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Unit of study_

ELEC9515: Digital Communication Systems

The lecture starts with an overview of major components of a digital communication system and current technology. Then the following knowledge will be covered: efficient coding/representation of information source, channel coding of information to combat noise and interference, optimal received design, principles of incoherent systems, error probability calculations, solutions to problems caused by transmitting a signal through a bandlimited channel and caused by multipath, and spread spectrum systems. The lecture concludes with a discussion of future directions of digital communication systems.

Code ELEC9515
Academic unit Electrical and Information Engineering
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. describe the concepts and techniques in the design of digital communications systems to the extent of the material presented in the course
  • LO2. conduct lab experiments applying knowledge and principles and ensuring quality control in taking measurements to understand the influence of various factors on digital communications
  • LO3. demonstrate an understanding of modern modulation and equalization techniques
  • LO4. demonstrate an understanding of coding concepts, including both source and channel coding
  • LO5. recognise the limits of existing information and undertake knowledge development by drawing upon a range of sources and media formats to synthesise the information most relevant
  • LO6. demonstrate proficiency in scoring system design trade-off issues, by using the various principles, techniques and materials as the drivers for particular case assessment.

Unit outlines

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