Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours of lectures, 12 hours of tutorials and 12 hours of laboratory or project work |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
431-329 Electromagnetics, 431-222 Electronic Circuit Design 1 (prior to 2005 Electronic Devices)
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/|
CoordinatorProf Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas
ContactMelbourne School of Engineering Office
Building 173, Grattan Street
The University of Melbourne
VIC 3010 Australia
General telephone enquiries
+ 61 3 8344 6703
+ 61 3 8344 6507
+ 61 3 9349 2182
+ 61 3 8344 7707
On completion of this subject students should be able to describe the operation of a wide range of RF, microwave and optoelectronic devices. They should be able to design and analyse the performance of a variety of wireless and optoelectronic systems, including communication links.
Topics include: Part 1: architecture of wireless systems; modulation/demodulation; noise figure (definition, measurement, calculation); operation, implementation and characteristics of various microwave and RF devices (attenuators, power combiners/splitters, couplers, switches, amplifiers and oscillators); antenna types and characteristics; calculating performance of transmitters and receivers; calculating wireless link performers; applications of RF and microwaves (communications, radar, remote sensing).
Part 2: review of direct and indirect semiconductors; light-emitting diodes; lasers (principles and operation, types - Fabry-Perot and DFB); photogenerative absorption; photodiodes (pn, pin and avalanche devices: structure, operation, characteristics); transimpedance, amplifier; solar cells; optical fibre (multimode and singlemode - principle of operation, manufacture, optical transmission characteristics - attenuation, dispersion); simple photonic link design (receiver noise and bit-error rate, receiver sensitivity, power budget, margin, dispersion penalty); application of optical communications; introduction to optical transmission formats and protocols.
On completing this subject the student should be able to:
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering) |
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) and Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) and Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) and Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Engineering (EngineeringManagement) Electrical
Bachelor of Engineering (IT) Computer Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (IT) Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering)
Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering
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