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TEC2141

Faculty of Engineering

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)J Armstrong

Synopsis

This unit begins with baseband digital transmission, error detection and correction, including source coding, line coding, pulse shaping, ISI and Nyquist criterion, error probability with and without coding, information theory, and limitations to compression and error correction. Modulation schemes covered include AM, FM and phase modulation, digital modulation, PAM, QAM, constellation diagrams, multi-path propagation and multi-carrier modulation, OFDM, and multiple access techniques. Circuit switching and packet switching will be contrasted, including signalling and the OSI reference model of layered protocols. Finally the effects of noise, interference and cross-talk will be covered.

Objectives

An understanding of modern digital communications systems, how they exploit spectrum allocation, and how they deal with noise and interference.

Assessment

Laboratory and assignment work: 30%
Examinations (3 hours): 70%. Student must achieve a mark of 45% in each component to achieve an overall pass grade

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Arthur Lowery

Contact hours

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

Prohibitions

ECE2041, ECE2401, TEC2740