Refer to the specific census and withdrawal datesfor the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
(FIT9135 or FIT5135 or FIT9020) or equivalent
Transmission media impose various and often unique constraints on the design of networks and their achievable performance. This unit will cover key performance concepts in copper cables, optical fibre cabled and wireless transmission media. This includes atmospheric propagation impact on QoS, satellite and wireless systems, Wifi, WiMax network propagation issues and planning concepts, and satellite and terrestrial service planning concepts. The infrastructure requirements, reliability and maintainability of networks with specific transmission media will be covered, including the application of GIS, Internet of Things (IoT) and wireless sensor networks in design and planning for terrestrial, mobile and cellular systems.
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
Examination (2 hours plus 30 minutes reading and noting time): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%
Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:
Networks and security