This unit covers the fundamental concepts and techniques used when planning a mobile communication network. Cellular concepts used in modern communication systems and standards will be explored to provide a deeper understanding in wireless communication propagation effects. These include small-scale and large-scale fading channel effects and how to properly plan and manage performance of communication links. The student will design a communication network to specification while considering future data requirements and growth.
|Unit name||Communication Network Planning|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
|Coordinator||Doctor Brian Salmon|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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- Plan a communication network compliant with regulatorily standards and requirements
- Design a communication link with consideration of data requirements and both small- and large-scale fading effects on signal propagation.
- Explain technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences to justify design decisions.
- Design a multi-user communication network, satisfying conflicting technical requirements and applying engineering project management principles.
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PrerequisitesENG750 Signals and Linear Systems
2022 delivery will be by arrangement with the student.
|Assessment||Communications literature review (20%)|Fading communication channels (40%)|Network planning (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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