ELEC4505: Digital Communication Systems (2013 - Semester 1)
|Unit:||ELEC4505: Digital Communication Systems (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Electrical and Information Engineering|
Dr Mao, Guoqiang
|Session options:||Semester 1|
|Versions for this Unit:|
|Brief Handbook Description:||Digitally modulated signals: non-linear modulation methods, continuous phase FSK, continuous phase modulation. Modulated carrier data transmission: QPSK, QAM, MFSK, MSK. Trellis coded modulation and modem technologies. Spread spectrum, including frequency hopping and CDMA principles. Plus selected topics from: Optical communication systems - single and multi-channel systems, performance criteria and systems analysis. Satellite communications systems. Cellular mobile radio systems.|
|Assumed Knowledge:||ELEC3505 Communications|
Dr Mao, Guoqiang
|T&L Activities:||Tutorial: Tutorial.
Laboratory: Hardware laboratories with TIMS equipment.
Independent Study: Self study and home study by students
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 analysis skills developed in context of communication system implementation.||Design (Level 4)|
|Advanced system level design knowledge of modern communication systems.||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 5)|
|Fundamental knowledge of the techniques that underpin modern communication systems. Understanding of fundamental engineering design trade-offs.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)|
|Need to understand and follow lab procedures and conduct experiments under controlled conditions. Need to read and understand the text and the lecture notes. Need to do a significant amount of information search and research for the essay component of assessment.||Information Seeking (Level 2)|
|Advanced research literature based skills in essay writing.||Communication (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: Final Exam
Lab Report: Lab reports
Assignment: Tutorial submissions
|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.
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Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
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||Communications Systems: Source coding, channel coding|
|Week 2||Lab 1|
|Communications Systems: Modulation, channels, equaliztion|
|Week 3||Modulated carrier data transmission: PSK|
|Week 4||Modulated carrier data transmission: QAM|
|Week 5||Lab 2|
|Modulated carrier data transmission: MFSK|
|Week 6||Tutorial 3|
|Trellis coded modulation and Viterbi detection|
|Week 7||Spread spectrum including frequency hopping techniques|
|Week 8||Tutorial 4|
|Week 9||Lab 4|
|Selected topics on optical communication systems|
|Week 10||Tutorial 5|
|Selected topics on single and multi-channel systems|
|Week 11||Selected topics on performance criteria and systems analysis|
|Week 12||Tutorial 6|
|Selected topics on satellite communications systems|
|Week 13||Review Questions|
|Selected topics on cellular mobile radio systems|
|STUVAC (Week 14)||Self Study and Exam Preparation|
|Exam Period||Final Exam|
|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:
|Project Management and Teamwork (Level 2)||No||0%|
|Design (Level 4)||Yes||10%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 5)||Yes||13.33%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)||Yes||34.17%|
|Information Seeking (Level 2)||Yes||0%|
|Communication (Level 2)||Yes||42.5%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 2)||No||0%|
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.