Communication Engineering
Grade, SemesterYear 3 I/III [Department of Information Science Correspondence Course, Faculty of Science and Engineering]
CategorySpecial Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 2credit
 Syllabus Number4F301

Course Description

The aim of the class is student be able to understand the mechanism of communicating information such as audio and video to a distant place. It will learn about the basic technologies and mechanisms used in communication methods such as telecommunications, mobile communications, and microwave communications that we use. And will learn about analog / digital modulation, communication system configurations, and key technologies.
Specifically, we will acquire necessary skills and knowledge on DP2 and DP4.

Course Objectives

1. Student be able to explain the outline of the communication method and typical techniques.
2. Students be able to explain the features of microwave communication and an overview of typical multiplex communication methods.
3. Students be able to explain the mechanism of analog modulation, demodulation and digital modulation, and demodulation.
4. Students be able to explain the relay method that is indispensable for microwave communication.
5. Students can explain the principles and performance indicators of radar.

Grading Policy

Those who pass both the reports [Report A] and [Report B] will be eligible to take the test. Grades will be evaluated by the test.
It will be provided feedback (understanding the content and pointing out insufficient points as technical sentences) by correcting the report assignment.

Textbook and Reference

TextbookClasses are conducted with textbooks and subtexts. Subtext will be uploaded to LMS.
Textbook(ISBN-13: 978-4274222566) in Japanese.Kazuaki YoshimuraOhmasya, Ltd.
Textbook(ISBN-13: 978-4339007909) in Japanese.Hatori, Sugawara, Yatugi, Kobayashi and IzumiCORONA PUBLISHING CO.,LTD.


Follow the instructions posted in the lesson content to study.
It will expected about 4.5 hours for each lesson study, study of related matters and exercises.


In the test, examinee can bring textbooks, study notes, assignment reports, and scientific calculators. But examinee will couldn't pass the answer by reading the textbook during test. Therefore, examinee need a well prepared for the test.
This class is one of the exempted subjects for the qualification exam. (20T~16T) For details, please see the course requirements.


1Basics of telecommunications: basics of electromagnetic wave engineering and antenna gain
2Radio wave propagation: high-frequency radio waves, visible distance
3Analog modulation: example of frequency modulation
4Outline of digital modulation method
5Mechanism of digital modulator
6Mechanism of digital demodulator
7Noise figure: wireless receiver performance
8Multiplex communication method: pulse code modulation communication method
9Multiplexing: characteristics of pulse code modulated wave, transmission rate and modulation rate.
10Code division multiple access: mobile wireless communication
11Relay method 1: microwave relay system on ground
12Relay method 2: satellite communication system
13Radar: mechanism and performance indicators, example of pulse radar
14Review 1: review the issues pointed in the returned [ Report A]
15Review 2: review the issues pointed in the returned [ Report B]