Analog and Digital Communications

Course code ELEC3540Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

This course provides a thorough introduction to the basic principles and techniques used in analog and digital communications. The course will introduce analog and digital modulation techniques, communication receiver and transmitter design, baseband and bandpass communication techniques, line coding techniques, noise analysis and multiplexing techniques. The course also introduces analytical techniques to evaluate the performance of communication systems.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
UoN SingaporeTrimester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThis course provides students with a very good understanding of basic communication engineering techniques and principles related to transmission of information over wired and wireless communication channels. The course starts with a review of the Fourier transform and information signal properties. The course then focuses on developing an understanding of the principles and techniques of analogue modulation. Communication transmitter and receiver design techniques are discussed for different transmission conditions. Noise analysis techniques are also introduced. The course then covers a range of digital modulation techniques which are frequently used in modern communication systems. The course also introduces a range of baseband and bandpass communication techniques including different line coding techniques. Optimal digital receiver design techniques are briefly discussed. Multiplexing techniques are also discussed in the course. After completing the course students will develop good understanding of basic communication techniques and have the ability to analyse the performance of communication systems.
Content1. Review of complex analysis, Fourier transform, random variables, random signals.
2. Basic elements of communications systems.
3. Baseband signal properties, spectral properties and analysis.
4. Amplitude, frequency and phase modulation and demodulation techniques: AM, DSB, SSB, FM and. PM.
5. Communication transmitter and receiver design; superheterodyne principle, carrier recovery, coherent and non-coherent demodulation techniques, carrier recovery.
6. Noise analysis technique and effects of noise on baseband transmission.
7. Digital modulation and demodulation techniques: ASK, FSK, PSK, BPSK, QPSK, QAM.
8. Digital transmitter and receivers, detection and optimum receiver.
9. Bandpass communication techniques, line coding techniques.
10. Multiplexing techniques: FDM, TDM and CDM.
Replacing Course(s)ELEC3530
TransitionNot to be counted for credit with ELEC3530 or ELEC3520. Students who need to repeat ELEC3530 should enrol in this course.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeELEC2400 and MATH2420
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Student Projects
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignmentsas per course handout.
Examination: FormalFormal as per Universitys timetable.
Laboratory Exercisesas per course handout.
Quiz - ClassClass: as per course handout.
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Laboratory: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ELEC3540