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ELEC5738: Foundations Comm Electronics & Photonics (2014 - Semester 2)
|Unit:||ELEC5738: Foundations Comm Electronics & Photonics (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Electrical & Information Engineering|
Professor Minasian, Robert
|Session options:||Semester 2|
|Versions for this Unit:|
|Brief Handbook Description:||This unit of study provides an introduction to the fundamental operation and design of transmitter and receiver subsystems for two broad classes of communications systems: those based on electronic transmission and those based on optical transmission.
In the area of electronic communication subsystems, the course presents transmitter and receiver design. Topics relating to the transmitter comprise electronic oscillator sources, tuned electronic amplifiers, and modulators. Topics relating to receiver design comprise RF and IF frequency selective amplifiers, mixers, demodulators, phase-lock loops, feedback amplifiers, and high frequency RF and microwave communication amplifiers. In the area of optical communication subsystems, the course presents photonic transmitters and receivers. On the transmitter side this focuses on the principles of light generation in optical sources such as semiconductor lasers and light emitting diodes, electro-optic modulation of light, and optical amplifiers. On the receiver side, photodetectors, optical receivers, and front-end circuits are discussed. The principles and design of these subsystems are considered with reference to a basic optoelectronic communication link.
|Assumed Knowledge:||A background in basic electronics and circuit theory is assumed.|
|T&L Activities:||Independent Study: Self-study|
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|
|Design and problem solving skills of the subsystems are developed in assignments and laboratory work with reference to a basic optoelectronic link, and a complete electronic communication system.||Design (Level 3)|
|Gain an understanding of electronic transmitters and the receivers, the former comprising oscillator sources, tuned amplifiers, and modulators, the latter comprising RF and IF frequency selective amplifiers, mixers demodulators, and feedback amplifiers. Also gain an understanding optical communication transmitter and receiver subsystems, comprising light generation, modulation of light, photodetectors, optical receivers, and front-end circuits.||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)|
|Gain a fundamental comprehension of the subsystems for two broad classes of communications systems: those based on electronic transmission and those based on optical transmission.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 2)|
|In addition to the understanding the text and lecture notes, students need to do additional information searches to obtain necessary supplementary material.||Information Seeking (Level 2)|
|Ability to communicate knowledge in written report and in oral presentation.||Communication (Level 2)|
|Group work in labs and tutorials.||Project and Team Skills (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 3)
Assignment: Assignments and Laboratory work
Final Exam: Exam-2 hours
|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.
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||Introduction: electronics and photonics communications|
|Week 2||Feedback amplifiers|
|Week 3||Tuned amplifiers|
|Week 5||Optical source: LED|
|Week 6||Optical source: laser|
|Week 7||Electro-optic modulators|
|Week 8||Optical amplfiers|
|Week 9||Optical detectors|
|Week 10||Basic optoelectronic links|
|Week 11||Modulation and demodulation|
|Week 13||High frequency amplifiers|
|STUVAC (Week 14)||This week is left free for independent study.|
|Exam Period||Exam Period Any Exam or Quiz worth more than 30% of the final assessment will be scheduled in this two week period. Final Exam.|
|Assessment Due: Final Exam|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
|Graduate Certificate in Engineering||2011|
|Graduate Diploma in Engineering||2011|
|Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical)||2013, 2014|
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Design (Level 3)||Yes||15.28%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)||Yes||45.84%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 2)||Yes||30.56%|
|Information Seeking (Level 2)||Yes||2.78%|
|Communication (Level 2)||Yes||2.78%|
|Project and Team Skills (Level 2)||Yes||2.78%|
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.