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Communication Systems ENG743

Introduction

This unit introduces modern communication systems fundamentals for engineering students specialised in electronics and communication engineering and other electrical engineering streams. It starts with an introduction to analog communication systems for the concepts of AM and FM communication, and phase locked loop for FM synchronisation. After discussed pulse code modulation (PCM), the baseband modulation theory is discussed. An introduction to advanced digital modulation is included with a wireless communication case study. This unit is the discipline knowledge required for design and application of basic communication system or study of more advanced communication topics in Communication systems 2. Prerequisite knowledge is assumed in areas of basic analogue and digital electronics.

Summary

Unit name Communication Systems
Unit code ENG743
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator Doctor Danchi Jiang
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
  • Critique the design objective and the life cycle requirements of a digital communication system design to meet client needs with reference to state of the art practices.
  • Apply frequency domain and time domain methods to model typical analog and digital communication systems and analyse system function and efficiency.
  • Design components in transmitter and receiver to achieve effective communication.
  • Evaluate performance of communication systems through simulation.
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Requisites

Prerequisites

ENG741 Analog Electronics|ENG746 Digital Electronics

Teaching

AssessmentTest or quiz (10%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (30%)|Project (50%)|Laboratory/practical (10%)
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Textbooks

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