- Code ENGN3226
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Engineering
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Engineering
- Areas of interest Information Technology, Engineering
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Parastoo Sadeghi
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2014
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This course presents the principles and techniques fundamental to the analysis and design of digital communication systems. It focuses on the basic building blocks of a digital communication system (channel encoder/decoder, digital modulator/demodulator and channel characteristics). The emphasis is on mathematical underpinnings of communications theory along with practical applications. Specific topics include:
- Probability and Random Processes: Probability distributions, Random variables, Random processes, Statistical averages, Correlation.
- Digital Modulation Techniques: Signal space analysis, BPSK, QPSK, QAM, bit error rates.
- Digital Demodulation & Detection Techniques: Correlator, Maximum a posteriori detection (MAP), Maximum likelihood detection (MLSD).
- Channel Encoder/Decoder: Linear block codes, Cyclic codes, Convolutional codes, Viterbi algorithm.
- Channel Characteristics: Wireline vs. wireless channels, Mathematical models for communication cannels, Characterization of multipath channels.
- Digital Communication Systems: Multiple Access techniques, TDMA vs. CDMA communication systems.
Simulink/Matlab is used extensively in the analysis and design.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Having successfully completed this course, students should be able to:-
- Describe a random process in terms of its mean and correlation functions and characterize special Gaussian and Rayleigh distributions.
- Identify methods of digital modulation and compare their performance using signal-space analysis.
- Explain receiver techniques for detection of a signal in AWGN channel.
- Characterize error-control coding techniques and explain the working of Viterbi algorithm.
- Explain the mechanism of signal propagation in wireless communication and classify characteristics of multipath propagation channels.
- Explain in simple words the working principles of basic building blocks of a digital communication system.
- Model digital communication systems using appropriate mathematical techniques (probability distributions, signal-space analysis, constellation diagrams, trellis graphs, impulse response).
- Develop an intuitive grasp of random variables and notion of random process and their characteristics.
- Simulate digital communication applications using Simulink.
- Calculate results using Matlab in a knowledgeable and confident manner.
- Typset mathematical reports in Latex.
Labs (18%), Project (20%), Mid-Semester Exam (12%), Final Exam (50%)
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Thirty one-hour lectures, four three-hour computer labs, two three-hour hardware labs and ten one-hour project tutorials
Requisite and Incompatibility
- Proakis, J.G. & Salehi, M., Communications Systems Engineering, 2nd edition, Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2002
- Proakis, John G., Digital Communications, 4th ed, McGraw Hill, 2001
- Sklar, Bernard, Digital Communications: Fundamentals and Applications, 2nd edition, Prentice Hall
- Rappaport, Theodore S. Wireless Communications Principles & Practice, 2nd edition, Prentice Hall, 2002.
- Haykin, Simon, Communication Systems, 4th edition, John Wiley, 2001.
- Goldsmith, Andrea Wireless Communications, Cambridge University Press, 2005.
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3877||17 Feb 2014||07 Mar 2014||31 Mar 2014||30 May 2014||In Person||N/A|