UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ELEC5501 Advanced Communications

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content Students develop advanced knowledge about digital communications, fundamentals of wireless communications, random access networks. This includes design and performance analysis of communications systems, random access networks, wireless channel modelling and cellular mobile communications.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) perform simulations to evaluate the performance of digital communication systems with channel coding; (2) perform simulations to evaluate the performance of queuing systems in the context of random access networks; (3) write high-quality assignment reports; (4) design digital communication systems and analyse their performance using both theories and simulations; (5) illustrate key concepts in cellular mobile communications including fading, diversity, roaming and handoff; and (6) perform theoretical analysis of various random access networks (e.g. Aloha, CSMA and CSMA/CD).
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) assignments; (2) laboratories; and (3) tests and a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is only available in this unit in the case of a student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Professor David Huang
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation); ELEC4402 Communications Systems; for pre-2012 courses: ELEC3302 Communications Systems
Incompatibility: ELEC4301 Digital Communications and Networking
Contact hours tutorials: 24 hours; lectures: 24 hours; labs: 9 hours
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.ecm.uwa.edu.au/Units/ELEC5501/SEM-2/2017

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