The University of Newcastle, Australia

Course handbook

Description

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.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2019

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Singapore)

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Understand basic elements of a communication system

2. Conduct analysis of baseband signals in time domain and in frequency domain

3. Demonstrate understanding of various analog and digital modulation and demodulation techniques techniques.

4. Analyse the performance of modulation and demodulation techniques in various transmission environments

5. Appreciate the importance of synchronisation in communication systems


Content

1.       Basic elements of a communication system

2.       Deterministic signal characterisation and analysis

3.       Review of probability theory, random variables and random processes

4.       Analog modulation and demodulation techniques: AM, FM

5.       Sampling and quantisation

6.       Optimum receiver for binary data transmission

7.       Baseband data transmission and line coding techniques

8.       Basic digital passband modulation and demodulation techniques: BASK, BPSK, BFSK, QPSK, OQPSK, MSK

9.       M-ary signalling techniques

10.   Signalling over bandlimited channels

11.   Synchronisation


Assumed knowledge

ELEC3540Analog and Digital CommunicationsThis 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.FENBEFaculty of Engineering and Built Environment513School of Electrical Engineering and Computing1030005980Semester 2 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan20195975Trimester 3 - 2019 (Singapore)PSBPSB Singapore2019ELEC24301.       Basic elements of a communication system2.       Deterministic signal characterisation and analysis3.       Review of probability theory, random variables and random processes4.       Analog modulation and demodulation techniques: AM, FM5.       Sampling and quantisation6.       Optimum receiver for binary data transmission7.       Baseband data transmission and line coding techniques8.       Basic digital passband modulation and demodulation techniques: BASK, BPSK, BFSK, QPSK, OQPSK, MSK9.       M-ary signalling techniques10.   Signalling over bandlimited channels11.   Synchronisation YOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Understand basic elements of a communication system2Conduct analysis of baseband signals in time domain and in frequency domain3Demonstrate understanding of various analog and digital modulation and demodulation techniques

techniques.4Analyse the performance of modulation and demodulation techniques in various transmission environments5Appreciate the importance of synchronisation in communication systems Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory Exercises and Written AssignmentsFormal Examination: Examination: FormalQuiz: Quiz - Class Callaghan and PSB SingaporeLaboratoryFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for5Weeks0LectureFace to Face On Campus3hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0TutorialFace to Face On Campus1hour(s)per Week for12Weeks2


Assessment items

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory Exercises and Written Assignments

Formal Examination: Examination: Formal

Quiz: Quiz - Class


Contact hours

Callaghan and PSB Singapore

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 5 Weeks

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 2