Undergraduate

PASIPHAE's academic activities fall into the Telecommunications and Multimedia thematic sector of the Informatics Engineering department's Programme of Studies. The taught courses and the corresponding laboratory work are designed and prepared in such a way to fulfil the modern market needs, to allow graduates to cope with new challenges created by the rapidly evolving technologies of telecommunications systems, as well as to prepare them to continue their studies at postgraduate or doctoral diplomas in Greece or abroad. PASIPHAE also supports a number of dissertation reports and final year thesis in state-of-the-art topics of telecommunication systems and services. A list of the taught undergraduate courses and the recent final year thesis are depicted below.

Undergraduate modules

Wireless Networks
Course Code ΤΠΕ01Ι   Type of Course Compulsory Telecommunications & Multimedia
Theory/Lab Sessions 3 hours/2 hours ECTS Credits 7
Semester 6 or 7 Faculty Evangelos Pallis

Aim: To provide students with essential knowledge and skills enabling them to a) design wireless networks, b) analyse and evaluate their performance, c) implement and maintain them and d) develop applications and services that may be delivered over wireless networks.

Course description:Introduction to wireless systems and networks. Evolution of wireless communication systems. Wireless environment, propagation and path-loss. Analytical and empirical models of propagation path-loss. Types of fading and channel characterization. Basic principles and design of cellular systems. Types of interference. Spectral efficiency. Coding, digital modulation techniques, spread spectrum and diversity. Channel capacity. Techniques of wireless resource management. Medium access control protocols and multiple access techniques FDMA, TDMA, CDMA. Functional and physical architecture and radio coverage. Technologies of wireless local area networks and IEEE 802.11 WiMAX.

Satellite Communications

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Digital TV Principles
Course Code ΤΠΕ00Ρ Type of Course Compulsory Telecommunications & Multimedia
Theory/Lab Sessions 3 hours/2 hours ECTS Credits 7
Semester 6 or 7 Faculty Evangelos Pallis

Aim: To provide students with essential knowledge and skills enabling them to a) design digital TV platforms, b) analyse and evaluate their performance, c) implement and maintain them and d) develop applications and services that may be delivered either via linear or over interactive infrastructures.

Course description: Review of analogue TV standards (PAL, SECAM, NTSC, NICAM) και introduction to digital TV ones (DVB, ISDB, ATSC, DMB). Video and audio compression techniques and principles of MPEG2/4 standards. Study of digital video broadcasting standard (DVB), multiplexing and encapsulation mechanisms, error protection and correction mechanisms (Reed Solomon, Forward Error Correction), orthogonal frequency division multiplexing, single frequency networks. Services and applications (EPG, IP broadcast, MHP, HBBTV) and interactivity. Regenerative architectures and convergence with heterogeneous telecommunication and Internet technologies, mobile reception (DVB-H) and second generation digital video broadcasting (DVB-T2).

Interactive Broadcasting

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Integrated Services Communications
Course Code ΤΠΕ01Ι Type of Course Core
Theory/Lab Sessions 2 hours/2 hours ECTS Credits 3
Semester 6 or 7 Faculty Evangelos Pallis

Aim: This course aims to provide students the principles of Integrated Services Communications, by delving into technologies such as ISDN, xSDL and ATM, corresponding architectures and techniques for optimized resource exploitation with maximum possible QoS provision. The course also elaborates on the principles of P Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) for integrated management of networks and services, as well as on MPLS and DiffServ technologies for guaranteed QoS provision in an end-to-end approach.

Course description: Narrow and Broadband ISDN, Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and its exploitation over wireless/cabled networks, end-to-end QoS provision techniques and protocols, network resource exploitation technologies and standards (DiffServ, MPLS), content awareness at the network layer and network awareness at the service layer, network virtualization techniques and software defined networking.