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Communication Channels

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Please note that if you wish to register for assessment in this module you must complete your booking in early September.  However if you do not wish to take assessment in this module then booking of at least 3 weeks prior module start date is required.


This course is for practising engineers in industry and commerce who wish to acquire universal principles, concepts and applications of communication channels.

This course introduces the practicalities of telecommunication channels, channel modelling, the constraints of the operating environment, ways these constraints are countered and the corresponding tools for analysis.

The contents include: The free space channel - Friis equations, antennas, receivers and receiver noise, CNR calculation, fading in terrestrial and satellite links  weather and ionospheric effects, Rayleigh and Mie fading, satellite and optical links, methods of countering channel imperfections - diversity techniques and equalisers.

This module is a component of MSc in Digital Communications, Mobile Communications. 

Course details

Course code
Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Two weeks
Course leader
Professor Yiannis Vardaxoglou, FREng
Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Places available


Target audience
This course is for academic and industrial researchers and engineers who wish to extend their knowledge of communication channels.
Previous experience
To get the most out of this course you will be a graduate engineer or have appropriate industrial experience.



Course fee
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Accommodation costs
Not included
Accommodation information
A variety of on and off campus accommodation to suit different budgets is available from imago, our conference and events service. Go to


Cancellations: in the event of cancellation by the delegate, an administration fee of £250.00 for each student place is levied.  Cancellations must be received at least 10 working days prior to the start of the course.  We regret that no refund of course fees can be made for cancellations received after this date. 

To apply for a refund you must inform us, in writing, and provide written evidence of the original payment as refunds will only be paid to the account from where it originated. 

The University also reserves the right to make reasonable alterations to the content of the course.  In the event of cancellation by the University, fees will be refunded in full.  It does not accept liability for costs incurred by delegates or their organisations for cancellation of travel arrangements and/or accommodation.

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