• Offered by Research School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Engineering
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Xiangyun Zhou
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2016
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This course provides a comprehensive overview and advanced knowledge of modern mobile and wireless communication systems. Building on the prior knowledge on digital communications, students develop further understanding on the challenges and opportunities brought by the wireless medium in designing current and future wireless communication systems and networks. Topics include: overview of digital wireless communications, cellular concept; interference and traffic analysis for cellular networks; wireless fading channel modelling and characterization; modulation and detection performance over fading channels; equalization techniques; multi-carrier systems; spread spectrum techniques; receiver and transmitter diversity techniques; information theory of wireless channels; multiple antenna systems and space-time communications; and cooperative communications; 2G standards (e.g. GSM, CDMA), 3G standards and beyond.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1.  Apply the cellular concepts to evaluate the signal reception  performance in a cellular network.
2.  Apply the traffic analysis to design cellular network with given  quality of service constraints.
3.  Determine the type and appropriate model of wireless fading  channel based on the system parameters and the property of the wireless medium.
4.  Analyse and design receiver and transmitter diversity techniques.
5.  Determine the appropriate transceiver design of multi-antenna  systems and evaluate the data rate performance.
6.  Design wireless communication systems with key 3G (e.g., CDMA) and 4G (OFDM) technologies.
7.  Describe and differentiate four generations of wireless standard for cellular networks.
8. ¬∑Apply research skills to develop a deep understanding on an emerging wireless technology beyond the scope of the lecture materials and critically analyze the recent research outcomes.

Indicative Assessment

Assignments (8%); Laboratory (3%); Mid-Semester Exam (15%); Projects (29%); Final Exam (45%)

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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying Master of Engineering.

Prescribed Texts

  1. Main: A.J. Goldsmith, Wireless Communications, Cambridge University Press, First Edition, 2005.
  2. Suggested: T.S. Rappaport, Wireless Communications: Theory and Practice, Prentice Hall, Second Edition, 2002

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3480
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4638
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8110 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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