EEE3005 : Communication Systems
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr Rajesh Tiwari
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
To provide knowledge and in-depth understanding of analogue systems required to design optimal RF frontend receivers.
To provide knowledge of clocks (oscillators) required for analogue circuit systems.
To provide knowledge of PLLs and their importance in mobile communication systems.
To provide research oriented learning to deal with a real-world problem related to analogue signal processing.
Outline Of Syllabus
Radio Architectures: Superheterodyne Architecture, Direct-Conversion Architecture (Zero IF), Low IF Architectures, Software Defined Radio Architecture.
Phase-Lock Loops (PLL):
Basic Phase-Locked Loops, First-Order Phase-Locked Loop, Second-Order Lock Loop, Application of use of PLL.
RF Oscillator Design
Oscillator Criterion, RC Oscillators, LC Oscillators, Crystal Oscillators.
Overview of Mixers
Focusing on real-world problems related to Phase Synchronisation and Signal Processing from a base-band receiver.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||16||0:30||8:00||Revision for final exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Final exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||2:00||24:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||8||1:00||8:00||Computer Practical|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||58:00||58:00||Reviewing lecture notes; general reading|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures provide the fundamental concepts of the course while SDR and computer-based lab experience provide an opportunity to transform all theoretical learning into practical applications. Tutorials practices will help students in developing real problem solving skills.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Practical/lab report||1||M||10||Development of a Matlab-based program to process signals from frontend (at low IF, and/or at baseband [IF =0]). 1200 words max|
|Practical/lab report||1||M||10||Matlab based program to track binary messages from a given signal using PLL methods. 1200 words max|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examination will help students to demonstrate the core understanding of course material, analysis and synthesis skills to novel situations related to analogue systems. Students’ lab report reflect their in-depth learning related to the contents delivered during lecture, it also demonstrate the conceptual learning by the way they deal with the problems assigned to them in labs.