ENGEE531-19A (HAM)

Advanced Signal Processing

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering

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Paper Description

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This paper covers both the theory and the practical topics, offering a sound survey of the major industry-relevant aspects of wireless communication engineering technologies including signal processing, propagation channels, wireless access technology, antennas, and other topics.

The course is an integral, compulsory part of the BE (Electronics) degree and can be taken towards a BSc or BSc(Tech) degree. It practises the capacity to think innovatively and to solve problems, and develops the knowledge of and a capacity to work with up‐to‐date technology and instrumentation.

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Paper Structure

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The course consists of 2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of tutorial per week, the tutorials will be delivered with in-class questions, some labs working with MATLAB and questioning time.

Important Note for International Students: For international students in New Zealand under student visas, regular attendance is part of your visa obligation and is checked as a requirement on the University under the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, to which the University is a signatory. Academic staff are formally required to monitor attendance in classes and submission of compulsory assessment events/items and to report to Waikato International in the event that any problem with irregular attendance or non‐submission is not resolved.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Describe the concepts of random processes such as SSS, WSS
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  • Calculate and analyse Discrete Fourier Transform
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  • Determine the type and appropriate model of wireless fading channel based on the system parameters and the property of the wireless medium
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  • Analyse and design receiver and transmitter diversity techniques
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  • Determine the appropriate transceiver design of multi-antenna systems and evaluate the data rate performance
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  • Design wireless communication systems with key 3G (e.g., CDMA) and 4G (OFDM) technologies
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  • Describe and differentiate four generations of wireless standard for cellular networks and develop awareness of the future research trend of wireless communication.
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Assessment

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This paper is assessed by a final examination (50%) and other coursework (50%, including assignments, labs and tutorials).

The final examination is a 3‐hour closed-book exam but related formulae will be provided at the beginning of the exam booklet. A minimum mark of 40% for each examination and coursework is required in order to receive a passing grade.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Exam
50
2. Assignments
30
  • Hand-in: Faculty Information (FG Link)
3. Lab report
20
  • Hand-in: In Lab
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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To be confirmed.
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Recommended Readings

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John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated: Wireless Communications: Principles, Theory and Methodology
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Other Resources

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To be confirmed.
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Online Support

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Lecture notes and lab instructions will be available via Moodle.
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Workload

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ClassHoursHome workHours
Lectures24Assignments20
Tutorials11Revision50
Exam preparation20
Lab preparation6
Lab report writing10
Total35106
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisites: ENGEE331 or ENEL382

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