ELEC4402 Communications Systems

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Students are introduced to communication systems in order to understand the fundamental aspects of both analogue and digital communications. This includes filtering, modulation and demodulation, source and channel coding, and information theory.
Students are able to (1) apply filtering of random signals in the design of communication systems in the presence of random noise; (2) carry out noise analysis for analogue communication systems (in particular, for AM and DSB-SC signals); (3) analyse and design digital communication systems over various channels (e.g. AWGN channel and ISI channel); (4) analyse various analog modulation schemes in terms of system performance (i.e. SNR) versus system bandwidth and power requirements; (5) carry out performance analysis (e.g. probability of symbol error) of digital communication systems (in particular, for ASK, BPSK and FSK signals); (6) apply the basics of information theory in digital communications, and explain the basics of source coding and channel coding using simple examples; and (7) work effectively in a team.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) laboratory reports; (2) class tests and assignment; and (3) 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
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: ELEC2305 Signals and Systems 2
ENSC3015 Signals and Systems
Advisable prior study:
ENSC3015 Signals and Systems
ELEC3302 Communication Systems
Contact hours
lectures: 36 hours; practical classes: 12 hours; labs: 18 hours
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