Advanced Wireless Transmission - ELE00056M

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  • Department: Electronic Engineering
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Alister Burr
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module summary

The modern world is increasingly connected via wireless communications. This module describes the principles of the techniques used in modern wireless transmission systems, especially WiFi and fourth/fifth generation mobile, and provides methods for their analysis and evaluation over realistic wireless fading channels, using both theoretical analysis and computer simulation.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2019-20

Module aims

Subject content aims:

This module describes the principles of the techniques used in modern wireless transmission systems, especially WiFi and fourth/fifth generation mobile, and provides methods for their analysis and evaluation over realistic wireless fading channels. In particular it covers diversity, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems, and OFDM, and their performance on wireless channels. During the module, the students will evaluate these techniques in a structured set of computer simulation experiments using the MATLAB mathematical modelling program.

Graduate skills aims:

  • To develop critical skills in the selection, adaptation and application of appropriate numeric and algebraic techniques
  • To develop skills in computer modelling and simulation, and in the analysis of simulation results
  • To carry out an extended design and design evaluation exercise, and present the results in a concise technical report

Module learning outcomes

Subject content learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will:

  • have acquired further understanding of data transmission schemes, including OFDM and MIMO, for advanced wireless standards such as 4/5G, WiFi, etc
  • be able to model the effect of realistic wireless channels on these transmission schemes
  • be able to carry out computer simulation of these schemes on realistic channel models
  • be able to design and evaluate transmission schemes for wireless channels according to specification

Graduate skills learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will:

  • Be able to construct concise technical reports that present design decisions and evidence-based design evaluation

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Lab Question sheets
N/A 50
Essay/coursework
Report
N/A 50

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Report
N/A 100

Module feedback

'Feedback’ at a university level can be understood as any part of the learning process which is designed to guide your progress through your degree programme.  We aim to help you reflect on your own learning and help you feel more clear about your progress through clarifying what is expected of you in both formative and summative assessments.

A comprehensive guide to feedback and to forms of feedback is available in the Guide to Assessment Standards, Marking and Feedback.  This can be found at https://www.york.ac.uk/students/studying/assessment-and-examination/guide-to-assessment/

The Department of Electronic Engineering aims to provide some form of feedback on all formative and summative assessments that are carried out during the degree programme.  In general, feedback on any written work/assignments undertaken will be sufficient so as to indicate the nature of the changes needed in order to improve the work.  Students are provided with their examination results within 20 working days of the end of any given examination period.  The Department will also endeavour to return all coursework feedback within 20 working days of the submission deadline.  The Department would normally expect to adhere to the times given, however, it is possible that exceptional circumstances may delay feedback.  The Department will endeavour to keep such delays to a minimum.  Please note that any marks released are subject to ratification by the Board of Examiners and Senate.  Meetings at the start/end of each term provide you with an opportunity to discuss and reflect with your supervisor on your overall performance to date. 

Indicative reading

  • Goldsmith, A. Wireless Communications, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-83716-2
  • Glover, I. and Grant, P, Digital Communications, 2nd Edition, Prentice-Hall, 2003. ISBN 0-130-89399-4
  • Vinay K. Ingle and John G. Proakis Digital Signal Processing Using MATLAB, Cengage-Engineering; 2 edition (August 10, 2006)
  • Andre Quinquis, Digital Signal Processing Using Matlab Wiley-ISTE; 1 edition (April 4, 2008)



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