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ECE5024 - Wireless communications

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Engineering

Leader(s): S Jenvey

Offered

Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit is a study of the fundamentals of radio transmitters and receivers, the wireless radio channel and radio/wireless networks. An investigation into the configuration of wireless units to create communications systems and networks leads on to an appreciation of the diversity of wireless applications for personal and public use.

Objectives

To understand the basics of radio transmission and reception in different frequency bands and different physical environments
To understand the limitations on radio communications imposed by the radio channel
To learn the wide range of applications of radio/wireless technology
To understand mobile radio communications and its networking capabilities.

Assessment

Continuous assessment: 20%
Research/project/assignment activity: 20%
Examination (3 hours): 60%. Students must achieve a mark of 50% in all three components to achieve an overall pass grade.

Contact hours

3 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory and practice classes and 6 hours of private study per week

Prerequisites

Knowledge equivalent to ECE2021

Prohibitions

ECE4024

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