Laboratory of Wireless Technologies 1

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to give the students the practical skills to implement various video communication technologies and practical knowledge about the phenomena related to the transmission of microwave and optical electromagnetic waves. Students gain the insight into video processing methods with applications in communication systems. The restrictions imposed by particular components in the optical communication systems are considered (optical fibers, laser sources, photo-detectors, optical amplifiers). Students will understand the concepts of transmission structures with distributed parameters and microwave phenomena. The course offers an individual hands-on experience about the concepts that are taught in Video Communication Technologies, Optical Communication Systems and Microwave Electronics.

General Competencies

Practical knowledge about video processing methods with applications in communication systems. Ability to choose and implement suitable video processing algorithms for meeting specific demands in given communication system. Understanding the phenomena and the restrictions related to the transmission of information with an optical signal and by using an opto-electrical transformation. Practical knowledge about about passive and active microwave circuits, microwave CAD software and test equipment. Practical skills to plan, design, implement, analyze, maintain and modify video and optical communication systems.

Learning Outcomes

  1. explain video processing methods with applications in communication systems
  2. combine basic image and video compression techniques and create coder
  3. select parameters of communication system to provide robust and spectrum efficient video signal transmission
  4. identify characteristics of lasers, optical fibers, optical amplifiers and photo-detectors
  5. analyze characteristics of optical link
  6. select parameters of optical communication system to provide efficient signal transmission
  7. explain operating principles of microwave measurement equipment (power meter, frequency counter, spectrum analyzer, network analyzer)
  8. apply microwave measurement equipment to characterize microwave circuits

Forms of Teaching





Laboratory Work


Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Laboratory Exercises 0 % 100 % 0 % 0 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Video signal characteristics. Component and composite video signals.
  2. Video signal analog to digital convesion. Video signal sampling formats.
  3. Statistical and frequency image properties. MPEG-2 and H.264/AVC video coding.
  4. Image compression using discrete wavelet transform (DWT).
  5. Simulation model for the evaluation of DVB-T System parameters.
  6. Measurements of laser and photo-detector characteristics.
  7. Measurements of optical fiber characteristics. Measurement of optical fiber link using OTDR - optical time-domain reflectometer. Connecting fibers using splicing technique.
  8. Optical fiber amplifier characteristics (EDFA).
  9. Optical communication systems based on wavelength multiplexing.
  10. Impedance measurement using waveguide hybrid T-junction.
  11. Gunn oscillator, reflection amplifier.
  12. Injection-locking of a microwave oscillator.
  13. Measurement of scattering parameters of a microwave transistor.
  14. Measurement of microstrip transmission line.
  15. Optical communication systems design. Video communication systems design.

Study Programmes

University graduate
[FER2-HR] Wireless Technologies - profile
(1. semester)


S. Grgić, T. Kos, M. Grgić (2002.), Digitalna televizija - upute za laboratorijske vježbe, FER
S. Grgić, M. Grgić (2002.), Televizija - upute za laboratorijske vježbe, FER
B. Kviz, G. Stojkovski, S. Zentner Pilinsky, Z. Šipuš, B. Markoja (2003.), Optički komunikacijski sustavi - Upute za laboratorijske vježbe, FER
D.Derickson (1998.), Fiber Optic Test and Measurement, Prentice-Hall

Laboratory exercises

For students


ID 35242
  Winter semester
L1 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lectures
0 Seminar
0 Exercises
60 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

90 Excellent
78 Very Good
62 Good
50 Acceptable