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ELEC5508: Wireless Engineering (2014 - Semester 2)
|Unit:||ELEC5508: Wireless Engineering (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Electrical and Information Engineering|
Dr Lin, Zihuai
|Session options:||Semester 2|
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|Brief Handbook Description:||This unit will introduce the key ideas in modern wireless telecommunications networks. It will address both physical layer issues such as propagation and modulation, plus network layer issues such as capacity, radio resource management and mobility management issues.
The following topics are covered. Mobile radio channel: Multipath fading, diversity, log-normal fading, mean propagation loss, propagation models. Cellular technologies: Cell types, coverage, frequency reuse, spectral efficiency, link budget, power budget, traffic capacity. Omnidirectional and sectorised antennas. Handover, interaction with the fixed network. Microcells and macrocells, Medium access control: Near-far effect and the hidden terminal problem. Multiple access schemes: FDMA, TDMA, CDMA. Aloha and s-Aloha, carrier sense multiple access, reservation-based MAC schemes, polling, spread-aloha multiple access. GSM: System architecture, radio resource management, mobility management, connection management.
Third generation systems: WCDMA and cdma2000. Wireless LANs: IEEE802.11, Hiperlan, Bluetooth. Convergence: GSM evolution to data services via GPRS and EDGE. Issues with TCP over wireless. Mobility management in MobileIP.
|Assumed Knowledge:||Basic knowledge in probability and statistics, analog and digital communications, error probability calculation in communications channels, and telecommunications network.|
Dr Chen, Zhuo
|T&L Activities:||Tutorial: The two sessions of the tutorial in a week are the same. The students could choose to attend any one of them.|
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|The ability to independently design a wireless network that suits the technical requirement of the customer within the budget. The ability is developed in the lecture and tutorial, and further strengthened in the project work.||Design (Level 4)|
|An ability to develop expertise in the analysis and design of wireless networks, such as IEEE 802.11 wireless local area networks. The expertise is obtained through lecture, tutorial, and project work.||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 5)|
|Some analytical capabilities will be developed in performance analysis of a wireless communicaitons system. In particular, mathematical tools and methodologies will be taught to analyze the error perfomance of wireless communications systems in fading channels based on the knowledge in probability and statistics.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)|
|Ability to locate, evaluate, grasp, and utilize various forms of information within the engineering discipline including technical books and reports, research articles, and industry standards. These attributes are developed through the project work and tutorials. In particular, in the project work, the students will do landscape search, find existing products, and identify the ones that best match the industrial customer requirements, which will significantly develop and enhance the information skills.||Information Seeking (Level 2)|
|The students are expected to develop skills in conveying ideas, concepts and solutions to both technical and non-technical audiences in a concise and clear manner. These skills are taught in lectures and reiterated in tutorials. In particular, these skills will be further developed and exercised in the project report, where each student needs to propose and elaborate on some economical technical solutions to some practical challenges in a concise and convincing way.||Communication (Level 2)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Design (Level 4)
Project: The project involves the design of a Wimax network based on certain performance requirement. The cost must also be considered in the design process. The students will draw on the expertise learned in the course, and carry out their own research in both areas of technical iusses and market situation.
Final Exam: The final exam will assess students' understanding of basic knowledge in wireless system performance as well as the ability to apply fundamental knowledge and theory in network design.
|Policies & Procedures:||See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.|
Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
|Online Course Content:||http://www.eelab.usyd.edu.au/ELEC5508/index.htm|
Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp
|Week 1||Wireless Networking: an Overview|
|Week 2||Propagation and Cellular Basics|
|Week 3||Diversity Reception and Transmission|
|Week 4||Wireless Media Access Control|
|Week 5||UMTS and WCDMA|
|Week 6||Capacity of Wireless Systems|
|Week 7||Wireless LANs, IEEE 802.11|
|Week 8||Wireless Local loops and IEEE 802.16|
|Week 9||Bluetooth and Zigbee|
|Week 10||GSM architecture, channel structure and resource management|
|Week 11||3GPP family of data services, GPRS/EDGE/UMTS|
|Week 12||3GPP: HSPA and LTE|
|Assessment Due: Project|
|STUVAC (Week 14)||This week is left free for independent study.|
|Exam Period||Any Exam or Quiz worth more than 30% of the final assessment will be scheduled in this two week period.|
|Assessment Due: Final Exam|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Project Management and Team Skills (Level 2)||No||0%|
|Design (Level 4)||Yes||29.33%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 5)||Yes||29.33%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)||Yes||29.33%|
|Information Seeking (Level 2)||Yes||6%|
|Communication (Level 2)||Yes||6%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 2)||No||0%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.