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ELEC4505: Digital Communication Systems (2016 - Semester 1)
|Unit:||ELEC4505: Digital Communication Systems (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Electrical & Information Engineering|
Dr Lin, Zihuai
|Session options:||Semester 1|
|Versions for this Unit:|
|Brief Handbook Description:||The lecture starts with an overview of major components of a digital communication system and current technology. Then the following knowledge will be covered: efficient coding/representation of information source, channel coding of information to combat noise and interference, optimal received design, principles of incoherent systems, error probability calculations, solutions to problems caused by transmitting a signal through a bandlimited channel and caused by multipath, and spread spectrum systems. The lecture concludes with a discussion of future directions of digital communication systems.|
Dr Hardjawana , Wibowo
Dr Lin, Zihuai
|T&L Activities:||Tutorial: Tutorial.
Laboratory: Hardware laboratories with TIMS equipment.
Independent Study: Self study and home study by students
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 analysis skills developed in context of communication system implementation.||Design (Level 3)|
|Advanced system level design knowledge of modern communication systems.||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)|
|Fundamental knowledge of the techniques that underpin modern communication systems. Understanding of fundamental engineering design trade-offs.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)|
|Need to understand and follow lab procedures and conduct experiments under controlled conditions. Need to read and understand the text and the lecture notes. Need to do a significant amount of information search and research for the essay component of assessment.||Information Seeking (Level 2)|
|Advanced research literature based skills in essay writing.||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.Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)
Lab Reports (40%)
There will be four labs, conducted in groups of 3-4 students each. Totally 12 groups
You need to attend lab to submit lab report
The first lab is optional
For other four labs, you are asked to hand in one report, each worth 10%
Completion of all modules,
Clarity, clear explanations and good understanding of experimental results
Closed Book Examination (55%)
The examination will feature 5~6 questions, each of which consists of a few parts.
|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 to Wireless Communication Systems|
|Week 2||Lab 1|
|Source Coding, Part 1|
|Week 3||Tutorial 1|
|Source Coding, Part 2|
|Week 4||Channel Coding, Part 1|
|Week 5||Channel Coding, Part 2|
|Week 6||Optimal Receiver Design|
|Week 7||Incoherent Systems, Error Probability Calculations Part 1|
|Week 8||Tutorial 4|
|Error Probability Calculations Part 2|
|Week 9||Transmission Through Bandlimited Channels|
|Week 10||Transmission on Fading Multipath Channels|
|Week 11||Lab 5|
|Spread Spectrum Systems|
|Week 12||Tutorial 6|
|Telecommunications –The Future?|
|Week 13||Review Questions|
|STUVAC (Week 14)||Self Study and Exam Preparation|
|Exam Period||Final Exam|
|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:
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)||Yes||16.67%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)||Yes||42.5%|
|Communication (Level 2)||Yes||40.83%|
|Design (Level 3)||Yes||0%|
|Information Seeking (Level 2)||Yes||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.