Course Title: Analogue Communications

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6011 Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace)

Course Title: Analogue Communications

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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Course Contact: Program Manager

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Course Description

This course is to provide training in analogue communiations to facilitate the diagonis of faults in complex avionics systems and communications equipment.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

VBH 145 Analogue Electronics.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBH148 Analogue Communications

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe communication systems in terms of transmitted waveforms.
2. Perform noise calculations for simple amplifier systems and discuss related concepts.
3. Perform attenuator design calculations ans discuss related concepts.
4. Explain and perform calculations relating to various filters and design, construct and test a low pass filter.
5. Design, construct and test a phase locked loop and explain related concepts.
6. Explain aspects of the operation of tuned amplifiers and perform related calculations.
7. Discuss aspects of amplitude modulation and perform calculations relating to frequency spectrum and power.
8. Explain the operation of AM systems and perform frequency calculations.
9.Explain the operation of frequency modulation (FM) systems, perform related calculations and design and construct an FM transmitter or receiver.
10.Explain pulse modulation systems.
11.Explain the operation of television systems.
12.Describe transmission lines and antennas and perform related calculations.

Overview of Assessment

To successfully complete this course the student is required to pass written assessment tasks and demonstrate skills and ability by completing pratical tasks to aerospace standard.