spring 2022
ELE-3609 Signal Distribution and Transmission - 5 ECTS

Last changed 19.01.2022

Type of course

Cannot be taken as a single subject.

Recommended knowledge: A course in complex analysis.

Course content

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

Objectives of the course

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

Knowledge: 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.

Skills: 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.

Assessment 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


  • About the course
  • Campus: Narvik |
  • ECTS: 5
  • Course code: ELE-3609