- Code ENGN6626
- Unit Value 6 units
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Describe random variables and random processes in terms of their mean, variance, and correlation functions and characterize important random variables and processes.
2. Identify and analyse methods of digital modulation and compare their performance using signal-space analysis.
3. Explain receiver techniques for detection of a signal in AWGN channels.
4. Characterize error-control coding techniques and explain the working of Viterbi algorithm.
5. Compute source entropy and channel capacity and apply Huffman coding technique.
6. Develop an intuitive grasp of random variables and notion of random process and their characteristics.
7. Explain in simple words the working principles of basic building blocks of a digital communication systems.
8. Model digital communication systems using appropriate mathematical techniques (probability distributions, signal-space analysis, constellation diagrams, trellis graphs).
9. Provide sound evaluation of digital communication systems in terms of their performance and complexity.
10. Use Matlab for simulation of digital communication systems in a knowledgeable and confident manner.
• Labs and assignments (23%)
• Tutorial attendance (2%)
• Mid-semester exam (20%)
• Final exam (55%)
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9-10 hours per week workload is expected. This includes
36-39 hours of formal lectures,
2 three-hour computer labs,
3 three-hour hardware labs,
4-6 one-hour formal tutorials,
plus adequate self study, assignments, lab reports and exam preparations.
Requisite and Incompatibility
- 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.
- Proakis, J.G. & Salehi, M., Communications Systems Engineering, 2nd edition, Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2002
Assumed knowledge of electronics and communications enigneering
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2291||16 Feb 2015||06 Mar 2015||31 Mar 2015||29 May 2015||In Person||N/A|