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EE3700 - Communications Systems Principles

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Spectra and Fourier techniques. Spectral shaping. Linear (AM, SSB), Exponential (FM, PM), Pulse (PAM, PWM) and Digital modulation schemes (ASK, FSK, PSK, QAM, MSK) and applications. Signal coding (PCM, Delta Modulation, Sigma Delta Modulation, Vocoders). Baseband coding (NRZ, Manchester). Spread spectrum techniques (CDMA, COFDM). Digital television. Communication Standards for Radio, TV, Mobile Radio and Wireless LAN applications.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply a range of modulation and demodulation techniques used in analogue and digital communication systems;
  • Determine frequency (spectral) components of time-domain waveforms;
  • Design an FM modulator and demodulator to meet given requirements;
  • Apply error correction techniques for detecting and correcting bit errors in digital data communications;
  • Apply line-coding techniques for digital data communications along transmission lines.
Prerequisites: EE2201


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr Kenny Leong.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 39 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course assessment, some of which may be invigilated (30% - 50%).

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.