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Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
Digital Mobile Communications
|Unit level||Level 3|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
(1) Background and trends on digital mobile communication systems (2 hours)
Modern development of digital & mobile systems and spectrum allocation
Revision on fundamentals: BER, SNR, capacity etc
(2) Baseband digital communication (6 hours)
Pulse shaping and matched filtering
Channel coding for reliable transmission
Nyquist criterion for distortion-less transmission
Intersymbol interference and principles of equalisation
(3) Bandpass digital communication (4 hours)
Basic modulation schemes: PSK, FSK and QAM, and error rate performance
Advanced modulation schemes: Offset QPSK, p/4-DQPSK, MSK, GMSK
(4) Mobile radio propagation and Diversity (4 hours)
Path loss & shadowing
Link budget & noise figure calculation
Multipath fading effect
Diversity and combining techniques
(5) Multiple access techniques (4 hours)
FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, and OFDMA
(6) Cellular network design (4 hours)
Frequency reuse planning & signal-to-interference calculation
Channel assignment schemes & handoff strategies
Traffic calculation & capacity enhancement techniques
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
|Analogue and Digital Communications||EEEN20262||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
This course unit detail provides the framework for delivery in the current academic year and may be subject to change due to any additional Covid-19 impact. Please see Blackboard / course unit related emails for any further updates.
The unit aims to:
- Provide a fundamental knowledge on digital & mobile communication systems in the physical layer, medium access control layer and network layer, with more emphasis on the physical and MAC layer.
- Develop a good understanding on the fundamentals of digital communication
- Introduce the fundamentals about channel coding and error control mechanisms
- Understand the nature of wireless communication channel, especially channel fading
- Introduce the cellular system design methodology.
On the successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Teaching and learning methods
Lectures with worked examples.
Blackboard quizzes for formative feedback
Two marked tutorial questions.
Duration: 5 hours each
The coursework forms 20% of the overall unit assessment
Six blackboard quizzes - 15 Minutes each
 A. Goldsmith, Wireless communications, Cambridge; Cambridge University Press, 2005.
 T. S. Rappaport, Wireless communications¿: principles and practice, 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J: Prentice Hall PTR, 2002.
 A. F. Molisch, Wireless communications, 2nd ed. Chichester, U.K: IEEE, 2011.
 J. G. Proakis, Digital communications, 5th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2008.
 S. Lin, Error control coding¿: fundamentals and applications, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.¿;: Prentice-Hall, 1983.
 S. S. Haykin, Digital communication systems, Hoboken, N.J: Wiley, 2014.
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|Ka So||Unit coordinator|
|Zhiguo Ding||Unit coordinator|