spring 2019

ELE-3502 Signal Distribution and Transmission - 5 ECTS

Sist endret: 17.10.2019

The course is provided by

Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology


Narvik |

Type of course

Cannot be taken as a single subject

Admission requirements

A relevant undergraduate bachelor Engineering program with minimum 30 credits Mathematics/statistics topics

Recommended knowledge: A course in complex analysis.

Course content

Introduction to bus standards for industrial control systems; discrete-time signal and systems, z-transform, sampling, transform analysis, frequency response, impulse response, filter design techniques, discrete Fourier transform, Fourier-analysis.

Objectives of the course

After completed course the students should have the following learning outcome:

The candidate
-knows the characteristics of the most common bus standards used in industry control systems and can describe the difference between them.
-has knowledge in analog and digital signal transmission and processing.

The candidate
-can apply the concepts and methods from this module to practical systems.
-is able to design basic parts of a signal transmission and processing system.

General competence:
The candidate
-understands how signal processing is used to improve the usability of a system.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Classroom lectures and written exercises.
The course takes two weeks, each of 30 hours. Each day 4 hours of lectures, and 2 hours of exercises


Mandatory task
Mandatory laboratory exercises. Project work must be completed and approved to gain access to the exam.

3 hours written exam.
Grading scale is from A (highest) to F (lowest), with E as the minimum pass grade.

There will be arranged a re-sit exam for this course

Date for examination

Written exam 04.03.2019

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.


Recommended reading/syllabus

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Hand-outs will be given during classes.

Additional litterature:
Introduction to Mechatronic Design
J. E. Carryer, M. Ohline, T. Kenny