Wireless Systems and Advanced Communications

Course code ELEC4560Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Not to count for credit with ELEC4450 or ELEC4550

The course introduces wireless communication systems and information theory basics for communication systems. Module A covers principles of information theory and error control coding. Module B examines the rapidly growing field of wireless communications, focusing on the various techniques used in advanced communication systems to address the limitations of fading channels.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
ObjectivesThe two main objectives of this course are
a) provide an introduction to information theory and error control coding
b) study the practical consequences of communication over fading wireless channels
Graduates from the course will:
* appreciate the information theoretical background of communications
* have a broad understanding of the propagation characteristics of wireless channels
* be able to apply quantitative tools to characterise fading wireless channels
* appreciate the roles of diversity, space-time coding and OFDM in wireless communications
ContentModule A:
Information theory and error control coding: Review of discrete probability theory, Shannon's measure of information, principles of source coding, discrete memoryless channel, Shannon's noisy coding theorem, channel capacity, linear block codes and convolutional codes, maximum likelihood dcoding of convolutional codes, principles of iterative decoding.

Module B:
Fading wireless channels, the Rayleigh fading channel, diversity, multi-input/output (MIMO) channels, frequency-selective channels and orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)
Replacing Course(s)ELEC4500
TransitionNot to count for credit with ELEC4500. Students who need to repeat ELEC4500 should enroll in this course
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeELEC2500, MATH2420
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: Formalas per University's timetable
Laboratory Exercisesas per course handout
Quiz - Classclass quizzes as per course handout
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 8 hour(s) per Term for Full Term