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BAHIR DAR UNIVERSITY Department of Electrical and

ENGINEERING FACULTY Computer Engineering

Graduate Program
In
Communication Systems Engineering

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BAHIR DAR UNIVERSITY Department of Electrical and
ENGINEERING FACULTY Computer Engineering

FOREWORD
Electrical and Communication Engineering plays an important role in the development of the country. The
development of the energy, communication, industrial and commercial sectors need well-qualified Electrical
Engineers. The objective of the graduate programs of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department is to produce Graduates with full professional competence in different fields of Power,
Communication, Control & Instrumentation and Computer Engineering who can participate in the
national development activities.
The Curriculum Committee has prepared the curriculum mainly based on the needs of the industry
and the society by collecting feed backs from experts in the relevant field. The formal degree of
Master of Science in Power Systems or Communication Engineering is obtained through a two year
program of courses and research. The Two year program includes: Tutorials, hands on laboratory
and field experience with a variety of technology needs. The structure of the graduate program
was developed based on a set of desirable features obtained from the review of existing
programs and the assessment of needs of Ethiopia.
It is believed that the Graduates produced out of these programs will be leaders in the planning,
design, development, implementation, and management of Power Engineering Systems and
Communication Engineering Systems.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
The department is highly indebted to internal and external professionals and stake holders, for their
motive cooperation and appropriate feed back during our need assessment study, in carrying out
this curriculum development work. Many staff members of Engineering Faculty and the Electrical
and Computer Engineering Department have contributed their knowledge and ideas to our
curriculum development, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their
generous help. Even though we cannot specify all the active participants and contributors names,
we would like to sincerely thank Mr.R.Panneer (Assistant Professor) for his valuable assistance in
the curriculum development work.

Ato Solomon Lule, Head


Mrs. Rajeswari Panneer, Chairperson, Curriculum Committee

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Contents

1. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND ........................................................................................................4


2. RATIONALE ....................................................................................................................................6
3. TRAINING OBJECTIVES................................................................................................................9
4. STAFF PROFILE ...........................................................................................................................10
5. GRADUATE PROFILE ...................................................................................................................12
6. ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS ......................................................................................................13
6.1 Duration of study .................................................................................................................13
6.2 Admission Requirements.....................................................................................................13
6.3 Assignment of Course Codes .............................................................................................13
6.4 Assessment and Evaluation ................................................................................................13
6.5 Degree Nomenclature (in English and Amharic) .............................................................16
7. LISTS OF COURSES REQUIRED ................................................................................................17
8. COURSE BREAKDOWN ...............................................................................................................18
9. COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ............................................................................................................21

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1. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

B
ahir Dar University is found in Bahir Dar Town, the capital of the Amhara National
Regional State. The area within which Bahir Dar is situated is endowed with immense
scenic beauty and outstanding natural and cultural wealth. The immense natural
beauty and outstanding cultural and natural resources of the area have contributed to the
emergence of the town of Bahir Dar as the political center of the region. Today Bahir Dar is
one of the fastest growing towns in the country.

The establishment of Bahir Dar University owes a lot to two former higher institutions. The
Bahir Dar polytechnic Institute, which formed one of the faculties of the University, was
established in 1963 under the technical cooperation between the then Government of USSR
and the Imperial Government of Ethiopia. The objective of the institute was to train skilled
technicians in the fields of Electrical Technology, Agro- Mechanics, Industrial chemistry and
Metal, Textile and wood Technologies. The institute had to undergo number of program
changes within the area of technology until the commencement of the Engineering degree
program in 1996. Throughout these program changes, the institute did all what it could to
supply the labor market with the best technicians who are now running most of the
businesses in the industrial, educational, agricultural and other sectors.

The other fraternal institution of higher learning called Bahir Dar Teachers College was
established more than three decades ago. The two fraternal institutions of higher learning
were integrated and formed Bahir Dar University following the Council of Ministers
regulation no. 60/1999. The University was inaugurated on May 6, 2000 having the
following vision and mission.

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Vision of the University

Bahir Dar University aspires to be a center of excellence for community based and practice
oriented teaching and research and wants to play a major role in the development of the
country through the work of qualified and dedicated professionals.

Mission of the University

Based on the stated vision, Bahir Dar University has chosen the following mission:
The university wants to provide community oriented, practical education and carry
out problem solving research and consultancy services
The university wants to give students the opportunity to develop creativity, critical
thinking and a problem solving ability and become responsible
The university wants to produce responsible, creative and knowledgeable
professionals who are ready to apply their theoretical and practical knowledge to
match the needs of the society
The university wants to be recognized in effectively and efficiently utilizing its
resources and modern information technology

Considering the stated vision and mission in its establishment, the polytechnic Institute and
Bahir Dar Teachers College, were renamed Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Education,
respectively. Currently the Faculty of Engineering comprises nine departments, Electrical
and Computer Engineering Department is among the one. The Electrical and Computer
Engineering department is one of the departments established by the former USSR in 1963.
In 1996 the department launched the degree program. The department graduated more
than 1000 graduates with B.Sc. degree. The department has gained the necessary
experience to offer higher level engineering training program over these 10 years and it is
the right time to upgrade the Department to a Graduate program offering status.

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As per the standard norms of any university, a Department which has completed 10 years
of successful completion of offering undergraduate programs will be eligible to get
upgraded to a Graduate programs offering status. Also, as of recent years, the academic
and industrial community has expressed the requirement of graduate of different
specializations in Electrical and communication Engineering with innovative skills to take
part in the countrys academic, economic and industrial development. It is believed that this
new graduate programs will address the acute shortage of higher level academic staff and
higher level engineering administrative staffs.
1.1 Vision of the Department
To produce the best and most motivated students to serve the nation and the world.
To attract research funds based on advanced technical goals with high impact.
To develop lasting partnerships with industrial and governmental agencies.
To achieve visibility by active participation in conferences and technical and
community activities.
To published enduring scientific articles and books
To earn prestigious awards and recognitions.
1.2 Mission of the department
To teach the fundamental of modern electrical and computer engineering.
To conduct and foster creative research by addressing the needs of
industry, government and the scientific community.
To graduate well-balanced students with up-to-date technical knowledge,
and high aspiration to excellence, poverty alleviation and leadership.
To publicize our achievement through enduring publications and via
conference participation.

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1.3 RATIONALE

The objective of Electrical and Computer Engineering Education up to now was to educate trainable,
broad based Electrical, Communication and Computer engineers who can fit in the different
applications areas of Electrical engineering after given on job training for about a year. This has been
realized through the under-graduate curriculum both earlier and in the new revised curriculum.

The undergraduate program of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department produces Electrical
and Computer engineers who have broad knowledge through its five year programs. This training
gives the students such a broad background that they can fit in different sections of engineering field
such as power generation and transmission, communication, instrumentation, computer system and
networks installation and maintenance etc.

But with the rapid development of power and communication sector and the expansion of both public
and private engineering institutions in the country, deeper knowledge of various branches of
Electrical and Computer engineering is required along with other disciplines to play a leading role in
the technological development of a country. Therefore, as a step towards meeting this demand, the
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering would like to elevate the level of training to
M.Sc to produce required Electrical and Computer engineers in the field of power, communication,
and control and instrumentation engineering who will have specialized knowledge in these fields.

The requirement for engineers who can engage themselves in academic and industrial sector in fields
such as research, development and engineering administration is also being felt. But currently the
graduate programs in Electrical and Computer engineering are being offered only at Addis Ababa
University. As of now the undergraduate programs in Electrical and Computer engineering is offered
at the following Ethiopian universities.

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Arbaminch University

Bahir dar University

Jimma University

Mekele University

Adama University

The number of Electrical and Computer engineering graduates graduating from all Universities per
annum is expected to rise to above 1000 shortly. Although not supported by statistical data, it can be
generally stated that hundreds of Ethiopians are trained in Electrical and Computer engineering in
Eastern Europe, Cuba and India. Number of Electrical and Computer engineers went abroad for
specialization after obtaining B.Sc. and obtained M.Sc. and Ph.D. Degree because of not having that
opportunity at Ethiopia.

With the increasing number of graduates in Electrical and Computer engineering, it is becoming
inevitable that many shall be seeking higher education at graduate and research level. In addition
many practicing engineers and teaching staff in the ranks of Graduate Assistants and Assistant
Lecturers at the various Universities are seeking for admission into Graduate Programs.

Hence, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Bahir Dar
University, was convinced that it is necessary to offer graduate programs in different areas of
industrial applications in order to provide opportunity to the eligible under graduate engineers to
upgrade them to higher level. In addition, it is the imperative duty of the Bahir Dar University on its
part to start graduate and research programs during the ongoing process of academic development.

It should be also noted here that the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of
Engineering, Bahir Dar University, is working with the Addis Ababa University Technology faculty
supported by ECBP has developed a new under graduate curriculum. This curriculum is implemented
with the objective of meeting knowledge and skill requirement of Electrical and Computer Engineers.

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Hence under this ECBP program new infrastructure will be created which can be used for the
graduate programs also.

The salient features of the graduate program curriculum are the following;

a) The research based and self learning aspects of education such laboratory/workshop/term
papers/graduate/thesis/seminar etc, are included.

b) Electives which focus on specialized application areas are introduced. The advantages of
offering electives in each specialization are:

The students can select specific electives according to the requirement of different
areas of employment and his own interest and aptitude;

c) The Department prepared the curriculum mainly based on the needs of the industrial sector
and the capacity building of higher educational institutions.

2. TRAINING OBJECTIVES

The Training Objective of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Program is to
provide broad-based education and training in Electrical and Computer Engineering and its
applications leading to a Master of Science Degree in Engineering, to enable graduates to
meet the challenges of the engineering profession in a rapidly changing environment that
exists in a developing country. The specific training objectives can be summarized as follows.
Specific Objectives:
1. To produce Graduates with full professional competence in different fields of
Communication system Engineering who can participate in the national development
activities and to this end;

1.1. To train manpower for higher education institutions of the country;

1.2. To produce qualified experts and managers for industries;


1.3. To meet the demands of the industries in terms of training and up grading their

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engineers and managers.


1.4. To provide opportunity for the working community in the field of Communication
Engineering to upgrade their knowledge to a higher level.
2. To carry out research in the areas of Communication Engineering that are relevant to the
needs of the Country
3. To render consultancy services to the community.

4. To provide research, development, maintenance skills for products and systems.


5. To engage students in high level research through thesis that offers optimal solutions to
technical problems in the electrical and computer industry sectors.

6. To prepare students for career opportunities in public and private services.

3. STAFF PROFILE

Currently the department is equipped with 1PhDs, 8 M.Sc, and 12 First degree holders.
There are 8 technical assistants currently doing their undergraduate degree in Electrical
Engineering. The list of available staff and their academic rank is shown below.

Qualification Number of Staff


PhD 1
M.Sc 8
B.Sc 12
Adv. Diploma 8

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Name Sex Academic Rank Education Level


Prof M.Jayachandran M Professor M.E
Dr.Pattam Anjeneyelu M Assistant Professor PhD
Mr.Sinshaw M Lecturer M.Sc
Ato Solomon Lule M Lecturer M.Sc
Ato Belachew Bantyirga M Lecturer M.Sc
Mr.Ashagrie Mekuriaw M Lecturer M.Sc.
Mr.Melkamu M Lecturer M.Sc.
Ato Enyachew Tamer M Lecturer M.Sc.
Ato Tinbit Admasu M Lecturer M.Sc.
Mr.Tesfamichael M Lecturer M.Sc
Mr.Yilma Taye* M Lecturer M.Sc
Mr.Solomon Haile* M Assistant Lecturer B.Sc
Mr.Fikreselam Dargie* M Assistant Lecturer B.Sc
Mr.Amare * M Assistant Lecturer B.Sc
Miss Bethelhem* F Assistant Lecturer B.Sc
Mr.Yimesgen* M Assistant Lecturer B.Sc
Mr.Tewodros Gera* M Assistant Lecturer B.Sc
Mr.Tewodros Atanaw* M Assistant Lecturer B.Sc
Mr.Esubalew Adam* M Assistant Lecturer B.Sc
Mr.Endalew Berihun M Assistant Lecturer B.Sc
Mr.Biruk Workneh M Assistant Lecturer B.Sc

* On Study Leave
External collaborators
S. No Name Academic Rank Organization Contribution
1 Dr. Hailu Asst. professor AAU DSP
2 Dr. Enyew Asst. professor AAU Stochastic Theory
3 Dr. Mohamed Asst. professor AAU Deterministic hydrology
4 Dr.Baile Damtie Asst. Professor BDU Advanced Radar
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4. GRADUATE PROFILE

Globally, the Electrical and Computer Engineering profession has a number of


specializations because of its very extensive nature. Considering the immediate necessities
of the country and the capabilities of the University, the Electrical and Computer Engineers
can specialize in any one of the following areas at the Bahir Dar University.
Power Systems Engineering
Communication Systems Engineering
The profile of Communication Systems Engineering specialization is stated below.
Communication Systems Engineering:
 Foresee, plan and develop Communication systems.
 Analyze, design, test, handle, supervise and upgrade modern communication
systems.
 Serve, manage and upgrade Communication systems and play key role in the
development of communication system.
 Work towards expansion of telecommunication in the country and participate in the
assessment and development of the national network expansion.
 Work at higher education institution as trainers of undergraduates.
 Contribute towards higher education and research & development in the country.
Contribute towards solving the communication system problem of the country.

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5. ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

5.1 Duration of study

The duration of study for Post Graduate Degree in regular stream will be two complete
Academic Years, out of which the last semester will be exclusively allotted to the
Thesis/Research Work. For summer stream it will be four summers (four years).

5.2 Admission Requirements


In addition to the requirements set by the School of Graduate Studies, Candidates must
have successfully completed the academic requirements of B.Sc degree in Electrical &
Computer Engineering or equivalent
5.3 Assignment of Course Codes

A Four letter English code with Four digit number indicates a PG course. EEng 6012 for
example indicates that the course is offered to PG Course and the first digit (6) indicates the
first year in which the subject is offered, the second two digits number (01) indicates the
module number of the course and the last digit(2) indicates the semester in which the
course is offered. Here the number 6 is used to indicate the first year of the Graduate
Program and 7 is used to indicate the second year of the Graduate Program because the
numbers 1 to 5 are used for undergraduate program courses.

5.4 Assessment and Evaluation

The assessment and evaluation of course work are done based on credit hour system. The
details of Credit Hours system is presented below.

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CREDIT HOUR SYSTEM:


The Semester load is the number of credits a student is supposed to take in a semester. A
credit is defined as one lecture recitation or two/three laboratory or tutorial work for the
duration of one semester (15 to 16 weeks).
STUDENT EVALUATION COMPONENTS:
Assignments, Course Work Projects, Term/Research Paper, Mid and Final Examination. (Will
be specified in course description based on the nature of the course)
FINAL GRADING:
Final Grades of Students entering the university in post graduate studies are on letter
grade system for all course work specified in the curriculum. And also the thesis evaluation
is based on credit hour and letter grade system. The grading points are indicated in the
following table.
GRADE POINTS
A 4.0
B+ 3.5
B 3.0
C+ 2.5
C 2.0
D 1.0
F 0

Note: Registration for thesis by summer students can be done only if the CGPA at the
end of the Term III is 3.0 or above.

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At the end of each semester and graduation, students will receive a transcript that indicate
course taken, credit point score achieved in letter Grade (A, B, C, D, F) and their overall
performance. The letter grades for course work are given using relative grading system.
QUALITY ASSURANCE MECHANISM:
Quality assurance is done at two levels at the department. The internal evaluation is in line
with university policy consisting of student, peer and department evaluation. Quality of the
program is evaluated by performance of graduates assessed through feedbacks from
employers, stakeholders, former graduates etc.
5.5 Graduation Requirements:
In addition to the requirements of Bahir Dar University, a candidate for M.Sc Degree is
expected to successfully complete 35 Credit-Hours coursework and successfully
complete a six month research project. The achievements of the thesis will be indicated as
follows
Excellent
Very Good
Good
Satisfactory

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5.5 Degree Nomenclature (in English and Amharic)

A degree will be awarded for a student after successfully completing the coursework and
dissertation components. The name of the degree will be

In English

The degree of Master of Science in


Communication systems Engineering

In Amharic

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6. LISTS OF COURSES REQUIRED

BAHIRDAR UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING,


GRADUATE STUDIES CURRICULUM 2009

Course No. Module Number and Module Title Cr Cr%


Module 01 Communication Systems Engineering 14%
EEng 6012 Optical Fiber Communication 3
EEng 6014 Wireless and Cellular Communications 3

Module Total 6
Module 02 Applied Communication Systems Engineering 22%
EEng 6022 High Performance Communication Networks 3
EEng 7021 RF System Design 3
EEng 7023 Department Elective I 3

Module Total 9
Module 03 Advanced Communication Systems Engineering 37%
EEng 6031 Advanced Antennas Systems 3
EEng 6033 Advanced Radar Communication 3
EEng 6035 Advanced Digital Communication 3
EEng 6032 Advanced Digital Signal Processing 3
EEng 7031 Department Elective II 3
Module Total 15
Module 07 Analytical and Computational Module
EEng 6071 Stochastic process 3
Module Total 3 27%
Module 08 Seminar, Thesis and Research Module
EEng 6082 Research Methodology 2
EEng 7071 Graduate Seminar P/F
EEng 7072 Thesis 6
Module Total 8
Grand Total 41 100%

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Elective Courses

EEng 7023 Department Elective I


1. Satellite Communication
2. Internet Concepts and Programming
3. Neural Networks and its Applications
4. Communication Network Security

EEng 7031 Department Elective II

1. Digital Image Processing


2. Global Tracking and Positioning Systems
3. Advanced Speech Processing
4. Electromagnetic Interference and Compatibility in System Design

7. COURSE BREAKDOWN

A student must complete 35 credit hours of studies. One credit hour comprises 15 hours of
formal teaching and another 1 hour of informal contacts through tutorials/laboratories. Ten
courses, comprising 29 credit hours, are compulsory courses. The remaining six credit
hours may be chosen from a limited set of 4 optional courses referred as electives and 6
credits are allotted for thesis work.
The course programme comprises 3 semesters of class room instruction followed by 1
semester of dissertation. Types of courses given in each semester are given below:

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First Semester
S. No Course Code Course Description C. Hr. L L/P Prerequisite
1 EEng 6071 Stochastic process 3 3 0
2 EEng 6031 Advanced Antennas Systems 3 2 3
3 EEng 6033 Advanced Radar Communication 3 2 3
4 EEng 6035 Advanced Digital Communication 3 2 3
Semester Total 12 9 9

Second Semester
S. No Course Course Description C. Hr. L L/P Prerequisite
Code
1 EEng 6012 Optical Fiber Communication 3 2 3
2 EEng 6014 Wireless and Cellular Communications 3 2 3
3 EEng 6022 High Performance Communication Networks 3 3 0
4 EEng 6032 Advanced Digital Signal Processing 3 2 3
5 EEng 6082 Research Methodology 2 2 0
Semester Total 14 11 9

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Third Semester

S. No Course Code Course Description C. Hr. L L/P Prerequisite


1 EEng 7021 RF System Design 3 2 3

2 EEng 7023 Department Elective I 3 2 3

3 EEng 7031 Department Elective II 3 2 3

4 EEng 7071 Graduate Seminar P/F - -

Semester Total 9 6 9

Fourth Semester
S. No Course Code Course Description C. Hr. L L/P Prerequisite
1 EEng 7072 Thesis 6 - - All courses

L-Lecture, P-Practical/Practice/Project, Cr-Credit

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DETAILS OF TERM DISTRIBUTION-SUMMER

TERM I

S. No Course Code Course Description C. Hr. L L/P Prerequisite


1 EEng 6071 Stochastic process 3 3 0
2 EEng 6031 Advanced Antennas Systems 3 2 3
3 EEng 6035 Advanced Digital Communication 3 2 3
Semester Total 9 7 6
DISTANCE MODE COURSE-I

S. No Course Code Course Description C. Hr. L L/P Prerequisite


1 EEng 6022 High Performance Communication Networks ** 3 3 0

TERM II
S. No Course Code Course Description C. Hr. L L/P Prerequisite
1 EEng 6033 Advanced Radar Communication 3 2 3
2 EEng 6032 10. Advanced Digital Signal Processing 3 2 3
3 EEng 6014 Wireless and Cellular Communications 3 2 3
4 EEng 6082 Research Methodology 2 2 0
Semester Total 11 8 9

DISTANCE MODE COURSE-II

S. No Course Code Course Description C. Hr. L L/P Prerequisite


1 EEng 7071 Graduate Seminar *** P/F - -

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TERM III

S. No Course Code Course Description C. Hr. L L/P Prerequisite


1 EEng 6012 Optical Fiber Communication 3 2 3

2 EEng 7021 RF System Design 3 2 3

Semester Total 6 4 6

DISTANCE MODE COURSE-III

S. No Course Code Course Description C. Hr. L L/P Prerequisite


1 EEng 7072 Thesis 6 - 18

TERM-IV

S. No Course Code Course Description C. Hr. L L/P Prerequisite


1 EEng 7023 Department Elective I 3 2 3

2 EEng 7031 Department Elective II 3 2 3

Total 6 4 6

** for high performance communication Networks, the summer students will register prior to II Term
in the distance mode.
*** For Graduate Seminar course, the summer students will register, select a topic, and work on the
topic prior to the III term in distance mode.
@ Registration for thesis can be done only if the CGPA at the end of the Term III is 3.0 or above.
The summer students will finalize and register for thesis in the distance mode prior to IV Term and
start working on the topic and research on the topic prior to the fourth term in the distance mode and
further work, prepare reports, present papers, finalize the thesis and present their results during the
fourth term.

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8. COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

EEng 6012- OPTICAL FIBER COMMUNICATION


On successful completion of this course the students will be able to
Objectives:
Understanding light wave generation systems, optical fibres,
and dispersion techniques.
Design optical transmitter and receivers
Analyze WDM techniques and optical amplifiers.
Analyze dispersion compensation techniques and be familiar
with its limitation.
Learning outcome: Understanding the fibres optics and design the optical devices.

Prerequisite: None

Credit Hour: 3

Contents: UNIT I
FIBER OPTIC GUIDES

Light wave generation systems, system components, optical fibers, SI,


GI fibers, modes, Dispersion in SM fibers, limitations due to dispersion,
Fiber loss, non linear effects. Dispersion shifted and Dispersion
flattened fibers.

UNIT - II
OPTICAL TRANSMITTERS AND RECEIVERS
Basic concepts, LEDs structures spectral distribution, semiconductor
lasers, gain coefficients, modes, SLM and STM operation, Transmitter
design, Receiver PIN and APD diodes design, noise sensitivity and
degradation, Receiver amplifier design.

UNIT- III
LIGHT WAVE SYSTEM

Coherent, homodyne and heterodyne keying formats, BER in


synchronous - and asynchronous- receivers, sensitivity degradation,
system performance, Multichannel, WDM, multiple access networks,
WDM components, TDM, Subcarrier and Code division multiplexing.

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UNIT IV
AMPLIFIERS
Basic concepts, Semiconductor laser amplifiers, Raman - and Brillouin- fiber
amplifiers, Erbium doped - fiber amplifiers, pumping phenomenon, LAN
and cascaded in-line amplifiers.

UNIT - V
DISPERSION COMPENSATION

Limitations, Post- and Pre- compensation techniques, Equalizing filters,


fiber based gratings, Broad band compensation, soliton communication
system, fiber soliton, Soliton based communication system design,
High capacity and WDM soliton system.

References: 1. Aggarwal G.P., Fiber optic communication systems, 2nd Ed.,


John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1997.
2. Franz & Jain, Optical communication system, Narosa
Publications, New Delhi, 1995.
3. G.Keiser, Optical fiber communication systems, McGraw-Hill,
New York, 2000.
4. Franz & Jain, Optical communication, Systems and
components, Narosa Publications, New Delhi, 2000.

Attendance requirement: Minimum 80% during lecture and 100% during practical work
sessions except for some unprecedented mishaps.
Assessment and Evaluation:
1. Assignments 10%
2. Term paper 10%
3. Mid exam 30%
4. Final exam 50%

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EEng6014 WIRELESS AND CELLULAR COMMUNICATIONS

On successful completion of this course the students will be able to


Objectives:
COmprehend basics of wireless mobile communication system
Realize cellular concepts and systems and system design
techniques.
Analyze modulation techniques and signal processing
Analyze multiple accessing techniques, operational systems and
wireless networking.
Design personal wireless systems
Learning outcome: The students will learn the principles of operation of wireless
communication and design wireless communication system.
Prerequisite: None

Credit Hour: 3

Contents: UNIT I
INTRODUCTION TO WIRELESS MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS

History and evolution of mobile radio systems. Types of mobile


wireless services / systems - Cellular, WLL, Paging, Satellite systems,
Standards, Future trends in personal wireless systems.

UNIT - II
CELLULAR CONCEPT AND SYSTEM DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS

Cellular concept and frequency reuse, Multiple Access Schemes,


Channel assignment and handoff, Interference and system capacity,
Trunking and Erlang capacity calculations.

UNIT- III
MOBILE RADIO PROPAGATION
Radio wave propagation issues in personal wireless systems,

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Propagation models, Multipath fading and base band impulse response


models, Parameters of mobile multipath channels, Antenna systems in
mobile radio.

UNIT IV
MODULATIONS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING
Analog and digital modulation techniques, Performance of various
modulation techniques - Spectral efficiency, Error-rate, Power
Amplification, Equalization Rake receiver concepts, Diversity and
space-time processing, Speech coding and channel coding.

UNIT - V
SYSTEM EXAMPLES AND DESIGN ISSUES
Multiple Access Techniques FDMA, TDMA and CDMA systems,
Operational systems, Wireless networking, design issues in personal
wireless systems.

References: 1. 1. Feher K., Wireless digital communications, PHI, New


Delhi, 1995.
2. Rappaport T.S., Wireless Communications; Principles and
Practice, Prentice Hall, NJ, 1996.
3. Lee W.C.Y., Mobile Communications Engineering: Theory
and Applications.
4. Schiller, Mobile Communications, Pearson Education Asia
Ltd., 2000.

Attendance requirement: Minimum 80% during lecture and 100% during practical
work sessions except for some unprecedented mishaps.
Assessment and Evaluation:
1. Assignments 10%
2. Term paper 10%
3. Mid exam 30%
4. Final exam 50%

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ENGINEERING FACULTY Computer Engineering

EEng 6022 High Performance Communication Networks

On successful completion of this course the students will be able to


Objectives:
COmprehend basics of networks.
Analyze packet switched networks and optical switching.
Analyze internet, TCP/IP Networks, ATM and wireless Networks,
optical networks.
Design networks and wireless networks.

The students will understand the network systems and wireless


Learning outcome:
networks.
Prerequisite: None

Credit Hour: 3

Contents: UNIT I
BASICS OF NETWORKS

Telephone, computer, cable television and wireless networks,


networking principles, and digitization: service integration,
network services and layered architecture, traffic characterization
and QOS, network services: network elements and network
mechanisms.

UNIT - II
PACKET SWITCHED NETWORKS

OSI and IP models: Ethernet (IEEE 802.3); token ring (IEEE


802.5), FDDI, DQDB, frame relay: SMDS: Internet working with
SMDS.

UNIT- III
INTERNET AND TCP/IP NETWORKS

Overview; Internet protocol; TCP and VDP, performance of TCP /


IP networks circuit -switched networks: SONET; DWDM, Fiber to

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home, DSL. Intelligent networks, CATV.

UNIT IV
ATM AND WIRELESS NETWORKS
Main features - addressing, signaling and routing; ATM header
structure - adaptation layer, management and control; BISDN;
Interworking with ATM, Wireless channel, link level design,
channel access; Network design and wireless networks.

UNIT - V
OPTICAL NETWORKS AND SWITCHING

Optical links - WDM systems, cross-connects, optical LANs,


optical paths and networks; TDS and SDS: modular switch
designs packet switching, distributed, shared, input and output
buffers.
References: 1. Jean Warland and Pravin Varaiya, High Performance
Communication Networks, 2nd
2. Leon Garcia, Widjaja, Communication Networks, Tata
McGraw-Hill, New
3. Sumit Kasera, Pankaj Sethi, ATM Networks, Tata
McGraw-Hill, New Delhi, 2000.
4. Behrouz A. Forouzan, Data Communication and
Networking, Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi, 2000.

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EEng 6031 ADVANCED ANTENNA SYSTEM

On successful completion of this course the students will be able to


Objectives:
COmprehend basics concepts of radiation.
Realize radiation from apertures and design antenna.
Design micro strip antenna
Carry out antenna measurement.
Learning outcome: A student will understand the principle operation of antenna and design
antenna which serves for different purpose.

Prerequisite: None

Credit Hour: 3

Contents:
UNIT I
BASICS CONCEPTS OF RADIATION
Radiation from surface current and current line current distribution,
Basic antenna parameters, Radiation mechanism-Current distribution
of Antennas, Impedance concept-Balanced to Unbalanced
transformer

UNIT - II
RADIATION FROM APERTURES
Field equivalence principle, Rectangular and circular apertures,
Uniform distribution on an infinite ground plane, Aperture fields of
Horn antenna-Babinets principle, Geometrical theory of diffgraction,
Reflector antennas, Design considerations - Slot antennas

UNIT- III
SYNTHESIS OF ARRAY ANTENNAS
Types of linear arrays, current distribution in linear arrrays, Phased
arrays, Optimization of Array patterns, Continuous aperture sources,
Antenna synthesis techniques

UNIT IV
MICRO STRIP ANTENNAS
Radiation mechanisms, Feeding structure, Retangular patch, Circular

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patch, Ring antenna. Input impedance of patch antenna, Microstrip


dipole, Microstrip arrays

UNIT - V
EMI S/EMC/ANTENNA MEASUREMENTS 9
Log periodic, Bi-conical, Log spiral ridge Guide, Multi turn loop,
Travelling Wave antenna, Antenna measurement and
instrumentation ,Amplitude and Phase measurement, Gain,
Directivity. Impedance and polarisation measurement, Antenna
range, Design and Evaluation
References: 1. Kraus.J.D.,"Antennas"II Edition,John wiley and Sons ,1997
2. Balanis.A, "Antenna Theory Analysis and Design",John Wiley
and Sons,New York,1982
3. Collin.R.E. and Zucker.F.,"Antenna Theory"Part I,Mc Graw
Hill,New York,1969

Attendance requirement: Minimum 80% during lecture and 100% during practical
work sessions except for some unprecedented mishaps.
Assessment and Evaluation:
1. Assignments 10%
2. Term paper 10%
3. Mid exam 30%
4. Final exam 50%

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EEng 6032 ADVANCED DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING

On successful completion of this course the students will be able to


Objectives:
COmprehend signal processing techniques.
Carry out spectrum estimation and prediction.
Design adaptive filters
Carry out multi rate signal processing.
Learning outcome: The student will understand signal processing techniques and design
filters for better signal processing.

Prerequisite: EEng 6071 Stochastic Processes

Credit Hour: 3

Contents: UNIT I
DISCRETE RANDOM SIGNAL PROCESSING

Discrete random processes, Expectation, Variance, Co-Variance, Scalar


product, Energy of Discrete Signals - Parseval's Theorem, Weiner
Khitchine relation - Power spectral density - Periodogram - Sample
auto-correlation - Sum Decomposition Theorem, Spectral Factorization
Theorem - Discrete random signal processing by linear systems -
Simulation of white noise - Lowpass filtering of white noise.

UNIT - II
SPECTRUM ESTIMATION
Non-Parametric methods - Correlation method - Co-variance estimator
- Performance analysis of estimators Unbiased consistent estimators
- Periodogram estimator - Barlett spectrum estimation - Welch
estimation - Model based approach - AR, MA, ARMA Signal modeling -
Parameter estimation using Yule-Walker method.

UNIT- III
LINEAR ESTIMATION AND PREDICTION

Maximum likelihood criterion - Efficiency of estimator - Least mean


squared error criterion - Wiener filter - Discrete Wiener Hoff equations
- Recursive estimators - Kalman filter - Linear prediction, Prediction
error - Whitening filter, Inverse filter - Levinson recursion, Lattice
realization, Levinson recursion algorithm for solving Toeplitz system of
equations.
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UNIT IV
ADAPTIVE FILTERS
FIR Adaptive filters - Newton's steepest descent method - Adaptive
filters based on steepest descent method - Widrow Hoff LMS Adaptive
algorithm - Adaptive channel equalization - Adaptive echo canceller -
Adaptive noise cancellation - RLS Adaptive filters - Exponentially
weighted RLS - Sliding window RLS - Simplified IIR LMS Adaptive filter.

UNIT - V
MULTIRATE DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING
Mathematical description of change of sampling rate - Interpolation
and Decimation - Continuous time model - Direct digital domain
approach - Decimation by integer factor - Interpolation by an integer
factor - Single and multistage realization - Poly phase realization -
Applications to sub band coding - Wavelet transform and filter bank
implementation of wavelet expansion of signals.

References: 1. Monson H. Hayer, Statistical Digital Signal Processing and


Modeling, John Wiley and Sons Inc., New York, 1996.
2. Sophoncles J. Orfanidis, Optimum Signal Processing ,
McGraw-Hill, 1990.
3. John G. Proakis, Dimitris G. Manolakis, Digital Signal
Processing, Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi, 1995.

Attendance requirement: Minimum 80% during lecture and 100% during practical work sessions
except for some unprecedented mishaps.
Assessment and Evaluation:
1. Assignments 10%
2. Term paper 10%
3. Mid exam 30%
4. Final exam 50%

EEng 6033 ADVANCED RADAR COMMUNICATION

On successful completion of this course the students will be able to


Objectives:
comprehend fundamentals of radar
Realize basic elements and types of radar systems

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Identify types of clutter, signal to clutter ratio, propagation


effects on ground and space
Identify target tracking systems and counter measures.
Be familiar with and recognize special radar systems and
application
Design radars systems
Learning outcome: The students will learn the principle operation of radar and image
processing.
Prerequisite: Nill
Credit Hour: 3

Contents: CHAPTER - I

RADAR FUNDAMENTALS: Introduction, Radar classification, Types


of Radar Targets, Basic radar functions such as Detection, Range,
Measurement of target velocity coherence, Radar range equation, Low
and High PRF radar equations, Bi-static Radar equations, Radar
equation with jamming, Radar cross-section, noise figure.

UNIT II

BASIC ELEMENTSE & TYPES OF RADAR SYSTEMS: Radar


Transmitters, Radar receivers, Radar antenna, Radar indicator and
display. Continuous wave radar; frequency modulated CW radar,
Linear frequency modulated CW radar, Multiple-frequency CW radar.
Pulsed radar.
UNIT - III

CLUTTER AND RADAR WAVE PROPAGATION: Types of clutter,


Signal to clutter ratio, Multi-Path phenomena and effects, ionospheric
propagation effect on ground and space based Radars, coding and
decoding of radar signals.

UNIT IV

TARGET TRACKING SYSTEMS & COUNTERMEASURES: Angle


tracking, sequential lobbing, conical scanning, monopoles radar, range
tracking, Track-while scan, pulse compression techniques in radar
systems, radar electronic counter measures(ECM); crosseye; sidelobe

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cancellers and blacking; chaff

UNIT V
SPECIAL RADAR SYSTEMS AND APPLICATION
Moving target indicators (MTI), Synthetic aperture radar(SAR), Inverse
synthetic aperture radar(ISAR), Stepped frequency radar, Ultra-
wideband radar (UWB), HF over the horizon (OTH) radar, Laser radar,
ground penetrating radar (GPR), Doppler weather radar.

References: 1. M.I.Skolnik, Introduction to Radar System, McGraw-Hill

2. Peyton Z.Peebles, Jr.Radar Principles, John Wiley & Sons.INC,2004

3. B.R.Mahafza, Introduction to Radar Analysis, CRC Press,Boca


Raton.

4. J.Francis Reintjes& Godfrey T. Coate, Principles of RADAR, McGraw-


Hill

5. George W.Ewell, Radar Transmitter McGraw-Hill

Attendance requirement: Minimum 80% during lecture and 100% during practical work sessions except for
some unprecedented mishaps.
Assessment and Evaluation:
1. Assignments 10%
2. Term paper 10%
3. Mid exam 30%
4. Final exam 50%

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EEng 6035 ADVANCED DIGITAL COMMUNICATION

On successful completion of this course the students will be able to


Objectives:
Comprehend coding techniques
Be familiar with digital modems, ASK, FSK, PSK AND
QPSK,MSK AND GMSK Schemes
Calculate probability of error in modulation schemes
Analysis methods adopted in spread spectrum
communication
Learning outcome: Students will learn the fundamentals of advanced digital
communication and they design the system.

Prerequisite: Nill
Credit Hour: 3

Contents: UNIT I
Introduction: Elements of a digital communication system. An
overview of source coding techniques for analog sources: temporal
waveform coding. Spectral waveform coding, model based source
coding. Channel capacity & coding: channel models and channel
capacity, achieving channel capacity with orthogonal signals.

UNIT - II
Linear Block Codes: The generator matrix and the parity check
matrix. Examples of linear block codes. Cyclic codes. Hard decision
and soft decision decoding of block codes. Performance comparison of
the above two schemes.
Convolutional Codes: Transfer function of a conventional code.
Optimum decoding of convolutional codes - the Viterbi algorithm,
Probability of error for soft decision and hard decision decoding
schemes. Practical considerations on the application of convolutional
codes; coded modulation for bandwidth-constrained channels.

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UNIT- III

Base band Data Transmission: Characterization of band limited


channels. Signal design for band limited channels. Nyquist criterion for
zero ISI. Partial response signalling, design of band limited signals with
controlled ISI, data detection for controlled ISI. Signal design for
channels with distortion. Optimum receivers for channels with ISI and
AWGN.
Equalisation: Linear, Decision feedback equalisation, Adaptive linear
equalizer Adaptive decision feedback.
UNIT IV

Digital Modems: Principles of modern techniques. Power efficient


modems. Review of ASK.FSK, PSK and QPSK, MSK and GMSK
schemes. Constant envolope and non constant enveloppe modulation
schmes. Power efficient coherent modems. Differentially coherent
modems. Spectrally efficient modulation Techniques and their receiver
structures. Probability of error for binary modulation schemes.
UNIT - V

Spread Spectrum Communication: Model of spread spectrum


digital communication system. Direct sequence spectrum signals some
applications. Effect of pulsed interference on DS spread spectrum
systems. Generation of PN sequences. Frequency hopped spread
spectrum signals. CDMA system based on F+1 spread spectrum
signals. Other types of spread spectrum signals. Synchronization of
spread spectrum signals.

References: 1. J.G.PROAKIS: Digital Communication 4th Edition, McGraw-Hill,


2001.
2. K.FEHER. Wireless Digital Communications, P.H, New Delhi,
1995.
3. MARVI N K.SIMON. SAMIM HINEDI, WILLIAM C.LINDSEY
Digital communication techniques, Prentice Hall, 1995.
4. B.P.LATHI Modern Digital & Analog Communication Systems,
3rd Edition, Oxford University Press, 1998.

Attendance requirement: Minimum 80% during lecture and 100% during practical work sessions except for
some unprecedented mishaps.

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Assessment and Evaluation:


1. Assignments 10%
2. Term paper 10%
3. Mid exam 30%
4. Final exam 50%

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EEng 6071 Stochastic theory

On successful completion of this course the students will be able to


Objectives:
Comprehend probability theory
Understand functions, calculus and transformation of
stochastic processes
Specify stochastic processes as models
Use stochastic processes to communication engineering
applications.
Learning outcome: Students will be familiar with stochastic theory and applied for
communication systems.

Prerequisite: None

Credit Hour: 3

Contents: Review of probability Theory including discrete and continuous


random variables; Functions, calculus and transformation of stochastic
processes; characterization and specification of stochastic processes
as models of signal ensembles; stationery and Ergodicity; correlation
and power spectra; the Wiener, Poission, Markoff and Gaussian
process; orthogonal series, representation of random processes in
linear systems, application engineering.

References: 1. R.B.Ash & W.A. Gardner; Topics in Stochastic Processes- Wiley


2. H.Stark & J.W Woods; probability and Random processes and
estimation theory for engineer(2/e)-PHI
3. E.Wong & B.Hajek: Stochastic processes in Engineering systems-
Springer Verlag.
4. E.Wong: Introduction to Random Processes- Springer Verlag.

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5. Kenneth H.Rosen: Discrete Mathematics and its Applications-


McGraw-Hill.
6. Ochi.M.K. Applied probability ans Stochastic processes, John Wiley
& Sons (1992).
7. Peebles JR.,P.Z., Probability Random Variables and Random Signal
principles, McGraw Hill Inc., (1993)

Attendance requirement: Minimum 80% during lecture and 100% during practical work sessions except for
some unprecedented mishaps.
Assessment and Evaluation:
1. Assignments 10%
2. Mid exam 40%
3. Final exam 50%

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EEng7031 GLOBAL TRACKING AND POSITIONING SYSTEMS

On successful completion of this course the students will be able


Objectives:
to
Comprehend basic concepts of radiation
Realize radiation from apertures and design antenna
Design microstrip antennas & carry antenna
measurement and instrumentation

Learning outcome: Students will learn how to use global tracking and positioning system
and design antenna for this purpose.

Prerequisite: Nill

Credit Hour: 3

Contents: UNIT I
INTRODUCTION
Satellites, Introduction to Tracking and GPS System, Applications of
Satellite and GPS for 3D position, Velocity, determination as function
of time, Interdisciplinary applications(eg,.Crystal dynamics gravity
field mapping ,reference frame, atmospheric occulation)Basic
concepts of GPS. Space segment, Control segment, user segment,
History of GPS constellation, GPS measurement charecteristics,
selective availability(AS), antispoofing(AS).

UNIT - II
ORBITS AND REFERENCE SYSTEMS
Basics of Satellite orbits and reference systems-Two-body problem,
orbit elements, timre system and timre transfer using GPS, coordinate
systems, GPS Orbit design, orbit determination problem, tracking
networks, GPS force and measurement models for orbit dtermination,
orbit broadcast ephemeris, precise GPS ephemeris. Tracking problems

UNIT- III
GPS MEASUREMENTS
GPS Observable-Measurement types(C/A Code, P-code, L1 and L2
frequencies for navigation, pseudo ranges),atmospheric

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delays(tropospheric and ionospheric),data format(RINEX),data


combination(narrow/wide lane combinations, ionosphere-free
combinations, single, double, triple differences),undifferenced models,
carrier phase Vs Integrated Doppler, integer biases, cycle slips, clock
error

UNIT IV
PROCESSING TECHNIQUES
Pseudo range and carrier phase processing, ambiguity removal, Least
square methods for state parameter determination, relation
positioning, dilution of precision

UNIT - V
GPS APPLICATIONS
Surveying, Geophysics, Geodsey, airborne GPS, Ground-
transportation, Spaceborne GPS orbit determination, attitude control,
meteorological and climate research using GPS

References: 1. B.Hoffman - Wellenhof,H.Lichtenegger and J.Collins, "GPS:


Theory and Practice" .4th revised edition,Springer,Wein,New
york,1997
2. A.Leick,"GPS Satelite Surveying",2nd edition,John Wiley &
Sons,NewYork,1995
3. B.Parkinson,J.Spilker,Jr.(Eds),"GPS: Theory and Applications",
Vol.I & Vol.II, AIAA,370 L'Enfant Promenade
SW,Washington,DC20024,1996
4. A.Kleusberg and P.Teunisen(Eds),GPS for Geodesy, Springer-
Verlag,Berlin,1996
5. L.Adams,"The GPS.A Shared National Asset,Chair,National
Accademy Press,Washington,DC,1995

Attendance requirement: Minimum 80% during lecture and 100% during practical work sessions except for
some unprecedented mishaps.
Assessment and Evaluation:
1. Project work 20%
2. Mid exam 30%
3. Final exam 50%

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EEng 6082 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

On successful completion of this course, the students should be able to


Objectives: conduct research, prepare seminars, participate in forums and develop
technical reports, thesis report and proposals.

Learning outcome: The student will understand and applied the methodology for
their research paper.
Prerequisite: None

Credit Hour: 2

Contents: Research Problems, Design and Data/Information Collection


Methods:
Research problems, Techniques involved in defining the problem,
Research designs; Experimental Designs, Simulation Designs, Necessity,
types and levels of researches, Problem formulation, developing
synopsis, modeling and experimentation, Data Collection/Generation;
Types of data interviews, questionnaires and surveys, collection of
information/data from various sources, processing and analysis of data,
literature review, method, format of compilation of literature review.
Written Presentation Methods:
Research and Project Proposals: Proposals and their essence (for
research, projects, case studies, seminars etc), formats and contents of
proposals, Report writing for various purposes, types of reports, formats
and contents of reports, Steps in writing report, Precautions for writing
report, Lay out of thesis report, format and content of research article to
be contributed to a technical journal, Grammatical, punctuation and
idiomatic techniques, Interpretation and report writing, Techniques of
interpretation, Limitation and precaution in interpretation.
Oral Presentation Methods:
Oral presentations; Refreshment on listening, reading, composition and
oration, presentation skills, knowledge and use of widely used technical
vocabularies in Engineering and technology, outline and format of
presentations, use of multi-media systems in presentation.
Dissemination of research output, Management aspect of
Research and Development works Dissemination of research
output through discussion forum; participants role seminars,
workshops, panel discussion, conference etc, participation in forums,
management of finalized and prospective research and development

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works and themes.


Application of research methods as minor course works:
Proposal writing: Writing a Research proposal and or a Project
proposal.
Report Writing: Writing and presenting a Technical Paper.
Project /Case study: Evaluating an existing M.Sc Thesis work for its
format & methodology and producing evaluation
report along with a presentation.
Forum/Panel Discussion: Participation in a mockup forum/panel
discussion

References: 1. Kotheri C.R. Research Methodology, Methods and Techniques,


Wily Eastern Limited 1987/latest.
2. Wilkinson, T.S et.al, Methodology and Techniques of Social Research,
Himalaya Pub. House,1979.
3. Teaching material/sample thesis/sample research papers to be
supplied by the instructor.

Attendance requirement: Minimum 80% during lecture and 100% during practical work sessions except for
some unprecedented mishaps.
Assessment and Evaluation:
1. Proposal Writing : 10%
2. Technical Paper Writing & Presentation : 20%
3. Project/Case Study(Evaluating existing M.Sc Thesis work & presentation) : 20%
4. Forum/Panel Discussion : 10%
5. Final Examination : 40 %

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EEng 7012 RF SYSTEM DESIGN

Objectives: To teach computer programming and develop computer algorithms to


solve water resources engineering practices

Learning outcome: A student will be a competent computer programmer with ability to


develop and/or modify programs dealing with water resources
management.

Prerequisite: Nill
Credit Hour: 3

Contents: UNIT I
INTRODUCTION
RFcircuits, Impedance matching and Quality factor, Efficiency,
Amplifiers, RF preamplifiers , filters, Frequency converters, Mixers,
Radio receivers

UNIT - II
OSCILLATORS AND PLL
Relaxation oscillators,Series resonant oscillators,Negative resonant
oscillators,Oscillator
dynamics,Stability,oscillator noise,Design examples,phase locked loops-
loop dynamics,analysis,Frequency synthesizers

UNIT- III
AMPLIFIERS AND POWER SUPPLIES
Amplifier specifications-gain, bandwidth and impedance, stability,
Amplifier design, Noise considerations. class C class D amplifiers, High
power amplifiers. Rectifiers, Switching converters, Boost and Buck
circuits

UNIT IV
COUPLERS AND WAVEGUIDE CIRCUITS
Directional coupling, Hybrids, Power combining, transformer equivalent
circuits, Double tuned transformers, Transformers with magnetic and
iron cores. Transmission lines, transformers and Baluns. Waveguides,
matching in wave guide circuits, Waveguide junctions, coaxial lines,
resistance impedance bridge, standing waves.

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UNIT - V
MODULATION AND DETECTION CIRCUITS
AM, High level modulation Digital to analog modulation, SSB, Angle
and frequency modulation, Diode detectors, FM demodulators-Design.
Power detectors. Measurement of power, Voltage and Impedance.
Swept frequency impedance measurements

References: 1. Jon B. Hagen, " Radio Frequency Electronics ", Cambridge


university press, Cambridge, 1996.
2. James Hardy, " High Frequency Circuit Design ", Resto
Publishing Co., NewYork, 1979.
3. Ulrich L.Rohde, T.T.N.Bucher, " Communication Receivers ",
McGraw-Hill, New York, 1998.

Attendance requirement: Minimum 80% during lecture and 100% during practical work sessions except for
some unprecedented mishaps.
Assessment and Evaluation:
1. Assignments 10%
2. Term paper 10%
3. Mid exam 30%
4. Final exam 50%

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EEng7023 SATELLITE COMMUNICATION

Objectives: To give knowledge on water resources management and planning in


an integrated manner.

Learning outcome: A student will know formal procedures of managing water resources.
It gives a student an appreciation of complete water resources
planning and management cycle.

Prerequisite: Nill

Credit Hour: 3

Contents: UNIT I
ORBITAL PARAMETERS

Orbital parameters, Orbital perturbations, Geo stationary orbits. Low


Earth and medium Earth orbits. Frequency selection, Frequency co-
ordination and regulatory services, Sun transit outages, Limits of
visibility, Attitude and Orientation control, Spin stabilisation techniques

UNIT - II
LINK CALCULATIONS

Space craft Configuration, Payload and supporting subsystems,


Satellite up link-down link, Link power budget, C/No, G/T, Noise
temperature, System noise, Propagation factors, Rain and Ice effects,
Polarization calculations.

UNIT- III
ACCESS TECHNIQUES

Modulation and Multiplexing: Voice, Data, Video, Analog and Digital


transmission systems, Multiple access techniques: FDMA, TDMA, T1-
T2 carrier systems, SPADE, SS-TDMA, CDMA, Assignment Methods,
Spread spectrum communication, Compression - Encryption and
Decryption techniques.

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UNIT IV
EARTH STATION PARAMETERS
Earth station location, Propagation effects of ground, High power
transmitters - Klystron, Crossed field devices. Receivers: Low noise
front end amplifiers, MIC devices, Antennas: Reflector antennas,
Cassegrain feeds, Measurements on G/T and Eb/No.

UNIT - V
SATELLITE APPLICATIONS

NILESAT, ARABSAT & other satellite Series, Remote sensing, Mobile


Satellite service: GSM.GPS, INMARSAT, Satellite Navigation System,
Direct to home service (DTH), Special services - E-mail, Video
conferencing and Internet connectivity
References: 1. Bruce R. Elbert, The Satellite Communication Applications
Hand Book, Artech House Boston, 1997.
2. Wilbur L. Pritchard, Hendri Suyderhood G., Robert A. Nelson,
Satellite Communication Systems Engineering, II edition,
Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 1993.

Attendance requirement: Minimum 80% during lecture and 100% during practical work sessions except for
some unprecedented mishaps.
Assessment and Evaluation:
1. Assignments 10%
2. Term paper 10%
3. Mid exam 30%
4. Final exam 50%

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EEng7023 INTERNET CONCEPTS & PROGRAMMING

Objectives: To give dossier to engineering students on legal and institutional


arrangements those are necessary mechanism to manage water
resources. The course shall include national, regional as well as
international laws.

Learning outcome: A student will have appreciation of administrative structures and water
law.

Prerequisite: Internet Concepts and Programming


Credit Hour: 3

Contents: UNIT I

Internet Services, History and scope, Internet protocols and


standardization, Ethernet technology, Fiber distributed data interface,
synchronous transfer mode, ARPANET technology, ANSNET Application
level Interconnection Networks, Internet Architecture
Interconnection through IP routers, Three primary class of IP
addresses and relevant properties, Resolution through direct mapping.

UNIT II

ARP refinements and Implementation, ARP encapsulation and


identification, ARP protocol format, Reverse address resolution protocol
Timing RARP transactions, Primary and Backup RARP servers.
Subnet and Supernet Extensions: Proxy ARP Subnet addressing,
Flexibility in subnet address assignment, Implementation of subnet
with masks, subject mask representation, Routing in the presence of
subnet subnet routing algorithm, A unified routing algorithm,
maintenance of subnet masks, Broadcasting to subnets-Supernet
addressing, the effect of superneting or routing.

UNIT III

Java features Differences between Java, C and C++ - Java and


Internet, Web browsers, Java Environment, Programme structure,
Tokens, Statements, Java virtual machine, Command line arguments,
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Variables, constants and data types, operators & expressions, decision


making and branching classes, objects and methods, arrays, strings
and vectors.

UNIT IV

Multiple Inheritance, Packages, multi threaded programming, errors


and exceptions, applet programming, graphics programming and
problems in JAVA.

UNIT V

HTML: Concepts of tags, layout comments, paragraphs, aligning, line


break, style tags, address, links, formatting, relative and absolute path,
images-Graphical link to images, CGI, Introduction to JavaScript & Perl.
Overview of E-Commerce and Internet security.

References: 1.1. COMER DE & STEVANS DL: Internet working with TCP/IP Vol I, 3rd
Edition, PHI, 1998.
2. E.BALAGURUSWAMY: Programming with Java Printer, TMH, 1999,
2nd Edition.

Attendance requirement: Minimum 80% during lecture and 100% during practical work sessions except for
some unprecedented mishaps.
Assessment and Evaluation:
1. Assignments 10%
2. Term paper 10%
3. Mid exam 30%
4. Final exam 50%

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EEng 7023 NEURAL NETWORKS & ITS APPLICATION

Objectives: To develop an ability to interpret and process satellite imagery and


other remote sensing products for use in water resources planning and
management. An understanding of GIS and its applications to water
resources planning and management is attained as well.

Learning outcome: To give students an appreciation of remote sensing and GIS and teach
them how to use simple models of Remote Sensing and GIS for water
resources applications.

Prerequisite: None

Credit Hour: 3

Contents: UNIT I
INTRODUCTION TO ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS
Neuro-physiology - General Processing Element - ADALINE - LMS
learning rule MADALINE - MR2 training algorithm.

UNIT - II
BPN AND BAM

Back Propagation Network - updating of output and hidden layer


weights - application of BPN associative memory - Bi-directional
Associative Memory Hopfield memory - travelling sales man problem.

UNIT- III
SIMULATED ANNEALING AND CPN

Annealing, Boltzmann machine - learning application - Counter


Propagation network architecture training Applications.

UNIT IV
SOM AND ART

Self-organizing map - learning algorithm - feature map classifier


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applications - architecture of Adaptive Resonance Theory - pattern


matching in ART network.

UNIT - V
NEOCOGNITRON

Architecture of Neocognitron Data processing and performance of


architecture of spacio - temporal networks for speech recognition.

References: 1. Freeman J.A. and Skapura B.M., Neural Networks, Algorithms


Applications and Programming Techniques, Addison-Wesely,
1990.
2. Laurene Fausett, Fundamentals of Neural Networks:
Architecture, Algorithms and Applications, Prentice Hall, 1994

Attendance requirement: Minimum 80% during lecture and 100% during practical work sessions except for
some unprecedented mishaps.
Assessment and Evaluation:
1. Assignments 10%
2. Term paper 10%
3. Mid exam 30%
4. Final exam 50%

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EEng7023 COMMUNICATION NETWORK & SECURITY

Objectives: To develop an understanding of environmental implications of water


resources projects. To develop skills for identifying, analysing and
managing environmental effects of water resources projects. To
develop a critical understanding of national and international policies
and legislation dealing with EIA.

Learning outcome: A student will be trained to perform an EIA.

Prerequisite: None

Credit Hour: 3

Contents: UNIT I
CONVENTIONAL ENCRYPTION
Introduction, Conventional encryption model, Steganography, Data
Encryption Standard, block cipher, Encryption algorithms,
confidentiality, Key distribution

UNIT - II
PUBLIC KEY ENCRYPTION AND HASHING
Principles of public key cryptosystems, RSA algorithm, Diffie-Hellman
Key Exchange. Elliptic curve cryptology, message authentification and
Hash functions, Hash and Mac algorithms, Digital signatures

UNIT- III
IP SECURITY
IP Security Overview, IP security Architecture, authentification
Header, Security payload, security associations, Key Management

UNIT IV
WEB SECURITY
Web security requirement, secure sockets layer, transport layer
security, secure electronic transaction, dual signature

UNIT - V
SYSTEM SECURITY

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Intruders, Viruses, Worms, firwewall design, Trusted systems,


antivirus techniques, digital Immune systems

References: 1. Grant, E. L. Ireson (1990) R.S Principles of Engineering Economy


8th ed. Ronald NY
2. Kadlec, R.H. Knight, R.L. Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater
Treatment, Lewis Publishers
3. Joeseph Malina Jr. Fredrick G. (1992) Design of anaerobic
Processes for the treatment of Industrial wastes Int. Water
Quality vol.7

Attendance requirement: Minimum 80% during lecture and 100% during practical work sessions except for
some unprecedented mishaps.
Assessment and Evaluation:
1. Assignments 10%
2. Term paper 10%
3. Mid exam 30%
4. Final exam 50%

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ENGINEERING FACULTY Computer Engineering

EEng7031 DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING

Objectives: On successful completion of this course the students will be able to


Digitize images
Carry out image transforms
Restore image
Compress and reconstruct images

Learning outcome: The student will understand how image processed and reconstructed

Prerequisite: Nill
Credit Hour: 3

Contents: UNIT I
CONTINUOUS AND DISCRETE IMAGES AND SYSTEMS

Light, Luminance, Brightness and Contrast, Eye, The Monochrome


Vision Model, Image Processing Problems and Applications, Vision
Camera, Digital Processing System, 2-D Sampling Theory, Aliasing,
Image Quantization, Lloyd Max Quantizer, Dither, Color Images, Linear
Systems And Shift Invariance, Fourier Transform, Z-Transform, Matrix
Theory Results, Block Matrices and Kronecker Products.

UNIT - II
IMAGE TRANSFORMS

2-D orthogonal and Unitary transforms, 1-D and 2-D DFT, Cosine,
Sine, Walsh, Hadamard, Haar, Slant, Karhunen-loeve, Singular value
Decomposition transforms.

UNIT- III
IMAGE ENHANCEMENT

Point operations - contrast stretching, clipping and thresholding density


slicing, Histogram equalization, modification and specification, spatial
operations - spatial averaging, low pass, high pass, band pass filtering,
direction smoothing, medium filtering, generalized cepstrum and
homomorphic filtering, edge enhancement using 2-D IIR and FIR
filters, color image enhancement.

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UNIT IV
IMAGE RESTORATION
Image observation models, sources of degradation, inverse and Wiener
filtering, geometric mean filter, non linear filters, smoothing splines
and interpolation, constrained least squares restoration.

UNIT - V
IMAGE DATA COMPRESSION AND IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION
FROM PROJECTIONS

Image data rates, pixel coding, predictive techniques transform coding


and vector DPCM, Block truncation coding, wavelet transform coding of
images, color image coding. Random transform, back projection
operator, inverse random transform, back projection algorithm, fan
beam and algebraic restoration techniques.

References: 1. Anil K. Jain, Fundamentals of Digital Image Processing,


PHI, 1995.
2. Sid Ahmed M.A., Image Processing, McGraw Hill Inc,
1995.
3. Gonzalaz R. and Wintz P., Digital Image Processing,
Addison Wesley, 2nd Ed, 1987.
4. William. K. Pratt, Digital Image Processing, Wiley
Interscience, 2nd Ed, 1991.

Attendance requirement: Minimum 80% during lecture and 100% during practical work sessions except for
some unprecedented mishaps.
Assessment and Evaluation:
1. Assignments 10%
2. Term paper 10%
3. Mid exam 30%
4. Final exam 50%

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BAHIR DAR UNIVERSITY Department of Electrical and
ENGINEERING FACULTY Computer Engineering

EEng 7031 ADVANCED SPEECH PROCESSING

On successful completion of this course the students will be able to


Objectives:
Comprehend basic concepts of radiation
Realize radiation from apertures and design antennas
Design micro strip antenna
Carry out antenna measurement and instrumentation
Learning outcome: Student will understand the principles of speech processing and design
digital speech processing systems.

Prerequisite: None

Credit Hour: 3

Contents:
UNIT - I

Digital Speech Processing: Introduction to digital speech processing,


digital transmission and storage of speech, speech synthesis, speaker
verification and identification systems, speech recognition and aids to
handicapped. Speech production mechanism, Classification of speech
sounds, Nature of speech signal, Models of speech production.

UNIT - II

Time domain methods for speech processing: Significance of short


time analysis. Time- domain parameter of speech: methods for
extracting the parameters. Energy, magnitude, zero crossing rate, Auto
correlation function, pitch estimation parallel processing.

UNIT - III

Frequency domain methods for speech processing: Short time Fourier


analysis, Filter bank analysis, spectrographic analysis, format
extraction, pitch extraction, analysis synthesis systems.

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UNIT - IV

Homomorphic analysis and LPC of speech: Cepstral analysis of speech


format and pitch estimation, formulation of linear prediction problem in
time domain: basic principle, autocorrelation methods, covariance
methods, solutions of LPC equations: Cholesky decomposition, Durbins
recursive algorithm, lattice formulation and solution, Comparison of
different methods. Applications of LPC parameters.

UNIT - V

Applications of speech signal processing: Speech recognition


Specification of a typical application, voice response system.
Algorithms: Spectral estimation, dynamic time warping, hidden markov
model. Speech synthesis: Text to speech, voice over IP. Speaker
verification and identification.

References: 1) 1. L.R. Rabiner and R.W.Schaffer: Digital processing of Speech


signals, Prentice Hall, 1978.
2. J.L.Flanagan: Speech analysis Synthesis and perception, 2nd
edition, Berlin, 1972.
3. I.H.Witten: Principles of computer speech, Academic press,
1982.

Attendance requirement: Minimum 80% during lecture and 100% during practical work sessions except for
some unprecedented mishaps.
Assessment and Evaluation:
1. Project work 20%
2. Mid exam 30%
3. Final exam 50%

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BAHIR DAR UNIVERSITY Department of Electrical and
ENGINEERING FACULTY Computer Engineering

EEng 7031 ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE AND COMPATIBILITY IN


SYSTEM DESIGN

On successful completion of this course the students will be able to


Objectives:
Comprehend basic concepts of electro magnetic
interference (EMI)
Be familiar with EMI coupling principles
Specify EMI civil and military standards
Carry out EMI measurements, test methods and
procedures
Analyze and suggest EMI control techniques
Design of PCBs for EMC
Learning outcome: The student will understand EMI operation and design circuit applied
for EMI.

Prerequisite: None

Credit Hour: 3

Contents: CHAPTER I EMI ENVIROMENT


Sources of EMI, conducted and radiated EMI, Transient EMI,EMI-
EMC Definitions and units of parameters.
CHAPTER-II EMI COUPLING PRINCIPLES
Conducted, Radiated and Transient Coupling, common Impedance
Ground coupling, Radiated common mode and Ground Loop
coupling, Radiated Differential mode coupling, Near Field cable to
cable coupling, power Mains and Power supply coupling.

CHAPTER III- EMI SPECIFICATION /STANDARDS/LIMITS

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Units of specifications, Civilian standards, Military standards.


CHAPTER IV- EMI MEASUREMENTS
EMI Test instruments/Systems, EMI test, EMI Shielded
chamber, open area test site, TEM cell Antennas, conductors
Sensors/injectors/couples, Military test method and
procedures, calibration procedure.
CHAPTER V: EMI CONTROL TECHNIQUES
Shielding, Filtering, Ground, Bonding, Isolation transformer,
transient Suppressors, cable routing, signal control,
component selection and mounting.
CHAPTER VI: EMC DESIGN OF PCBS
PCB Traces Cross Talk, Impedance control, power
distribution Decoupling, zoning, motherboard, designs and
propagation delay performance models.

References: 1) Bernhard Keiser, Principles of Electromagnetic Compatibility,


Artech house, 3rd Ed,1986.
2) Henry W.Ott, Noise reduction techniques in electronics systems,
John Wiley and Sons,1988.
3) V.P.Kodali, Engineering EMC Principles, Measurements and
Technologies, IEEE Press,1996.

Attendance requirement: Minimum 80% during lecture and 100% during practical work sessions except for
some unprecedented mishaps.
Assessment and Evaluation:
1. Project work 20%
2. Mid exam 30%
3. Final exam 50%

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EEng 7081 GRADUATE SEMINAR

On successful completion of this course the students will be able to


Objectives:
To train in suitable way for preparing research papers
and presenting them.
Learning outcome: The student will related what he/she learned to solve the problems
rise in the society or industry.

Prerequisite: EEng 6082

Credit Hour: 3

Contents: A student will select a topic of advanced standing, knowledge


of program core courses and it should be approved by the
Department.
The student shall work on reviewing literature, collection,
detailing of the work plan and deliverables during and at the
end of semester.
During the last week of the semester, the student should
present a seminar with a compiled report to the evaluation
committee for review, approval and assessment. During the
semester the progress in the course will be assessed by the
seminar supervisor.
Grade will be decided on the basis of the two seminars.
Literature: As per the nature and type of the Seminar

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Assessment and Evaluation


1. Interim Evaluation( based on Interim Report to be evaluated by seminar advisor)
25%
2. Final evaluation (based on Interim Report to be evaluated by seminar advisor) 25%
3. Presentation skills in Interim presentation( to be evaluated by a minimum of two
committee) 25%
4. Presentation skills in Final presentation ( to be evaluated by a minimum of two
committee) 25%

Final Evaluated will be based on pass/Fail grading as per a scale adopted


by the Department.

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EEng 7082 THESIS

On successful completion of this course the students will be able to


Objectives:
To integrated what a student has learned during the
courses of their study to solve a real world problem
through thesis work.
Learning outcome: The student will related what he/she learned to solve the problems
rise in the society or industry.

Prerequisite: Completion of all course work earlier to registration of Thesis.

Credit Hour: 3

Contents: Each M.Sc candidate will conduct a research work under the
supervision of an advisor in areas related to their
specialization.
The student will work fulltime either at the campus of at an
industry /organization approved by the Department as per the
approved work plan.
The progress will be monitored at regular coordination
meetings with the supervisor(s). during the semester/term,
the student will give interim presentation that will serve as
the mid-term evaluation also.
At the end of the semester/term, the student will make a
presentation along with a detailed thesis report to the
committee for evaluation. The grade will be decided on the
basis of the two assessments.
Literature: Research and Project Based

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Assessment and Evaluation

An Evaluation committee consisting of two members out of which at least one


member should be external member shall evaluate the thesis both at the interim and
final evaluations. the mode of evaluation is presented below.

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