The University of Newcastle, Australia

Course handbook

Description

This course covers the concepts necessary to design a wireless communication system. It introduces radio propagation and transmission principles used in different wireless communication systems such as mobile telephone, satellite communication, TV and radio transmissions. The course discusses wireless channel characteristics such as fading, interference and Doppler shift to develop an advanced understanding of the radio engineering area. The course examines different techniques used to support voice, data and video communication in wireless systems, and also discusses wireless networks and their basic design from both a theoretical and practical perspective.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

1. Identify and discuss the operational and design problems of wireless communication systems.

2. Apply advanced techniques to design radio links and basic communication systems.

3. Apply mathematical and scientific principles to solve engineering design problems

4. Set up experiments and analyse system performance using wireless systems, hardware and software.

5. Discuss basic technical standards related to cellular and ad hoc wireless networks

6. Select and combine different wireless technologies for specific applications


Content

  • Point to point communication systems and capacity theorems
  • Wireless channel characteristics: radio models and wave propagation, delay and Dopplar spread
  • Diversity and equalisation
  • Source coding
  • Error detection and correction
  • Spread spectrum
  • OFDM
  • Multi-user communications and multi-user interference mitigation
  • Wireless cellular and ad-hoc networks and standards

Requisite

If you have completed ELEC3550 or ELCE4550, you cannot enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

ELEC6550Wireless CommunicationThis course covers the concepts necessary to design a wireless communication system. It introduces radio propagation and transmission principles used in different wireless communication systems such as mobile telephone, satellite communication, TV and radio transmissions. The course discusses wireless channel characteristics such as fading, interference and Doppler shift to develop an advanced understanding of the radio engineering area. The course examines different techniques used to support voice, data and video communication in wireless systems, and also discusses wireless networks and their basic design from both a theoretical and practical perspective.FENBEFaculty of Engineering and Built Environment513School of Electrical Engineering and Computing1060005980Semester 2 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan2019ELEC3540 Analog and Digital CommunicationsPoint to point communication systems and capacity theoremsWireless channel characteristics: radio models and wave propagation, delay and Dopplar spreadDiversity and equalisationSource codingError detection and correctionSpread spectrumOFDMMulti-user communications and multi-user interference mitigationWireless cellular and ad-hoc networks and standards YOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Identify and discuss the operational and design problems of wireless communication systems.2Apply advanced techniques to design radio links and basic communication systems.3Apply mathematical and scientific principles to solve engineering design problems4Set up experiments and analyse system performance using wireless systems, hardware and software.5Discuss basic technical standards related to cellular and ad hoc wireless networks6Select and combine different wireless technologies for specific applications If you have completed ELEC3550 or ELCE4550, you cannot enrol in this course.Written Assignment: AssignmentsQuiz: QuizzesReport: Lab ReportsFormal Examination: Formal Examination CallaghanLaboratoryFace to Face On Campus3hour(s)per Week for5Weeks0LectureFace to Face On Campus3hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0TutorialFace to Face On Campus1hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignments

Quiz: Quizzes

Report: Lab Reports

Formal Examination: Formal Examination


Contact hours

Callaghan

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 3 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 Full Term