440-2103/04 – Introduction to Communication Technologies (ÚdKT)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of TelecommunicationsCredits6
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Miroslav Vozňák, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Miroslav Vozňák, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
GAJ10 Dr. Ing. Libor Gajdošík
MIC26 Ing. Libor Michalek, Ph.D.
NED086 Ing. Jan Nedoma, Ph.D.
ORC0009 Ing. Lukáš Orčík
PAR0038 Ing. Pavol Partila, Ph.D.
REZ106 Ing. Filip Řezáč, Ph.D.
ROZ132 Ing. Jan Rozhon, Ph.D.
SEB74 Ing. Roman Šebesta, Ph.D.
SKA109 Ing. Jan Skapa, Ph.D.
VOZ29 prof. Ing. Miroslav Vozňák, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 3+2
Combined Graded credit 2+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Understand the basic units, quantities and technologies in telecommunications. Learning outcomes are set so that the students are able to identify and apply tasks in the field of communication technology.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs
Project work


The student gets information about the technologies and principles of information transmission in metallic, optical, wireless and access networks. He/She will understand their use and understands the techniques of different types of communication networks. The generation of an electrical signal and its adaptation for transmission in various kinds of environments puts the student in the broad field of communication technologies. Of course, at the application level, attention is paid to problematic of the multimedia tranfering and the future of communications that belong to the next generation networks. Students will also acquire basic information from imageand sound processing and also the fundementals of the security in communications is not neglected. This knowledge forms the pillars for future telecommunication education. Conclusion of the course belongs to the vision and concrete examples of the use of communication technologies in practice.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Compulsory literature:

T. Anttalainen, J. Ville: Introduction to Communication Networks, Artech House Communications and Network Engineering Series, 367 p., 2014.

Recommended literature:

M. Clark: Networks and Telecommunications, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2nd edition, 973 p., 2001.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Every student has posibility to obtains maximum permissible 100 points in the during semester, it inclusive of: • solution of projects 2x20 points, • laboratory practice, 4x5 points, • check tests 2x20 points.



Další požadavky na studenta

No additional requirements are placed on the student.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Evolution in communication History of communications. Signals and Signal Frequencies. Simplex and duplex communication (radio, television x telephone). Concepts of backbone and access network. 2. Communication networks Signaling and synchronization in communication networks. Backbone and Access Network technologies. 3. Metallic networks Symmetrical and asymmetric lines. Replacement management model. Attenuation, Crosstalk. Effect of capacitance imbalance on line transfer function. Bridging targeting methods. 4. Optical networks Advantages and disadvantages of aerial optical paths, LASER and LED connectors. The principle of light transmission by fiber optic. Total reflection. Attenuation in opt fibers. Spectral attenuation characteristic of opt fibers. Dispersions in optical fibers. Spectrum of semiconductor light sources for opt. WDM networks. 5. Access networks xDSL technology (overview, principles, ...) DOCSIS technology. 6. Wireless networks Distribution of Radio Spectrum. Basics of radio signal propagation, radiocommunications chain, overview of radio channel systems (Wifi-BT-Wimax-Zigbee). 7. Computer Networks I TCP/IP model and architecture, relationship to RM OSI model. Datagram, packet, frame, encapsulation. MAC address, IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. TCP and UDP transport protocols. Ethernet and its types. 8. Computer Networks II Networks active elements - HUB, switch router, fundamentals of routing (routing protocols - RIP, OSPF, BGP). Advanced services in networking - DHCP, NAT, DNS. 9. Mobile technologies 1st and 2nd generation mobile networks (overview) - 3rd and 4th generation mobile networks (UMTS, LTE). Data mobile networks (HSCSD, GPRS, EDGE, HSPA, LTE). 10. Multimedia Communications I Multimedia features. Protocols suitable for real-time transmission of information. Codecs for voice and quality transmission parameters. 11. Multimedia Communcations II Video, Color models - RGB, CMY, CMYK, YUV. HD, Full HD and UHD resolution. Picture and video processing options, compression, formats and containers. Video distribution methods. 12. Safety of communications The role of cryptography and the cryptographic system. Confidentiality, integrity, authentication, access control. Overview of ciphers and algorithms, hash functions and digital signature. Future of cryptography - quantum key distribution. 13. The concept of the Internet of things Description of technology and used transmission networks, principles of information transfer in IoT infrastructure, introduction to protocols and usage possibilities, overview of hardware and functional possibilities. 14. Trends and visions of communication technologies Specific demonstration solutions of communication networks from the point of view of the logical structure, used technologies and services.

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

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