Short Title:Wireless Communications Design
Full Title:Wireless Communications Design
Module Code:WIRE H4000
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Electronics and automation
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JAMES WRIGHT
Module Author:BRIAN KEOGH
Module Description:This elective teaches the student how to simulate, design and test circuit blocks that are typically used in a modern radio frequency communications system.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Analyse transmission lines using appropriate theory and Impedance/Admittance Smith Chart techniques.
LO2 Solve RF design problems concerning Noise Factor,receiver sensitivity, linearity, stability and gain using analytical techniques.
LO3 Design an RF circuit block using appropriate s parameter calculations and verify results using RF Simulation software.
LO4 Use a range of microwave test and measurement equipment such as a vector network analyser or spectrum analyser.
LO5 Plan and implement pre compliance emissions investigations in an anechoic chamber using a knowledge of EMC Regulations
LO6 Write a technical report on regulatory compliance issues concerning EMC.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Design a quarter wavelength transmission line and experiment with open and short configurations.. 1,3,4 3.00 Week 2
Continuous Assessment RF Circuit Simulation Fundamentals 1,3 3.00 Week 3
Practical/Skills Evaluation Design a simple filter or matching circuit using industry standard RF simulation software such as Advanced Design System 3 4.00 Week 4
Continuous Assessment Amplifier Design: Specification, High Level Design, Detailed Design using ADS and selected surface mount transistor. Test results. Deliverable : Design documentation for all phases of the design. 1,3,4,5,6 14.00 Week 8
Continuous Assessment EMC Testing using a spectrum analyser Deliverable : Technical Report 5,6 3.00 Week 9
Continuous Assessment Open Book problem set. 1,2 3.00 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,5 70.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Key Topics 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab Hands on practicals and simulations 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Problems sets 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Key Topics 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab Hands on practicals and simulations 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Problem sets 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Christopher Bowick; with John Blyler and Cheryl Ajluni, RF circuit design [ISBN: 978-0750685184]
  • RF Circuit Design: Theory & Applications [ISBN: 978-0-13-135505-7]
  • Behzad Razavi 2011, RF Microelectronics, 2nd Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 978-0137134731]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAELE_B Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering 8 Elective
TA_EELEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering -- Add On Year 2 Elective