Course Title: Conduct field tests of radio/wireless networks

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: EEET6554C

Course Title: Conduct field tests of radio/wireless networks

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6080 - Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Engineering

Course Contact : Eddie Vanda

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4456

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Rodert Pill -

Nominal Hours: 60

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This course is designed to assist learner to gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to undertaking field tests of radio-wireless networks, includes understanding the fundamental structure of radio networks, the technique to conduct field test in radio-wireless network, the concept to plan and simulate a radio network over designated coverage area.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTTC096C Conduct field tests of radio/wireless networks


Analyse test results

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Test results are recorded on the appropriate proforma and/or data base
5.2 Results are distributed in accordance with enterprise policy
5.3 Tools and test equipment is checked and returned for recalibration or stored in accordance with enterprise policy
5.4 Transporting of tools and test equipment in suitable protective casing is organised where appropriate


Conduct tests

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Need for tests and the particular types of tests to be undertaken are identified
1.2 Area to be tested is clearly identified
1.3 Location and number of tests are determined
1.4 A pre determined route is established
1.5 Current data is obtained from a print out from the switch(es)


Obtain tools

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Appropriate tools/test equipment are identified and obtained
2.2 Tools and test equipment are checked for accuracy and calibration organised where required
2.3 Checks are conducted to ensure that built in tests associated with particular test equipment have run and action taken in accordance with manufacturers specifications in the event of failure


Plan tests

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Tests specific to equipment, area and test purpose are conducted in accordance with specification
3.2 Sufficient test calls are made to achieve an adequate statistical sample
3.3 Validity of tests is ensured by comparison with current and previous data as required
3.4 Work is conducted in a manner which is safe to self, fellow workers and the public at large


Undertake administrative tasks

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Test results are analysed against specified standards
4.2 Variations to standards are investigated and reasons identified
4.3 Faults are diagnosed and either repaired or escalated in accordance with enterprise policy
4.4 Design faults are documented and recommendations for change are submitted to the appropriate enterprise area
4.5 Service degradation is noted and action initiated to optimise or reconfigure equipment in accordance with specifications and/or enterprise directions

Learning Outcomes

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Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the criteria set in the National Training Package. The students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together skills and knowledge as follows:

• Theoretical Written assessment.
• Work Simulation Projects.
• A Pass in schedule practical exercises

Assessment Tasks

• Theoretical Written assessment.
• Work Simulation Projects.
• A Pass in schedule practical exercises

Assessment Matrix

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