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EE3700 - Communications Systems Principles

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject aims to present the basic principles that underlie the analysis and design principle of modern digital communication systems. This subject involves the transmission of information in digital form from a source that generates the information to one or more destinations. In this subject, we cover the following topics: Probability and Stochastic Processes, Modulation Schemes, Optimum Receiver for AWGN Channels, An Introduction to Information Theory, Error Control Coding, Multiple Access Techniques, and Multiple Antenna Systems. The Software-Defined Radio will also be introduced. After the study of this course, the students should be able to apply advanced mathematic tools and analysis methodologies in modern communications systems, to design and evaluate the performance of optimum receivers for various modulation methods when the channel corrupts the transmitted signal by the addition of white Gaussian noise, and analyse the fundamental limits on digital communications from information theory perspective etc.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply the mathematic tools and models in modern communications systems;
  • design and evaluate the performance of various digital modulations and optimum receivers for signal transmission over a communication channel;
  • analyse the fundamental limits on digital communications from an information theory perspective;
  • implement error control coding in digital communication to achieve reliable transmission through a noisy channel;
  • design and integrate the building blocks of modern communications systems using high-level programming tools with software-defined radio.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (60%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (20%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: EE2201

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coord/Lect: Dr Tao Huang.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Dr Tao Huang
Lecturer: Dr Kenny Leong.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.