Communications Principles

The Communications Principles Lab Manual covers a broad range of introductory digital and analog telecommunications topics through a series of hands-on laboratory experiments. Each experiment supports the theoretical concepts introduced in a first course in modern telecommunications. In each experiment, the student is challenged to build, measure, and consider concepts using the Emona Communications Board and NI ELVIS III instrumentation.
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After completing the labs in this manual, students will have the ability to complete the following actions:
  1. Discuss the use of amplitude, frequency, and phase in transmitting information in a signal.
  2. Describe how the time and frequency domain expressions of a signal are related, and discuss how and why signals are shifted in frequency.
  3. Describe the differences between continuous signals and discrete time (sampled) signals.
  4. Explain the relationship between analog and digital signals in a communications context, as well as describe the use of Fourier analysis.
  5. Describe the concept of the transmission model of a communications system.
  6. Construct various communications systems from their fundamental blocks.
  7. Improvise solutions to be able to process signals using the available blocks.
  8. Create new signals and systems using LabVIEW code, both as a generator and receiver of signals.




Level Undergraduate
Topic Communications
Style Laboratory
Prerequisite Skills Introductory Circuits; Instrumentation





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Emona Communications Board for NI ELVIS III

Application board for the NI ELVIS III developed to teach introductory digital and analog communications topics using a completely hands-on approach.

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