Lecturers: José Ruela (coordinator), António Nogueira, Bruno Dias, Susana Sargento
Aims: The main objective of this course is to present the fundamentals of modern telecommunications systems and simultaneously enable students to consolidate and integrate previously acquired knowledge in this area. The course will mainly focus on two subjects: the network basic mechanisms and the TCP/IP architecture. The course will rely on a strong laboratorial component that will enable students to complement their theoretical knowledge with a set of guided experiments that will embrace the different layers and protocols of the TCP/IP architecture.
Lecturers: Paulo Ferreira (coordinator), Joaquim Neves, João Barros, José Cabral, Miguel Rodrigues
Aims: The objective of the course is to expose the students to cutting-edge research topics in relevant areas of digital communications, covering both theoretical and applied issues of recognized importance in contemporary communications. The course is not intended as an exhaustive survey of the area. On one hand, it revisits or complements the students’s background in digital communications. On the other hand, it brings to the students’s attention some of the challenges and open issues of the field that are currently under vigorous investigation. It is planned that some of the course lectures will be crash-courses where the relevant background is revisited. The focus of the remaining lectures will be on advanced topics and recent results.
1. Single-user information theory
Lecturers: Sushil Mendiratta (coordinator), Inês Carvalho, Paulo Mendes
Aims: To give the students some examples of the application of the general theory of electromagnetism along with mathematical formulations appropriate to solving the propagation of unguided and guided electromagnetic waves. The student must be able to identify and understand the main requirements, limitations, parameters, and the fundamentals associated with generation, propagation, and radiation of electromagnetic fields.