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Unit: Radio Communications (8230)

Level: 3Credit Points: 3Contribution Band: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
Availability in 2012: Not offered (Also available in: 2013)

    Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing this subject students will be able to apply their understanding of Maxwell's equations to the solution of problems encountered in the field of radio wave and optical communications, understand the theory of transmission lines, waveguides and antennas and be able to use this knowledge in basic engineering applications.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Software Engineering, and Introduction to Computer Engineering, and Electronic Systems.

    Syllabus

    This unit provides the integrated development of electromagnetic theory necessary to address the applications areas of radio communications, microwave communications, optical fibre communications, antennas, satellite communications, and wireless communications. Major topics include electromagnetic concepts, complex algebra, plane waves, separated variable analysis, Maxwell's equations, free space and guided electromagnetic wave propagation, transmission lines, waveguides and antennas.

    Class Contact

    3 hours lectures and 1 hour tutorial per week; 3 hour laboratory work (6 weeks).

    Referenced Courses

    • 106JA Bachelor of Engineering in Network and Software Engineering

    Unit Level Key:

    • 1 - Offered in first year of course curriculum
    • 2 - Offered in second year of course curriculum
    • 3 - Offered in third year of course curriculum
    • 4 - Offered in fourth year of course curriculum
    • 5 - Offered in fifth year of course curriculum
    • G - Offered in graduate course curriculums
    • PG - Offered in postgraduate course curriculums
    • R - Offered in research course curriculums
    • H - Offered in honours course curriculums

     
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