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ELEC3405: Communications Electronics and Photonics (2013 - Semester 2)
|Unit:||ELEC3405: Communications Electronics and Photonics (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Electrical and Information Engineering|
A/Prof Calvo, Rafael
|Session options:||Semester 2|
|Versions for this Unit:|
|Brief Handbook Description:||This unit of study provides an introduction to the fundamental operation and design of transmitter and receiver subsystems for two broad classes of communications systems: those based on electronic transmission and those based on optical transmission.
In the area of electronic communication subsystems, the course presents transmitter and receiver design. Topics relating to the transmitter comprise electronic oscillator sources, tuned electronic amplifiers, and modulators. Topics relating to receiver design comprise RF and IF frequency selective amplifiers, mixers, demodulators, phase-lock loops, feedback amplifiers, and high frequency RF and microwave communication amplifiers. In the area of optical communication subsystems, the course presents photonic transmitters and receivers. On the transmitter side this focuses on the principles of light generation in optical sources such as semiconductor lasers and light emitting diodes, electro-optic modulation of light, and optical amplifiers. On the receiver side, photodetectors, optical receivers, and front-end circuits are discussed. The principles and design of these subsystems are considered with reference to a basic optoelectronic communication link.
|Assumed Knowledge:||ELEC2104. A background in basic electronics and circuit theory is assumed.|
Dr Chan, Erwin
|Tutor/s:||Anh Nguyen, Mattia Pagani|
|T&L Activities:||Independent Study: Self-study|
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|Design and problem solving skills of the subsystems are developed in assignments and laboratory work with reference to a basic optoelectronic link, and a complete electronic communication system.||Design (Level 4)|
|Gain an understanding of electronic transmitters and the receivers, the former comprising oscillator sources, tuned amplifiers, and modulators, the latter comprising RF and IF frequency selective amplifiers, mixers demodulators, and feedback amplifiers. Also gain an understanding optical communication transmitter and receiver subsystems, comprising light generation, modulation of light, photodetectors, optical receivers, and front-end circuits.||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 5)|
|Gain a fundamental comprehension of the subsystems for two broad classes of communications systems: those based on electronic transmission and those based on optical transmission.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)|
|In addition to the understanding the text and lecture notes, students need to do additional information searches to obtain necessary supplementary material.||Information Seeking (Level 2)|
|Ability to communicate knowledge in written report and in oral presentation.||Communication (Level 2)|
|Group work in labs and tutorials.||Project Management and Teamwork (Level 2)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Design (Level 4)
Final Exam: Exam - 2 hours
Assignment: Assignments and Laboratory work
|Faculty Policies & Procedures:||Academic Honesty in Coursework. All students must submit a cover sheet for all assessment work that declares that the work is original and not plagiarised from the work of others.
Coursework assessment and examination policy. The faculty policy is to use standards based assessment for units where grades are returned and criteria based assessment for Pass/Fail only units. Norm referenced assessment will only be used in exceptional circumstances and its use will need to be justified to the Undergraduate Studies Committee. Special consideration for illness or misadventure may be considered when an assessment component is severely affected. This policy gives the details of the information that is required to be submitted along with the appropriate procedures and forms.
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Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
|Note on Resources:||
P. Gray, R. Meyer,"Analysis and design of analog integrated circuits," Wiley.
J. Palais,"Fiber optic communications," Prentice Hall.
Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp
|Week 1||Introduction: electronics and photonics communications|
|Week 2||Feedback amplifiers|
|Week 3||Tuned amplifiers|
|Week 5||Optical source: LED|
|Week 6||Optical source: laser|
|Week 7||Electro-optic modulators|
|Week 8||Optical amplifiers|
|Week 9||Optical photodetectors|
|Week 10||Basic optoeelctronic links|
|Week 11||Modulation and demodulation|
|Week 13||High frequency amplifiers|
|STUVAC (Week 14)||For independent studies.|
|Exam Period||Exam Period Any Exam or Quiz worth more than 30% of the final assessment will be scheduled in this two week period. Final Exam.|
|This week is left free for independent study.|
|Assessment Due: Final Exam|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Design (Level 4)||Yes||15.28%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 5)||Yes||45.84%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)||Yes||30.56%|
|Information Seeking (Level 2)||Yes||2.78%|
|Communication (Level 2)||Yes||2.78%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 2)||No||0%|
|Project Management and Teamwork (Level 2)||Yes||2.78%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.