PERSONAL MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS

ELE5PMC

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will focus on advanced radio-based communication systems including the study of mobile radio communication systems, the evolution of mobile communications from 1G to 4G networks and radar system fundamentals. Students will learn important concepts in the design of radio networks including link budgets, propagation path losses, transmitter/receiver parameters, antenna theory and application. Concepts such as teletraffic, traffic distribution and management are also covered. The subject is heavily focused on practical communications engineering and includes a minor project which enables students to design, manufacture and test antenna systems. The unit also examines global challenges around frequency spectrum allocation and sustainable practice for communications systems.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBo Liu

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ELE3CMN or ELE5FCM or Admission to LMEM or SMTNE or SMELE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ELE4ACS

Equivalent subjects None

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply analytical tools and fundamental principles to the design of advanced communication systems.

Activities:
Theory taught in Lectures. Practiced and applied in Laboratories

02. Analyse important radio communication system parameters using analytical software tools.

Activities:
Theory taught in Lectures. Practiced and applied in Laboratories

03. Analyse and design antenna and communications systems based on fundamental communications principles.

Activities:
Theory taught in Lectures. Practiced and applied in Laboratory classes. Major assessment of this is in design project.

04. Simulate and evaluate communication systems under varying conditions.

Activities:
Primarily through Laboratories and Assignment

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEddie Custovic

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour examination (2,000-words equivalent)50 01, 02, 03
Laboratory Work - 8 laboratory sessions (1,600 words total spanning)Students perform simulations and analysis of communications systems. Each laboratory includes problem-solving exercises that students complete which are reviewed and assessed directly in the laboratory by a demonstrator20 01, 02, 03, 04
One written assignment (500-words)Students complete a written assignment covering analysis of communication systems10 04
Communications systems Project (1,000-words)Students complete a design project for a communications system which involves technical design alongside planning and business constraints.20 03