- Code ENGN6536
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Engineering
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Engineering
- Areas of interest Engineering
In Sem 2 2022, this course is delivered on campus with adjustments for remote participation due to unavoidable COVID constraints.
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.
- 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).
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- 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;
- Determine the type and appropriate model of wireless fading channel based on the system parameters and the property of the wireless medium;
- Analyse and design receiver and transmitter diversity techniques;
- Determine the appropriate transceiver design of multi-antenna systems and evaluate the data rate performance;
- Design wireless communication systems with key 3G (e.g., CDMA) and 4G (OFDM) technologies.
- Describe and differentiate four generations of wireless standard for cellular networks.
- 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.
Professional Skills Mapping:
- Assignments (6) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Hardware Lab (3) [LO 5]
- Simulink Project (15) [LO 2,3,5]
- Mid-Semester Exam (20) [LO 1,2,3,5]
- Research Project (11) [LO 7]
- Final Exam (45) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
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WorkloadA standard workload of approximately 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. Apart from these, approximately 5 hours per week is required for independent and group-based study.
Requisite and Incompatibility
- Main: A.J. Goldsmith, Wireless Communications, Cambridge University Press, First Edition, 2005.
- Suggested: T.S. Rappaport, Wireless Communications: Theory and Practice, Prentice Hall, Second Edition, 2002
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