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MCC125 - Wireless link project
Projekt i trådlös kommunikation
 
Syllabus adopted 2021-02-26 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPWPS
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics
Department: 59 - MICROTECHNOLOGY AND NANOSCIENCE


Teaching language: English
Application code: 29118
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: C
Maximum participants: 24
Status, available places (updated regularly): Yes

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0112 Project 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c    

In programs

MPEES EMBEDDED ELECTRONIC SYSTEM DESIGN, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPWPS WIRELESS, PHOTONICS AND SPACE ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)
MPCOM COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)

Examiner:

Vessen Vassilev

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Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

Wireless and photonics system engineering (SSY085) or Introduction to communication engineering (SSY121).

Aim

A real wireless communication link involves non-ideal hardware and constraints on the signal processing capabilities. The students will work in small, heterogeneous groups with diverse expertise involving both hardware and algorithm competence, comparable to industrial development teams. Each team will design and build a power efficient communication link using a microwave carrier and/or modulated light carrier (LED or laser). Through problem based learning the students learn to design, analyze and evaluate a real system.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • design and evaluate a real wireless transmission link
  • analyze and evaluate different technical solutions
  • plan and with adequate methods realize qualified projects within given time frames
  • show the ability of team work and collaboration in groups with different background
  • discuss and present results in written and spoken English to different groups
  • show the ability to identify the need of further knowledge and continuous knowledge development
  • show the ability of critical and systematic knowledge integration even with limited information
  • develop a product with regards to ecological sustainable development.

Content

The course begins with introduction lectures given by both Chalmers teachers and industrial partners. The lectures start out from the students' different backgrounds and build upon existing courses. A kick-off is arranged together with industrial partners. During a visit to the company, industry experts present the building blocks of a microwave link system, and discuss engineering challenges.

The students are divided in teams of 4-8 students. If possible, all teams will have members from different master programs. The course is concluded with a common field test, where the teams present their designs, and then test the performance of their prototypes. The winning design is the one that transmits a video clip from A to B with the least energy consumption.

Organisation

Five introduction lectures. Student teams with 4-8 students with different background (master programs). 2h supervision/week. Dedicated prototype lab.

Literature

To be determined

Examination including compulsory elements

Field test of prototypes. Oral presentations, written reports and meeting minutes.

The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.


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