Advanced Digital Communications

Course code ELEC4570Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The course introduces topics and concepts in the areas of communications, coding and information theory. The course will introduce topics on information and coding theory applied to telecommunication systems. The course will then discuss coding techniques. The course will cover important techniques such as OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) and spread spectrum used in broadband communication systems. It will also discuss some advanced topics on wireless communication.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesMain objectives of this course are:
i. Provide an introduction to information theory and it applications.
ii. Develop understanding of coding techniques to used for digital communications.
iii. Develop understanding of advanced multiplexing techniques such as OFDM and, CDMA and , WCDMA techniques.
iv. Understand basics of MIMO digital communication systems.
v. Understanding of advanced digital communication techniques to mitigate transmission channel problems to support broadband communication systems.
Content1. Coding: entropy, mutual information.
2. Channel coding: Shannon channel capacity theorem, and applications.
3. Advanced multiplexing: Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM), Spread Spectrum techniques.
4. Communication Channels: MIMO communication and advanced topics.
Replacing Course(s)ELEC4560
TransitionNot to count with ELEC4560. Those who need to repeat ELEC4560 should enrol in this course.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeELEC3540
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignmentsas per course handout
Examination: FormalExamination: Formal as per Universitys timetable.
Laboratory Exercisesas per course handout
Quiz - Classas per course handout
Seminaras per course handout
Contact HoursLaboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ELEC4570