2014_AUT_49205_v4_standard_city_15-2-14

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SUBJECT OUTLINE 49205 Transmission Systems Course area

UTS: Engineering and Information Technology

Delivery

Autumn 2014; standard mode; City

Credit points 6cp Requisite(s)

(48750 Network Planning and Management AND (120 Credit Points in spk(s): C10061 Bachelor of Engineering Diploma in Engineering Practice OR 120 Credit Points in spk(s): C10066 Bachelor of Engineering Science OR 120 Credit Points in spk(s): C10067 Bachelor of Engineering)) These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.

Result type

Grade and marks

Attendance: 3hpw

Subject coordinator Anthony Kadi [email protected]

Subject description This subject aims to give students a thorough understanding of the physical layer of modern telecommunication systems. This includes systems that transmit through wires, free space (both terrestrial and satellite systems), co-axial cables and optic fibres. The subject focuses on current technologies such as Ethernet, broadband access technologies, passive optical networks, and to some extent, cellular wireless systems (although these are covered in much more detail in other subjects).

Subject objectives Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to: 1. Idnetify fundamental limitations of the transmission of information using various technologies 2. Illistrate various technical tradeoffs that are made in the design and implementation of various transmission technologies 3. Explain the design and operation of various modern telecommunication technologies, particularly those used in the National Broadband Network in Australia

Teaching and learning strategies The subject delivery is designed to assist students to construct their own knowledge through interactive class sessions, collaborative quizzes, group assignment work that is peer reviewed and practical laboratory work.

Content Fundamentals of information transmission in a power and/or bandwidth limited context Application of the fundamentals to modern telecommunication technologies such as Ethernet, GPON, ADSL, HFC, GSM, 3G technologies, and various others

Program Week/Session

Dates

Description

1

26 Feb

NO CLASS THIS WEEK Watch Lecture 1 online

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2

5 Mar

NO CLASS THIS WEEK Watch Lecture 2 online

3

12 Mar

Watch Lecture 3 online 6:00PM - 7:00PM: Tutorial session 7:00PM - 7:30PM: QUIZ #1 (covers lectures 1 and 2) 4% 7:45PM - 8:45PM: Tutorial session (including quiz solutions)

4

19 Mar

NO CLASS THIS WEEK Watch Lecture 4 online

5

26 Mar

Watch Lecture 5 online 6:00PM - 7:00PM: Tutorial session 7:00PM - 7:30PM: QUIZ #2 (covers lectures 3 and 4) 4% 7:45PM - 8:45PM: Tutorial session (including quiz solutions)

6

2 Apr

NO CLASS THIS WEEK Watch Lecture 6 online

7

9 Apr

Watch lecture 7 online 6:00PM - 7:00PM: Tutorial session 7:00PM - 7:30PM: QUIZ #3 (covers lectures 5 and 6) 4% 7:45PM - 8:45PM: Tutorial session (including quiz solutions)

8

16 Apr

UTS:ENG TUTORIAL WEEK NO CLASS THIS WEEK

-

23 Apr

UTS Non-teaching week NO CLASS THIS WEEK

9

30 Apr

NO CLASS THIS WEEK Watch Lecture 8 online

10

7 May

Watch Lecture 9 online 6:00PM - 7:00PM: Tutorial Session 7:00PM - 7:30PM: QUIZ #4 (covers lectures 7 and 8) 4% 7:45PM - 8:45PM: Tutorial Session (including quiz solutions) WIKI PAGE ASSIGNMENT DUE 5:59PM 7 May (13%)

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11

14 May

NO CLASS THIS WEEK Watch Lecture 10 online

12

21 May

Watch Lecture 11 online 6:00PM - 7:00PM: Tutorial Session 7:00PM - 7:30PM: QUIZ #5 (covers lectures 9 and 10) 4% 7:45PM - 8:45PM: Tutorial Session (including quiz solutions)

13

28 May

LAB CLASS Wiki Peer Assessments due 11:59PM (7%)

14

4 Jun

Watch Lecture 12 online 6:00PM - 7:00PM: Tutorial Session 7:00PM - 7:30PM: QUIZ #6 (covers lectures 11 and 12) 4% 7:45PM - 8:45PM: Tutorial Session (including quiz solutions)

15-17

7-27 Jun

UTS Formal Exam Period check UTS website for exam timetable Formal FINAL EXAM 50% [must pass exam to pass subject]

Assessment Assessment task 1: Quizzes Intent:

Give students regular feedback on important concepts from classes

Weight:

20%

Due:

See Program

Task:

A short quiz will be held in class during the weeks indicated in the subject program. This will be an online quiz using UTSOnline. Solutions for the quiz questions will be discussed in class following the quiz.

Further There are 6 quizzes, of which only the best 5 marks will be counted, each worth 4%. information:

Assessment task 2: Assignment Intent:

To allow students to develop a deeper understanding of some aspects of the subject material

Weight: 20% Due:

see program

Task:

Overview:

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Task:

Overview: Students work in groups of 3 or 4 to create a wiki on an assigned topic. A wiki is simply a web page (or a collection of organised pages) that are created collaboratively. That is, individuals from the group can be working on different parts of the wiki at the same time using the online tools in UTSOnline. All changes are tracked and the name of the author recorded. The wiki can only be seen by group members until the due date. After that time, anyone in the class can view the wiki and make comments on it. Groups will be assigned some other wikis to peer assess. You will need to check the work of some other groups and make sure that the information provided is complete, relevant and accurate. Your group will then be assessed on your wiki as well as the peer assessment of the other wikis. Tasks: 1. Create a wiki on UTSOnline on an assigned topic. Topics will be assigned in class. Once you have your topic, you will need to do some research in the UTS Library and/or on the Internet. Your wiki should aim to address the questions given below. 2. You will be required to assess your own work and the work of 2 or 3 other assigned groups. You will need to do an assessment of their work according to the assessment criteria given below. Questions to be addressed: 1. What is the title of your transmission system? 2. Is it a standard? If so, what type of standard? Who has issued the standard? Is it publicly available? If so, you should provide a URL to the actual standard document. What year was it released? Are there multiple versions? If so, you should provide a table with details. 3. What type of channel is it to be used with? What is the maximum recommended distance over which the channel can operate without some form of signal conditioning? 4. What type of modulation is used in the system. Describe this briefly and provide a constellation diagram (if appropriate). 5. What is the analogue bandwidth required by a user of this system? If there is more than one mode, you should provide a table with details. 6. What is the data rate of the system? If there is more than one mode you should provide a table with details. 7. What is the maximum power or energy that is used by your system? Can you characterize your system by the amount of energy per bit? You may need to make some assumptions to calculate this. State your assumptions and show your working. 8. Plot your system’s operating point on the bandwidth efficiency plane. If your system operates within a certain range, plot the best and worst case conditions. You should show all working clearly identifying how you arrived at your data points. Assessment Criteria: 1. Have all questions (1 to 7) been addressed satisfactorily? (40%) 2. Is the information provided relevant, accurate and concise? Have calculations and results been verified? Have references to scholarly information sources been provided in UTS Harvard format? (30%) 3. Is the information provided in a clear, logical format that is well structured, pleasing to the eye, free of grammatical and spelling errors? (30%) Peer Assessment: Your group must submit a 1 page assessment report on each of the assigned wikis. The reports must provide an evidence-based assessment of the wikis based on the specified assessment criteria. “Evidence based” means that you have to actually refer to examples in the wiki to demonstrate that a particular criteria has been met. All references must be checked as part of this assessment. A mark out of 10 (produced using the previously mentioned criteria) must be provided at the bottom of the page for each wiki assessed. Resources: How can I find information? http://lib.uts.edu.au and http://www.google.com.au. IEEE standards are available to UTS students through IEEE Xplore which can be accessed via the library home page.

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through IEEE Xplore which can be accessed via the library home page. What is a “scholarly information source”? http://www.yale.edu/bass/writing/sources/kinds/principles/scholarly.html What is UTS Harvard referencing format? http://www.bell.uts.edu.au/referencing/harvard_system Submission Requirements: Wikis: must be constructed in UTSOnline using the facilities provided. They will be available for public viewing after the due date. Peer assessments: must be uploaded via the >>View/Complete link in UTSOnline in the ASSESSMENT TASKS section. Criteria: Assessment Criteria will be made available on UTSOnline

Assessment task 3: Lab Report Intent:

To understand some aspects of the subject more deeply and gain some practical hands-on skills

Weight:

10%

Due:

see program

Task:

Details of the lab work will be made available on UTSOnline

Criteria:

Assessment criteria will be made available on UTSOnline

Assessment task 4: Final Exam Weight:

50%

Task:

The final exam will be a 3 hour online exam, similar in style and level of difficulty as the quiz questions. You will be permitted to have one double sided A4-sized page of handwritten, original notes in the exam. An optional working booklet will be issued and may be used for working and/or explanations. This booklet will only be considered in the case of borderline marks in the range 45-49%. The booklet will not be considered for any other cases.

Criteria: You must achieve a minimum mark of 25/50 in the final exam to be eligible to pass the subject

Assessment: faculty procedures and advice Special consideration Special consideration requests for the following are submitted and resolved through the UTS Special Consideration Process: www.sau.uts.edu.au/assessment/consideration

Special needs Students should email the subject coordinator as soon as possible (and prior to the assessment deadline) to indicate how their ability to meet an assessment component or requirement is impacted, and that they are seeking assistance through UTS Special Needs as detailed in Section 5.1.3 of Procedures for the Assessment of Coursework Subjects.

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This subject outline should be read in conjunction with the information on assessment in both the course guide and the UTS Policy and Procedures for the Assessment of Coursework Subjects, including details of assessment submission, late penalties, misconduct, plagiarism, etc.

Academic liaison officer Academic Liaison Officers (ALOs) are academic staff in each faculty who assist three groups of students: students with disabilities and ongoing illnesses; students who have difficulties in their studies because of their family commitments (e.g. being a primary carer for small children or a family member with a disability); and students who gained entry through the UTS Educational Access Scheme or Special Admissions. ALOs are responsible for determining alternative assessment arrangements for students with disabilities. Students who are requesting adjustments to assessment arrangements because of their disability or illness are requested to see a Disability Services Officer in the Special Needs Service before they see their ALO. The ALO for Engineering students is: Dr Bruce Moulton telephone +61 2 9514 2681 email [email protected] The ALO for IT students is: Dr Julia Prior telephone +61 2 9514 4480 email [email protected]

Support Improve your academic and English language skills: HELPS (Higher Education Language and Presentation Support) Service provides assistance with English language proficiency and academic language. Students who need to develop their written and/or spoken English should make use of the free services offered by HELPS, including academic language workshops, vacation intensive courses, drop-in consultations, individual appointments and [email protected] (www.ssu.uts.edu.au/helps). HELPS is located in Student Services, on level 3 building 1. Phone 9514 9733.

Statement about assessment procedures and advice This subject outline must be read in conjunction with the policy and procedures for the assessment for coursework subjects, available at: www.gsu.uts.edu.au/policies/assessment-coursework.html

Querying marks/grades and final results If a student disagrees with a mark or a final result awarded by a marker: where a student wishes to query a mark, the deadline for a query during teaching weeks is 10 working days from the date of the return of the task to the student where a student wishes to query an examination result, the deadline is 10 working days from the official release of the final subject result. More information can be found at: https://my.feit.uts.edu.au/pages/course/student_policies_rules

Retention of student work The University reserves the right to retain the original or one copy of any work executed and/or submitted by a student as part of the course including, but not limited to, drawings, models, designs, plans and specifications, essays, programs, reports and theses, for any of the purposes designated in Rule 3.9.2 (www.gsu.uts.edu.au/rules/student/section-3.html#r3.9). Such retention is not to affect any copyright or other intellectual property right that may exist in such student work. Copies of student work may be retained for a period of up to five years for course accreditation purposes. Students are advised to contact their subject coordinator if they do not consent to the University retaining a copy of their work.

Statement on UTS email account Email from the University to a student will only be sent to the student's UTS email address. Email sent from a student 15/02/2014 (Autumn 2014)

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to the University must be sent from the student's UTS email address. University staff will not respond to email from any other email accounts for currently enrolled students.

Disclaimer This outline serves as a supplement to the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology Student Guide. On all matters not specifically covered in this outline, the requirements specified in the Student Guide apply. https://my.feit.uts.edu.au/modules/myfeit/downloads/StudentGuide_Online.pdf

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