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University of Tasmania
Electrical & Electronics Engineering Units - 1996


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AEA407 Electronic Systems

Provides methods of circuit design and analysis for use in the general instrumentation area, and for interfacing analog systems including systems involving transducers to digital systems. The unit discusses the performance and limitations of these systems including matters concerning operational amplifier limitations and noise performance. Studies cover analog microelectronics, and power amplifiers (discrete and integrated circuit), a discussion of general feedback theory and compensation techniques for discrete and IC amplifiers; and an investigation of selection of oscillator, pulse and function generator, analog multiplier, D/A and A/D converter, and trigger circuits.

Special notes
teaching staff Mr JH Brodie
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [8.5%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 2x1-hour lectures, a 1-hour tutorial a week (13 weeks) and 6x3-hour laboratory sessions
prerequisites AEA201, AEA202 and AEA407
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment 3-hour exam and in-semester test (85%), laboratory work (15%)
required texts, etc
Sedra AS and Smith KC, Microelectronic Circuits,  3rd edn, HRW International.

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Course: Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)
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AEA408 Control Engineering

Gives students some experience in the analysis and synthesis of continuous-time and discrete-time feedback control systems, and is organised around the concepts of classical transfer function approach and modern state space formulations. Studies cover the transfer function and state space representation of physical systems; performance criteria in control systems; Nyquist-and Bode plots; Nichols chart and the root locus method; series compensation and minor loop feedback compensation; sampling and z-transform theory; stability criteria of discrete-time systems; synthesis of digital controllers; and pole placement by state variable feedback.

Special notes
teaching staff Mr G Thé
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [8.5% (BSc 3pts)]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 2x1-hour lectures, a 1-hour tutorial a week (13 weeks) and 5x3-hour laboratory sessions
prerequisites AEA306
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment laboratory assignments (15%), 3-hour exam (85%)
required texts, etc
Phillip CL and Harbor RD, Feedback Control Systems,  2nd edn, Prentice-Hall, 1991.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)
Graduate Diploma of Engineering with Honours






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AEA409 Engineering Systems

Presents modern system theory that is relevant to the analysis and design of advanced computer controlled systems. Most of the material is also relevant to digital signal processing. Studies cover optimisation theory, algebraic constraints, dynamic optimisation, transversality conditions, differential constraints, linear quadratic control, matrix Riccati equation, Pontryagin's maximum principle, dynamic programming, Wiener-Hopf equation, spectral factorisation, system identification, state observers and Kalman filters; and an introduction to stochastic control.

Special notes
teaching staff Mr G Thé
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [8.5%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 2x1-hour lectures, a 1-hour tutorial a week (13 weeks) and 6x3-hour laboratory sessions
prerequisites AEA306 and AEA 311
corequisites AEA408
mutual exclusions
method of assessment 3-hour exam (85%), laboratory assignments (15%)
required texts, etc
Astrom KJ and Wittenmark B, Computer Controlled Systems: Theory and Design,  Prentice-Hall, 1984.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)
Graduate Diploma of Engineering with Honours






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AEA412 Computer and Data Networks

Introduces local area networks (LANs) and similar systems carrying data between computers. It includes the OSI model and data communication standards (V,X and R series); data link protocols; an examination of circuit, packet and message switching; a study of X.25 packet switched networks, network topologies, polling and random access strategies; IEEE802.X LANs; token passing bus and token ring networks; CD/CKMA and Ethernet systems; an examination of LAN operating systems and problems of network security and network management; the measurement of telecommunications traffic and the applications of queuing theory to the analysis of network throughput and response time, with examples of network planning, design and performance simulation.

Special notes
teaching staff Prof DT Nguyen, Dr DJH Lewis and external lecturers
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [8.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2x1-hour lectures and a 1-hour tutorial a week (13 weeks) and 6x3-hour laboratory sessions
prerequisites AEA301, AEA303, AEA315
corequisites
mutual exclusions AEB412
method of assessment 3-hour exam (70%), laboratory work and mid-sem test (30%)
required texts, etc
Schwarz M, Telecommunication Networks: protocols, modelling and analysis,  Addison-Wesley, 1987.

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Course: Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)
Graduate Diploma of Engineering with Honours






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AEA413 Software and Knowledge Engineering

Studies software engineering, expert systems and fuzzy logic and provides a working knowledge needed to build such systems. Studies cover software life cycle, requirements definition document; software prototyping and specification, implementation issues; data representation; software cost estimation; testing and quality assurance; testing and debugging; system delivery; maintenance; computer aided software engineering (CASE); object oriented programming; real time executive, software tools; knowledge-based system; expert system definition and history; knowledge representation; fuzzy knowledge and dealing with uncertainty; expert system tools and languages; Leonards expert system; development cycle; testing and maintenance; knowledge acquisition; bottlenecks to the implementation of expert systems; fuzzy logic, sets, and associate memory (FAM), composition rules, fuzzy logic embedded control systems, with examples.

Special notes
teaching staff Dr M Negnevitsky, Mr PA Watt, Prof DT Nguyen
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [8.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2x1-hour lectures, a 1-hour tutorial a week (13 weeks) and an 18-hour project
prerequisites AEA315 and AEA303
corequisites
mutual exclusions AEB413
method of assessment 3-hour exam (70%), laboratory and tutorial assignments (10%) and project (10%)
required texts, etc
Waterman DA, A Guide to Expert Systems,  Addision-Wesley, 1986.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)
Graduate Diploma of Engineering with Honours






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AEA414 Image Processing and Computer Vision

Introduces the techniques and tools used in modern image processing. Material studied provides the basis for the design of industrial and commercial image processing systems. Studies cover fundamentals of two-dimensional signal processing; the human visual system; colour image; video communication systems; object recognition; robot vision and fractals.

Special notes
teaching staff Prof DT Nguyen, Dr H Talhami
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [8.5%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 2x1-hour lectures, a 1-hour tutorial a week (13 weeks) and 5x3-hour laboratory sessions
prerequisites AEA311 and KME300
corequisites
mutual exclusions KCA324
method of assessment laboratory work (15%), mid-sem test (15%), 3-hour exam (70%). A pass will score above 50% total, with not less than 28/70 in the examination. If laboratory work is not completed, the student may be excluded from the examination.
required texts, etc
Gonzalez RC and Woods RE, Digital Image Processing,  Addison-Wesley.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)
Graduate Diploma of Engineering with Honours






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AEA416 Computer Systems 2

Covers the operation of microprocessors and micro-controllers and systems based on these devices, including the operation of peripheral devices and digital data transmission. Advanced algorithmic state machines and the implementation of micro code is discussed. A selection of various input and output peripheral devices are examined. The design and implementation of application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) is given for programmable logic devices (PLDs) and gate arrays. The unit gives an introduction to information theory, and international standards and protocols of information transmission, including the OSI reference model and X.25 packet switching, are discussed.

Special notes
teaching staff Mr PA Watt
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [8.5% (BSc 3pts)]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2x1-hour lectures and a 1-hour tutorial a week (13 weeks) and 5x3-hour laboratory sessions
prerequisites AEA302 and AEA303
corequisites
mutual exclusions AEB416
method of assessment 3-hour exam (70%), project (15%) and laboratory assignments (15%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Science Schedule (S3G)
Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)
Graduate Diploma of Engineering with Honours





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AEA431 Signal Processing

Reviews the development of analog and digital filter systems. A very large number of analog filter designs is available, so emphasis is placed on those that have emerged as high performance systems relevant in the context of modern digital filter developments. Hybrid digital analog systems are examined as well as modern developments in both IIR and FIR filter systems. Computer aided analysis is used in the investigation of these filters. Studies cover analysis and design of filter systems; an introduction to approximation theory; basic filter designs, including single and multi-operation amplifier realisations, and sensitivity and amplifier parasitic; digital filters (IIR and FIR systems). The unit introduces stochastic processes as well as Wiener and Kalman filtering.

Special notes
teaching staff Mr JH Brodie, Dr H Talhami
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [8.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2x1-hour lectures, a 1-hour tutorial a week (13 weeks) and 6x3-hour laboratory sessions
prerequisites AEA301 and AEA311
corequisites AEA407
mutual exclusions
method of assessment 3-hour exam and in-semester test (85%), laboratory assignments (15%)
required texts, etc
[p/b] Van Valkenburg ME, Analog Filter Design,  Holt, Rinehart & Winston.
Proakis JG and Manolakis DG, Digital Signal Processing,  2nd edn, Macmillan, 1992.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)
Graduate Diploma of Engineering with Honours






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AEA432 Digital Communications

Teaches digital techniques used in various stages and components of a digital communication system. These stages cover sequentially: the acquisition of real-world (analog) signals or information; the conversion and/or coding of these signals into digital forms; the transmission of the digital signals along physical (band limited) channels; and the reconstruction and decoding back to the original analog form at the receiving end. Topics include PCM techniques and TDM-PCM digital telephony; an introduction to data communications; baseband transmission principles; digital radio; and fibre optics.

Special notes
teaching staff Prof DT Nguyen, Dr DJH Lewis
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [8.5% (BSc 3pts)]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2x1-hour lectures, a1-hour tutorial a week (13 weeks) and 4x3-hour laboratory sessions
prerequisites AEA301, AEA306, and AEA311
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment 3-hour exam in July (70%), a 1-hour test in April (15%), two laboratory reports (15%)
required texts, etc
Haykin S, Digital Communications,  Wiley, 1988.
Stremler FG, Introduction to Communication Systems,  Wesley, 1982.
Roden MS, Digital Communications System Design,  Prentice Hall, 1988.

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Course: Bachelor of Science Schedule (S3G)
Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)
Graduate Diploma of Engineering with Honours





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AEA441 Power Systems 2

Is designed as a sequel to AEA321 (above), and covers a selection of topics that will be directly of use to a graduate who chooses a career with an Electricity Supply authority. The syllabus is chosen from analysis of unbalanced conditions by the method of symmetrical components; load flow; load scheduling economics; harmonics in power systems; eddy currents; power frequency interference and shielding; earthing; self and mutual inductances involving earth return currents; and reliability.

Special notes
teaching staff Dr M Negnevitsky
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [8.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2x1-hour lectures, 1-hour tutorial a week (13 weeks) and 6x3-hour laboratory sessions
prerequisites AEA321
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment laboratory work (15%), assignment (10%), 3-hour exam (75%); a pass mark will be about 50% total, with not less than 30/75 for the examination. If laboratory work and the assignment are not done, a student may be excluded from the examination.
required texts, etc
Weedy BM, Electric Power Systems,  3rd edn, Wiley, 1994.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)
Graduate Diploma of Engineering with Honours






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AEA445 Power Electronic Drive Systems

Introduces the principles of operation of a range of electronic variable speed drives and soft-starters. By the end of this unit, students should be able to select a particular drive system for a given application and justify their choice with reference to operational criteria. An analysis of the performance of selected drive systems concludes the unit.

Special notes
teaching staff Mr J Arneaud
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [8.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2x1-hour lectures, a 1-hour tutorial a week (13 weeks) and 6x3-hour laboratory sessions
prerequisites AEA203 and AEA322
corequisites
mutual exclusions AEB445
method of assessment exam and in-semester test (75%), laboratory reports and assignments (25%)
required texts, etc
[p/b] Shepherd W and Hulley LN, Power Electronics and Motor Control,  Cambridge Univ Press.

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Course: Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)
Graduate Diploma of Engineering with Honours






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AEA446 Industrial Power Engineering Applications

Enables students to understand the principles and methods used in the modelling of induction and synchronous machines in computer simulations and research papers. Simple methods for the analysis of synchronous machine behaviour are introduced and applied to laboratory machines. Assignments include the use of computer modelling software packages.

Special notes
teaching staff Mr J Arneaud
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [8.5%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 2x1-hour lectures, a 1-hour tutorial a week (13 weeks) and 5x3-hour laboratory sessions
prerequisites AEA203 and AEA322
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment exam and in-semester test (75%), laboratory reports and assignments (25%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)
Graduate Diploma of Engineering with Honours






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AEA447 Measurement and Process Control

Introduces the principles of a range of transducers as used in typical measurement systems. Students become familiar with techniques for the acquisition, transmission, recording and manipulation of data. They should be able to discuss the principles of electromagnetic interference and describe techniques used to avoid EMI. Computer interfacing, network and Programmable Logic Controller standards are introduced. Practical work involves the use of measurement systems connected with PCs and PLCs.

Special notes
teaching staff Mr J Arneaud
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [8.5%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 2x1-hour lectures, a 1-hour tutorial a week (13 weeks) and 6x3-hour laboratory sessions
prerequisites AEA303
corequisites
mutual exclusions AEB447
method of assessment 3-hour exam (70%), laboratory reports and assignments (30%)
required texts, etc
Dally JW, Riley WF and McConnell KG, Instrumentation for Engineering Measurements,  2nd edn, J Wiley, 1993.
Warnock JG, Programmable Controllers Operation and Application,  Prentice-Hall, 1988.

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Course: Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)
Graduate Diploma of Engineering with Honours






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AEA452 Engineering Design 3 (Electrical Power)

Is a project in electrical power engineering, which may involve research and development work, engineering design, literature survey, experimental or theoretical work, computational studies, simulation, and implementation. Students are also shown how to prepare written and oral communications, make presentations as a speaker or witness at a meeting, and participate in negotiation, mediation and arbitration.

Special notes
teaching staff each project is supervised by a staff member
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [20%]
teaching pattern full year - a total of 208 hrs of design throughout the year
prerequisites AEA321, AEA322, AEA306, and (AEA352 or ACM355)
corequisites depends on the individual project as determined by Head of Department
mutual exclusions
method of assessment project work, the individual project report or thesis, and the presentation of a seminar based on the individual project.
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)







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AEA453 Engineering Design 3 (Electronics and Computer Engineering)

Is a project in electronics and communications engineering, which may involve research and development work, engineering design, literature survey, experimental or theoretical work, computational studies, simulation, and implementation. Students are also shown how to prepare written and oral communications, make presentations as a speaker or witness at a meeting, and participate in negotiation, mediation and arbitration.

Special notes
teaching staff each project will be supervised by a staff member
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [20%]
teaching pattern full year - a total of 208 hrs of design throughout the year
prerequisites AEA302, AEA303, AEA306 and (AEA352 or ACM355)
corequisites depends on the individual project as determined by Head of Department
mutual exclusions
method of assessment project work, the individual project report or thesis, and the presentation of a seminar based on the individual project.
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)







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AEA461 Business Strategies and Marketing for Engineers

Introduces marketing and financing of engineering ventures and shows how business strategies evolve. Marketing topics include marketing and sales functions in an organisation, market research, production life cycles, strategies, customer service and product packaging; financing engineering projects and business, capital structures and sources, capital budgeting, taxation and financial risk; and strategies related to business operations and management information systems, markets and competitors, strategic and business planning and the whole environment.

Special notes
teaching staff Dr P Greenwood, and external lecturers
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [6% (BSurv 5%)]
teaching pattern sem 1 - a mixture of 39x1-hour lectures and tutorials
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions AEB461
method of assessment 2 hour exam (50%) and assignments (50%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)
Bachelor of Technology (Manufacturing Technology) (N3F)
Bachelor of Surveying (N3D)
Graduate Diploma of Engineering with Honours




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AEA492 Electrical Power Engineering Honours Thesis

Involves extensions to the major project work in AEA452 (above) and concentrates on research aspects of the chosen project. A typed and bound thesis embodying this work must be submitted. Only one thesis, covering work in both AEA452 and AEA492, need be submitted.

Special notes
teaching staff each project will be supervised by a staff member
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [0%]
teaching pattern full-year - additional research type project work throughout the year
prerequisites completion of the first three examinations (or equiv) with sufficient merit
corequisites an approved fourth year course including AEA452
mutual exclusions
method of assessment Honours thesis (100%)
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (N4A)







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AEA493 Electronics and Computer Engineering Honours Thesis

Involves extensions to the major project work in AEA452 (above) and concentrates on research aspects of the chosen project. A typed and bound thesis embodying this work must be submitted. Only one thesis, covering work in both AEA453 and AEA493, need be submitted.

Special notes
teaching staff each project will be supervised by a staff member
campus & mode
unit weight [0%]
teaching pattern full year - additional research type project work through the year
prerequisites completion of the first three examinations (or equiv) with sufficient merit
corequisites an approved fourth year course including AEA453
mutual exclusions
method of assessment Honours thesis (100%). For grade of honours, see the Faculty of Engineering and Surveying section earlier in this handbook - BE(Hons) entry.
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (N4A)







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