5 ECTS credits
125 h study time
Offer 1 with catalog number 4002089EER for all students in the 1st semester at a (E) Master - advanced level.
The clourse Signal Theory will be assigned to Prof. dr. ir. Gerd Vandersteen from academic year 2018-2019 onwards. The general content is as follows:
Introduction to signal and information theory: terminology, elements in a communication system, signal classification: deterministic, stochastic, and periodic signals.
The properties of stochastic signals:
Estimation of signals in the sense of the least squares.
Study of modulations: modulation-demodulation techniques + power spectra
Development of codes with unequal length and optimized coding.
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This course contributes to the following programme outcomes of the Master in Electronics and Information Technology Engineering:
The Master in Engineering Sciences has in-depth knowledge and understanding of
- exact sciences with the specificity of their application to engineering
- the advanced methods and theories to schematize and model complex problems or processes
The Master in Engineering Sciences can
- reformulate complex engineering problems in order to solve them (simplifying assumptions, reducing complexity)
The Master in Engineering Sciences has
16. an attitude of life-long learning as needed for the future development of his/her career
The Master in Electronics and Information Technology Engineering:
- Has an active knowledge of the theory and applications of electronics, information and communication technology, from component up to system level.
- Has a profound knowledge of either (i) nano- and opto-electronics and embedded systems, (ii) information and communication technology systems or (iii) measuring, modelling and control.
- Has a broad overview of the role of electronics, informatics and telecommunications in industry, business and society.
This introduction course (Introduction to signal theory, detection theory, information theory and modulation) is based on general concepts of mathematical analysis and algebra, statistics and probability theory. The fundamental theorems are proven and illustrated by practical applications in the technology. The student will be able to treat signals statically and he/she will be able to apply detection theory to signals that are heavily corrupted by noise.
The final grade is composed based on the following categories:
Oral Exam determines 100% of the final mark.
Within the Oral Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:
The final grade is composed based on the examination of the theory of the course.
The examination is oral, closed book, with written preparation phase. Students have to solve 2 practical engineering problems related to Information Theory. Hereto they are encouraged to bring a calculating device able to compute logarithms in the base of 2. One of the questions always relates to the production of optimal (or sub-optimal) source codes.
This offer is part of the following study plans:
Master of Electronics and Information Technology Engineering: Standaard traject (only offered in Dutch)
Master in Applied Sciences and Engineering: Computer Science: Profile Artificial Intelligence (only offered in Dutch)
Master in Applied Sciences and Engineering: Computer Science: Profile Multimedia (only offered in Dutch)
Master in Applied Sciences and Engineering: Computer Science: Profile Software Languages and Software Engineering (only offered in Dutch)
Master of Applied Sciences and Engineering: Computer Science: Profile Artificial Intelligence
Master of Applied Sciences and Engineering: Computer Science: Profile Multimedia
Master of Applied Sciences and Engineering: Computer Science: Profile Software Languages and Software Engineering