• Offered by RS Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Engineering
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Nan Yang
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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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 and cellular concept;

* Interference and traffic analysis for cellular networks;

* Wireless fading channel modelling and characterisation;

* Modulation and detection performance over fading channels;

* Equalisation techniques;

* Multi-carrier systems;

* Spread spectrum techniques;

* Receiver and transmitter diversity techniques;

* Information theory of wireless channels;

* Multiple antenna systems and space-time communications;

* Cooperative communications;

* Standards of wireless cellular networks (e.g. 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G and beyond).

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply cellular concepts to evaluate the signal reception performance in a cellular network and traffic analysis to design cellular network with given quality of service constraints.
  2. Determine the type and appropriate model of wireless fading channel based on the system parameters and the property of the wireless medium.
  3. Analyse and design receiver and transmitter diversity techniques.
  4. Determine the appropriate transceiver design of multi-antenna systems and evaluate the data rate performance.
  5. Design wireless communication systems with key 3G (e.g., CDMA) and 4G (OFDM) technologies.
  6. Describe and differentiate four generations of wireless standard for cellular networks.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Assignments (12%); (12) [LO null]
  2. Hardware Labs (3%); (3) [LO null]
  3. Simulink Project (20%); (20) [LO null]
  4. Mid-semester exam (20%); (20) [LO null]
  5. Final Exam (45%) (45) [LO null]

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Workload

10 hours/week including the following formal contact hours for the whole semester: 24 x 2-hour lectures, 6 x 1-hour tutorials, 1 x 3-hour hardware laboratory. A partfrom these, approximately 5 hours per week is required for independent study.

Inherent Requirements

NA - amendment

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ENGN3226. Incompatible with ENGN6536

Prescribed Texts

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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
2019 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5700
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
7777 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person N/A

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