Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 1 x 3 hour lecture per week |
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4-year Electrical Engineering degree or equivalent.
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Credit may not be obatined for both
ELEN90013 Mobile and Wireless Networks and Design and (431-633) Mobile and Wireless Networks
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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/
This subject introduces the fundamentals of mobile and wireless network design with a focus on the design and performance evaluation of the Radio Access Network of 2G, 3G and beyond cellular wireless networks. It develops the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of the mathematical models of radio propagation, SINR, diversity and queuing that provide the basis for designing and performance evaluation of wireless networks.
It introduces the specific design elements that are common to these networks with reference to the models and develops a framework for students to apply to solving their specific design problem in the project. Practical engineering constraints and requirements including radio and teletraffic performance targets are included in this approach, providing the network performance objective for the design.
In the laboratory, students get hands-on exposure to analysis and design methodologies that are needed for current and emerging technologies and can learn how the modelling and simulation environments can be applied as tools for network design and performance evaluation. There is access to tools in Excel or Matlab developed within the theoretical discourse that students utilise for their design and problem solving.
Students are exposed to a range of technologies covering GSM/EDGE, WCDMA, HSDPA and LTE and the underlying multiple access techniques of FDAM, TDMA, CDMA and OFDMA. Models of these access technologies are covered and student learn how to apply these along with the propagation and queueing models to the design problems.
This subject provides the fundamentals of mobile and wireless network design. In particular it includes the following topics:
This material is complemented by the use of software tools (e.g. excel and MATLAB) for computation and simulation, and practical experience with network design.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO)
On completion of this subject, students should have developed the skills and knowledge required to understand the fundamentals of the design and evaluation of mobile and wireless networks. It is expected that the student to be able to solve technical problems in the following areas:
Hurdle requirement: Students must pass the end of semester examination to pass the subject.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 1-8 are assessed in the final written examination and the submitted project report.
H. Holma and A. Toskala, WCDMA for UMTS – HSDPA Evolution and LTE, J. Wiley & Sons, New York, 4th Ed., 2007
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject, the students should have developed:
• Problem solving and analytical skills,
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The subject is delivered through lectures, tutorials and a workshop class with a hands-on laboratory activity. The design project provides a problem based learning activity.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
Students are provided with lecture slides, tutorials and worked solutions, introductory and background material and proofs, and list of reference texts.
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
This course is designed and delivered by an industry based expert in the field who brings and industry perspective and industrial experience to the subject.
Master of Telecommunications Engineering |
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