Courses & Units
Communication Systems ENG436
This unit introduces the fundamental concepts of modern communication systems for engineering students specialised in electronics and communication engineering and other electrical engineering streams. Analog communication system concepts are briefly discussed to set the scene for digital communication techniques. Concepts in digital communication include:
- Baseband and passband concepts
- Digital modulation
- Channel equalisation for the AWGN and multipath fading channels
- Error detection and correction
This unit is the discipline knowledge required for design and application of basic communication system or study of more advanced communication topics.
|Unit name||Communication Systems|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
|Coordinator||Doctor Brian Salmon|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Explain major components and technologies in modern communication systems including analog modulation and digital modulation techniques, communication channels, communication errors and communication system performance measures.
- Explain the design objectives of transmitters and receivers, and impairments that can impact the communication channel.
- Apply frequency domain and time domain methods to model typical analog and digital communication systems and analyse system function and efficiency.
- Design basic components in transmitter and receiver to achieve effective communication.
- Assess the performance of basic communication systems by simulation.
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PrerequisitesENG234 AND ENG332
1x 2-hour Weekly workshops
2 x 3-hour Laboratory sessions
|Assessment||In-semester test (20%)|Exam (40%)|Simulation project (20%)|Laboratory 1 (10%)|Laboratory 2 (10%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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