440-2210/01 – Software Tools in Communication Technologies (SNKS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of TelecommunicationsCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Jan Skapa, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Jan Skapa, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
DVO133 Ing. Marek Dvorský, Ph.D.
JAL0022 Ing. Jakub Jalowiczor
REZ106 Ing. Filip Řezáč, Ph.D.
ROZ132 Ing. Jan Rozhon, Ph.D.
SEB74 Ing. Roman Šebesta, Ph.D.
SKA109 Ing. Jan Skapa, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 0+4
Part-time Graded credit 0+14

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with software tools used for design and simulation analysis of communication systems and tools, for modeling and visualization of individual steps in signal processing in telecommunications. Students will learn to compare commercial (licensed) and free software tools, to evaluate their advantages and disadvantages and areas of use. They will be able to use these tools to simulate electronic and optical elements in communication systems, radio transmission systems and computer networks.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The course focuses on the basic software tools for modeling of signals and systems in telecommunication technologies. Students will learn the tools for modeling and simulation of electronic, optical and radio systems used in communication transmission systems, as well as tools for analyzing and modeling the function of computer networks.

Compulsory literature:

A. Stephen L. Campbell, Jean-Philippe Chancelier, Ramine Nikoukhah. [i]Modeling and Simulation in Scilab/Scicos.[/i] 2006. ISBN-10: 0-387-27802-8 ISBN-13: 978-0387278025. B. **** **** C. “Radiolab: manual”, Radio Mobile - RF propagation simulation software, 2017. [Online]. Available: http://radiomobile.pe1mew.nl/. [Accessed: 03-Nov.-2017]. “CST – Computer Simulation Technology: manuál”, CST – Computer Simulation Technology, 2017. [Online]. Available: https://www.cst.com/academia/. [Accessed: 03-Nov.-2017]. “MM Hamsoft: manual”, MM Hamsoft. [Online]. Available: http://hamsoft.ca/pages/mmana-gal.php. [Accessed: 03-Nov.-2017]. “NEC based antenna modeler and optimizer: manuál”, NEC based antenna modeler and optimizer. [Online]. Available: http://www.qsl.net/4nec2/. [Accessed: 03-Nov.-2017]. D. WELSH, Ch. “GNS3 Network Simulation Guide”. ISBN 978-1782160809.

Recommended literature:

A. GOMEZ, Claude, Carey BUNKS, Jean-Philippe CHANCELIER, François DELEBECQUE, Maurice GOURSAT, Ramine NIKOUKHAH a Serge STEER, ed. Engineering and scientific computing with Scilab. New York: Springer Science+Business Media, 2013. ISBN 978-1-4612-7204-5.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

4 projects


Other requirements

There are no additional requirements.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

The semester is divided into 4 parts in which the students are introduced to the simulation tools: - general communication systems and their sub-elements -- connection between mathematical model and simulation model; signals in time domain (harmonic signal, signal composed of 2 and more harmonic signals, rectangular signal, pulse), -- the spectrum of transmitted communication signals; harmonic signals, their composition, beats and their influence on the spectrum, -- an electronic RLC system as a filter and its effect on the spectrum of the transmitted signal, -- amplitude modulation; spectrum of the amplitude modulated signal when transmitted by the communication system, - systems and signals in optical communications -- sources for optical communications and their spectral power characteristics, -- filters in optical communications (Bragg gratings) and their influence on the spectrum of the transmitted signal, -- circulators and their use in communication systems, -- WDM communication systems - spectrum; channel multiplexing and demultiplexing, - radio communication systems -- analysis of radio signal propagation in an open space environment using the RadioMobile opensource tool, -- tools for antenna modeling, introduction to simulations of RF elements, - simulation of communication protocols and networks, -- an overview of the most used protocols and their analysis, -- design and simulation of network infrastructure, -- low-level work with packets and transmitted data, automated content generation and parsing, -- functional and performance testing of SIP infrastructure.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Graded credit Graded credit 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 1 absence is allowed.

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2019/2020 (B0714A060008) Mobile Technology P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0714A060010) Telecommunication Technology TK K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type A study plan
2019/2020 (B0714A060008) Mobile Technology K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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