches of Telecom Technologies
T SecAppli   3.00 Security applications in networking and distributed systems
T WebSem   3.00 An Introduction to Semantic Web technologies