|Semester 1, 2021 Online|
|Short Description:||Advanced Digital Communication|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||031307 - Communications Technologies|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: John Leis
Pre-requisite: ELE1301 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCEN or METC or GCNS or GDNS or MENS or MEPR
Recommended prior or concurrent study: ELE3107
Advanced digital encoding, compression and encryption are vital to modern telecommunications and networks. Engineers operating at the advanced level of telecommunications networks are required to understand, maintain and configure advanced telecommunications systems. Furthermore, they may be required to design new systems involving data compression and encryption.
This course examines the methods used for coding, transmitting and storing continuous signals such as speech, music, images and video. The course covers such topics as data compression, encryption, and error control in a digital transmission system.
The course also seeks to impart an understanding of current research problems in the digital communications field. It is thus suitable for students who may wish to undertake research and development work in this important field.
The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of this course, students should be able to:
- describe quantization techniques;
- to explain the operation of lossless coding algorithms, and in particular their relationship to data probabilities;
- implement transform-domain encoders and decoders;
- describe coding algorithms used in speech communications such as linear predictive coding and code-excited linear prediction;
- describe coding algorithms used in video communications such as the discrete cosine transform and intraframe predictors;
- analyse the computational complexity of coding algorithms and assess their suitability for real-time implementation on DSP systems;
|1.||Principles of quantization||20.00|
|3.||Audio signal modelling||20.00|
|4.||Video signal modelling||20.00|
|5.||Lossless coding algorithms||10.00|
|6.||DSP systems implementation||10.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2021&sem=01&subject1=ELE4607)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|ASSIGNMENT 1||200||20||21 Apr 2021|
|ASSIGNMENT 2||200||20||19 May 2021|
|OPEN EXAMINATION - ONLINE||600||60||End S1||(see note 1)|
- This will be an online exam. Students will be provided further instruction regarding the exam by their course examiner via StudyDesk. The examination date will be available via UConnect when the Alternate Assessment Schedule has been released.
Important assessment information
It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks or a grade of at least C-. Students do not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to be awarded a passing grade in this course. Refer to Statement 4 below for the requirements to receive a passing grade in this course.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must obtain at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course (i.e. the Primary Hurdle), and have satisfied the Secondary Hurdle, i.e. the end of semester examination by achieving at least 40% of the weighted marks available for that assessment item.
Supplementary assessment may be offered where a student has undertaken all of the required summative assessment items and has passed the Primary Hurdle but failed to satisfy the Secondary Hurdle, or has satisfied the Secondary Hurdle but failed to achieve a passing Final Grade by 5% or less of the total weighted Marks.
To be awarded a passing grade for a supplementary assessment item (if applicable), a student must achieve at least 50% of the available marks for the supplementary assessment item as per the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents/14749PL (point 4.4.2).
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the weighted aggregate of the marks (or grades) obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
An Open Examination is one in which candidates may have access to any printed or written material and a calculator during the examination.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
Normally Deferred and Supplementary Examinations are held in the next Examination period. In S1 2021 selected courses will pilot an early Deferred and Supplementary Examination period held within 30 business days of results release. The list of courses involved can be found at https://cmsauth.usq.edu.au/current-students/academic/exams/supplementary-and-deferred-assessment.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Students must familiarise themselves with the USQ Assessment Procedures (http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL).
Referencing in Assignments must comply with the Harvard (AGPS) referencing system. This system should be used by students to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (APGS) style to be used is defined by the USQ library’s referencing guide. These policies can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing
Students will require access to e-mail and internet access to UConnect for this course.