This module will ensure that all students on the MSc Mobile Communications and Smart Networking programme have the skills and fundamental knowledge that is prerequisite to all the other modules in the programme. The focus will be on using Matlab as a simulation tool for implementing and characterising various wireless communication schemes.
Aims and Objectives
Knowledge and Understanding
Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- The role and application of carrier and baseband simulation of analogue and digital modulation schemes
- Fundamental research methods and techniques used in Mobile Communications
Subject Specific Practical Skills
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Develop sufficient skills in Matlab to implement and characterise wireless communication schemes
- Matlab programming
- Wireless Communication block diagram
- Analogue and digital modulation
- Constellation diagram
- Eye diagram
- Spectral analysis
- Baseband simulation
- Bit Error Ratio computation
- Monte Carlo simulation
- Carrier simulation
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
The module uses lectures to present the material and computer lab sessions to support Matlab programming.
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||6|
|Wider reading or practice||38|
|Supervised time in studio/workshop||9|
|Completion of assessment task||74|
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
David Baez-Lopez. MATLAB with Applications to Engineering, Physics and Finance. CRC Press.
Andrea Goldsmith. Wireless Communications. Cambridge University Press.
Duane Hanselman and Bruce Littlefield. Mastering MATLAB 7. Pearson Prentice Hall.
David McMahon. MATLAB DeMYSTiFieD. McGraw-Hill.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
An internal repeat is where you take all of your modules again, including any you passed. An external repeat is where you only re-take the modules you failed.
Repeat type: Internal & External