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EE3700 - Communications Systems Principles

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
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.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (70%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (12.5%) - Individual
  • Practical assessment 7.5% Problem task - written 10% - (17.5%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: EE2201

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 39 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 39 hours practicals
  • 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.