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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 some 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 tele traffic, traffic distribution and management are also covered. The subject is heavily focused on practical communications engineering and include s 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 .

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEddie Custovic

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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Incompatible subjectsELE5PMC

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Learning resources

Introduction to wireless and mobile systems

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorDharma P. Agrawal and Qing-An Zeng


Edition/Volume2ND EDN



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Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe advanced techniques in modern communication systems
02. Model and analyse communication channels in cellular communication systems
03. Use communication systems modelling and analysis tools such as MATLAB to simulate the MIMO and OFDM wireless communication standards.

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