Course Title: Modify-redesign of electronics and communications system

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: EEET6742C

Course Title: Modify-redesign of electronics and communications system

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6083 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 20

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

NIL

Course Description

This course covers the modification and redesign of electronics and communications systems to augment existing systems for clients. It encompasses safe working practices, system parameter reconfiguration, analysis to assure optimum performance, following procedures, and documenting final modifications and settings.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH068B Modify-redesign of electronics and communications system

Element:

1. Prepare to modify-redesign of electronics and communications system(s).
2. Generate modification-redesign of electronics and communications system(s).
3. Completion and report modification-redesign activities.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures in preparation for the work are followed.
1.3 Safety hazards that have not previously been identified are noted and established risk control measures are implemented.
1.4 Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others involved on the work site.
1.5 System operating parameters are identified by reviewing system specifications and component technical data.

1.6 The limitations, use and operation of the system to modified is established from original specifications, manufacturers’ data and the like.
1.7 The extent of modification is determined from measurements, tests, inspections, systems limitations and other relevant requirements.
1.8 Specifications and instructions for the modifications and documented in accordance with requirements and organisational procedures.
1.9 Tools, equipment, applications, and devices needed for the work are obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked for correct operation and safety.
1.10 Preparatory work is checked to ensure no unnecessary damage has occurred and complies with requirements.
2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Alternative modification arrangements are considered and discussed with appropriate personnel.
2.3 Safety, functionality and economic considerations are incorporated in the proposed modification design.

Proposed modification complies with all requirements and includes specifications and documentation for alternation of the system(s).

Changes in the use and operation of the system(s) as a consequence of the proposed modification are included in the documentation.
2.4 Decisions for dealing with unexpected situations are made from discussions with appropriate persons and job specifications and requirements.
2.5 Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified work outcomes.
2.6 Modification-redesign is carried out efficiently without unnecessary waste of materials or damage to apparatus, the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy principles.
3.1 OHS risk control work completion measures and procedures are followed.
3.2 Proposed modification is checked under established procedures for compliance with all relevant requirements.
3.3 Work site is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures.
3.4 Proposed modification is submitted for appropriate organisational approval and, where applicable, statutory or regulatory approval.
3.5 Approved copies of the modification-redesign documents are issued, and copies retained, documented and stored in records in accordance with established procedures and requirements.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

  •  Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the theory and application of various types of RF amplifiers, transmission line, microwave propagation, antenna and commissioning & redesign of communication systems.
  • Practical activities to develop skill in construction the working model of various types of RF amplifiers, transmission line & antenna systems. Conduct complex testing process, diagnose & rectify fault and verify the performance as specification.
  • Work performance simulation projects involving the re-design and commissioning of selected systems, development of testing procedure to verify the performance specification, diagnosis of faults in the systems and repair the fault. Specifications will be provided with work simulation (team or individual basis) or may be negotiated to suit a workplace based application


Teaching Schedule

 Week NumberDate Topic Delivered  Assessment Task
 1  Introduction to course, course guide, assessments, topics breakdown, resources, & OHS issues.
Introduction to RF amplifiers
 
 2  Describe operation, characteristics, & testing of RF amplifiers. 
 3  Describe types of transmission line, characteristics of standing wave along transmission line.
Describe the characteristics of real transmission line.
 
 4  Describe types of transmission line, characteristics of standing wave along transmission line.
Describe the characteristics of real transmission line.
 Laboratory Exercise
 5  Describe types of transmission line, characteristics of standing wave along transmission line.
Describe the characteristics of real transmission line.
 Laboratory Exercise
 6  Describe types of transmission line, characteristics of standing wave along transmission line.
Describe the characteristics of real transmission line.
 Written Assignment
 7  EH field in relations to antenna elements.
Basic antenna principles.
Antenna characteristics and selection of antennas.
The use of microwave antenna.
 
 8  EH field in relations to antenna elements.
Basic antenna principles.
Antenna characteristics and selection of antennas.
The use of microwave antenna.
 Laboratory Exercise
 9  EH field in relations to antenna elements.
Basic antenna principles.
Antenna characteristics and selection of antennas.
The use of microwave antenna.
 Laboratory Exercise
 10  Modify-redesign of electronics and communications systems. Project Report
 11  Modify-redesign of electronics and communications systems. 
 12  Commission electronics and communications systems. 
 13  Commission electronics and communications systems. 
 14  Written test & preparing the final project. 
 15  Preparing the final project. 
 16  Preparing the final project. 
 17  Assessment for the final project. Final Project Report
 18  Assessment for the final project. 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

• Gary M. Miller, Modern Electronic Communication, the latest edition, Prentice Hall
• Sinnema, W., Electronics Transmission Technology, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall
• Ajay R. Mishra, Fundamentals of Cellular Network Planning and Optimisation – 2G/2.5G/3G…Evolution to 4G, John Wiley & Sons Ltd


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summate assessments as follows:
• Laboratory exercises
• Written assignments
• Progressive test


Assessment Tasks

• Written Test, 35 %
• Assignment and work performance simulations projects 55%
• Laboratory work 10 %
• A Pass in the Learning Unit when evidence of learning is collected according to the requirements as stated at “assessment criteria”. The documentation must be clearly communicated and submitted to supervisor within specified time.


Assessment Matrix

Competency National CodeCompetency TitleCluster TitleAssessment Types
LabAssignmentProject/Presentation Test
UEENEEE067B Commission electronics and communications systemsCommunication Engineering 2XXXX
UEENEEE082BDevelop solutions to RF amplifiers problems
UEENEEH068BModify-redesign of electronics and communications systems

Other Information

Useful websites:
http://www,acma.gov.au
http://www.arpansa.gov.au

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