ENEL320-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

# Signals and Communications

15 points

Details:
 Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024 End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
• Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
• Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024

## Description

Communication engineering and signal processing. Convolution, correlation, Fourier series and transform, amplitude modulation, angle modulation, analogue filters, random processes, noise in modulated systems, discrete signal processing, digital transmission (PCM, TDM and FDM), DTFT/DFT and FIR/IIR filter design.

Signal processing converts data into information.  It is an essential component of many things we use/need/want in our daily lives.  For example, computers, cell phones, internet, power grid, medical devices etc.  Communications spreads that information. 5G, and beyond, communication standards need to be reliable enough for everything from medical applications, vehicle control and sensing, to smart-grid and home automation applications. This requires sophisticated, but computationally efficient signal processing techniques.

In this course, we will show students the fundamentals of both signal processing and communications.

Topics covered include:
• Communication engineering and signal processing;
• Convolution and correlation
• Fourier series and transform;
• Amplitude modulation;
• Angle modulation;
• Discrete signals and systems;
• Random processes;
• Generating digital signals (sampling and quantisation);
• Fourier transform for discrete signals (DTFT/DFT);
• Digital filter (FIR and IIR) design;
• Image processing.

## Learning Outcomes

• At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:

• LO1: Describe and apply appropriate theories and mathematical techniques for use in analogue and digital signal processing (WA1, WA2)

• LO2: Differentiate types of analogue and digital filters, and apply these filters in signal processing applications (WA2, WA3, WA4)

• LO3: Process analogue and digital signals using contemporary mathematical techniques and tools for communication and other systems. (WA3, WA4, WA5)

• LO4: Work collaboratively in a team environment (WA9)
• ### University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

 Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject. Employable, innovative and enterprising Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

ENEL332, ENEL351

## Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Activity Day Time Location Weeks Lecture A 01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 E9 Lecture Theatre 15 Jul - 25 Aug 9 Sep - 20 Oct Lecture B 01 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 E7 Lecture Theatre 15 Jul - 25 Aug 9 Sep - 20 Oct Lecture C 01 Friday 09:00 - 11:00 E5 Lecture Theatre 15 Jul - 25 Aug Lecture D 01 Wednesday 11:00 - 13:00 Rata 222 & 223 Drawing Office 9 Sep - 20 Oct Lab A 01 Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00 Elec 210 Electronics Lab 16 Sep - 22 Sep 30 Sep - 6 Oct 14 Oct - 20 Oct 02 Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00 Elec 210 Electronics Lab 9 Sep - 15 Sep 23 Sep - 29 Sep 7 Oct - 13 Oct Lab B 01 Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00 Elec 209 CAE Lab 5 Aug - 18 Aug

## Examinations, Quizzes and Formal Tests

Activity Day Time Location Weeks Test A 01 Thursday 19:00 - 20:30 Rata 222 & 223 Drawing Office 19 Aug - 25 Aug

## Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage
AM Lab 5%
Test 40%
Assignment 10%
Final Exam 45%

## Textbooks / Resources

B. P. Lathi and Zhi Ding; Modern Digital and Analog Communication Systems ; 5th; Oxford University Press, 2019.

## Additional Course Outline Information

#### Mahi ā-Ākonga | Workload (expected distribution of student hours, note 15 points = 150 hours):

Contact Hours

Lectures: 36
Tutorials: 12
Workshops:0
Laboratories:0

Independent study

Review of lectures: 30
Test and exam preparation: 30
Assignments: 18
Tutorial preparation: 24
Laboratory calculations: 0

Total 150

## Indicative Fees

Domestic fee \$1,059.00

International fee \$6,000.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Electrical and Computer Engineering .

## All ENEL320 Occurrences

• ENEL320-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024