Course Title: Diagnose and rectify faults in global positioning systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: EEET6755C

Course Title: Diagnose and rectify faults in global positioning systems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6108 - 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

Noor Sateh
Phone: +61 3 9925 4013
noor.sateh@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

UEENEEH012B & UEENEEH072B

Course Description

This course covers fault diagnosis and rectification in global positioning system. The unit encompasses safe working practices, interpreting diagrams, applying logical diagnostic methods and knowledge of GPS system components, rectifying faults, safety and functional testing and completing the necessary service documentation.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH032B Diagnose and rectify faults in global positioning systems

Element:

1. Prepare to diagnose and rectify faults

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work.
1.3 Safety hazards that have not previously been identified are documented and risk control measures devised and implemented in consultation with appropriate personnel.
1.4 The extent of faults is determined from reports and other documentation and from discussion with appropriate personnel.
1.5 Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others involved on the work site.
1.6 Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to diagnose faults are obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked for correct operation and safety.

Element:

2. Diagnose and rectify faults

Performance Criteria:


2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 The need to test or measure live is determined in strict accordance with OHS requirements and when necessary conducted within established safety procedures.
2.3 Circuits/machines/plant are checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures
2.4 Logical diagnostic methods are applied to diagnose global positioning systems faults employing measurements and estimations of system operating parameters referenced to system operational requirements.
2.5 Suspected fault scenarios are tested as being the source of system problems.
2.6 Source of the fault is identified and appropriately competent persons are engaged to rectify the fault where it is outside the scope of electronics.
2.7 Faults in the electronic components of the system are rectified to raise global positioning system to its operation standard.
2.8 System is tested to verify that the system operates as intended and to specified requirements.
2.9 Decisions for dealing with unexpected situations are made from discussions with appropriate persons and job specifications and requirements.
2.10 Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified work outcomes.
2.11 Diagnosis and rectification activities are carried out efficiently without waste of materials or damage to apparatus and the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices.

Element:

3. Complete and report fault diagnosis and rectification activities

Performance Criteria:


3.1 OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed.
3.2 Work site is made safe in accordance with established safety procedures.
3.3 Rectification of faults is documented in accordance with established procedures.
3.4 Appropriate person or persons notified, in accordance with established procedures, that the system faults have been rectified.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

  Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the knowledge of GPS and related systems
• Practical activities to encompass working safely, problem solving techniques, the use of a range of measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements to predictable problems in GPS and related systems.
• Work performance simulation projects involving the use of a range of measuring devices, providing solutions derive


Teaching Schedule

Week 1
Course Outline, Assessment Criteria,
Overview of Telecommunication and Networks
UEENEEH032B 1.2,1.2,1.3

Week 2
Network Model
Lab Task 1
Basic router configuration
UEENEEH032B 1.3,1.5,1.6


Week 3
Protocol Suite
Lab Task 1
UEENEEH032B 1.6,1.7

Week 4
Point to point protocol (PPP)
Review Questions #1
Lab Task 2
Network Testing
UEENEEH032B 1.4,1.5,1.6

Week 5
Frame relay
Lab Task 3
Basic Static route configuration
UEENEEH032B 2.1,2.2,2.3

Week 6
Satellite communications
source of fault identification in satellite system
Testing of satellite system
Diagnostic and rectification activities are carried out effectively without wsate of material or damage to apparatus
Lab Task 4
Basic RIP configuration
UEENEEH032B 2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7

Week 7 
Satellite communications
Rectification of faults in Satellite communication system is documented
Suspected fault scenarios are tested
Lab Revision
UEENEEH032B 2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6
 

Week 8 
Practical test 1 (20%) 

Week 9 
Global postioning system(GPS)
GPS system is tested to verify that the system operates as intended.
Unexpected situaions are dealt with discussion with appropriate specifications and requirements.
Review Questions
Lab Task 5
PPP Configuration
UEENEEH032B 2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7

Week 10
Global postioning system(GPS)
Methods to deal with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of sefety
Rectification of faults is documented in accordance with established procedures,that the GPS system faults have been rectified
Lab Task 6
GPS configuration and fault rectification
UEENEEH032B 3.1,3.2,3.3

Week 11
Global postioning system(GPS)
OHS work completion risk control measures and procedured awareness.
Follow of established OHS risk control measures and procedures
How the work site is made safe in accordance with established safety procedures. 
UEENEEH032B 3.1,3.2,3.3

Week 12 
Global postioning system(GPS)
Logical diagnostic methods application to diagnose global positioning systems faults
Suspected fault scenarios are tested as being the source of system problems
Faults in the electronic components of the system are rectified to raise global positioning system to its operation standard
Lab Task 6
GPS configuration and fault rectification 
UEENEEH032B 2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7

Week 13 
Geographic information system(GIS)
Documentation of Rectification of faults in accordance with established procedures
Diagnosis and rectification activities of GPS System are carried out efficiently without waste of materials or damage to apparatus
UEENEEH032B 3.1,3.2,3.3

Week 14
Revision of All Labs

Week 15 
Practical test 2 (30%)

Week 16
Revision of all lectures
Week 17 / Week 18
Closed book test  (50%)


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Behrouz A. Forouzan, ‘Data Communications and Networking’, International Edition, McGraw-Hill Education


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

Closed Book Test                                                                                                  50 % 
Practical test 1                                                                                                        20%
Practical test 2                                                                                                        30%


 


Assessment Matrix

AssessmentsElements
Closed book TestElements 2,3
Practical test 1Elements 1,2,3
Practical test 2Elements 1,2,3

Other Information

Minimum student directed hours are 12 in addition to 48 scheduled teaching hours.
student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, student teacher course related consultation, and reports.
 

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Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and
support to
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Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application
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The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

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Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days
after the official due date.

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