Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
School School of Information Technology & Engineering (SITE)
Course Name Master of Engineering (Telecommunications)
Unit Code ME601
Unit Title Telecommunication Modelling and Simulation
Assessment Author Dr. Amoakoh Gyasi-Agyei
Assessment Type Written, Individual Work
Assessment Title Assignment 1 (Individual Work)
Unit Learning Outcomes covered in this assessment a. Design, analyse and evaluate wireless mobile communication systems;
b. Research and analyse recent developments, and relate them to the principles of mobile network design and network management;
c. Apply engineering techniques, tools and resources to plan and model cellular networks;
Total Marks 90
Word/page limit Maximum 2000 words (8 A4 pages)
Release Date Week 2
Due Date Week 7 (3rd May 2019, 12 midnight on Monday)
Submission Guidelines • All work must be submitted on Moodle by the due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page.
• The assignment must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 11-pt Calibri (Body) font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings.
• Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using IEEE referencing style for School of Business and School of Information Technology and Engineering respectively.
Extension • If an extension of time to submit work is required, a Special Consideration Application must be submitted directly to the School's Administration Officer, in Melbourne on Level 6 or in Sydney on Level 7. You must submit this application three working days prior to the due date of the assignment. Further information is available at:
• Academic Misconduct is a serious offence. Depending on the seriousness of the case, penalties can vary from a written warning or zero marks to exclusion from the course or rescinding the degree. Students should make themselves familiar with the full policy and procedure available at: http://www.mit.edu.au/about-mit/institutepublications/policies-procedures-and-guidelines/Plagiarism-Academic-
Misconduct-Policy-Procedure. For further information, please refer to the Academic Integrity Section in your Unit Description.
The above table is meant for your guide and should not be part of your submission. Download the assignment cover page on Moodle, complete it and make it the cover page of your submission.
Questions 1 (30 marks)
Pick one of the topics below, research on it and write the results of your research in one A4 page. Your submission should include the citation of at least one journal article on your chosen topic.
(a) Everywhere connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT) or the Internet of Everything (IoE)
(b) Cybersecurity in Mobile Wireless Communications Networks
(c) Network Function Virtualization (NFV) in Mobile Wireless Communications Networks
(d) Big Data in Cognitive Mobile Wireless Communications Networks
Question 2 [5+5 + 10 = 20 marks]
The size of Canberra city in ACT of Australia is about 814.2 square kilometers. Assume that a telecommunications operator called NiceTalk Telecom has 90% mobile cellular coverage of entire Canberra. Compute the maximum number of cell sites that NiceTalk Telecom needs to cover the entire area if it uses:
(a) micro-cells, each of radius 500 m.
(b) macro-cells, each of radius 5 km.
(c) Use CelPlanner® software to illustrate your design.
Assume that each cell has a hexagonal shape.
Question 3 (10 + 10 = 20 marks)
A cellular system which uses microcells of radius 500 m and the cluster size of 3 requires the minimum signal-to-interference ratio (SIR) of 24 dB.
(a) Compute the average reuse distance D for the path loss exponent of (i) 2 and (ii) 4.
(b) Compute the worst-case reuse distance D for path loss exponents of (i) 2 and (ii) 4.
Assume in all cases that the CCI far outweighs all other types of noise in the system.
Question 4 (20 Marks)
A mobile system serving a large city has the following parameters:
• base station antenna height above ground is 200 m • mobile station antenna height is 2.2 m • operating frequency is 0.8 GHz.
Compute the largest radius that a cell in the mobile system can be in order to keep the total link path loss within 70 dB. Assume that as the cellular system designer, the only path loss model available to you is the Okumura-Hata path loss model.
The following shall be used to grade your submission.
(Marks: 60% ) Ability to
(Marks: 20%) Academic Discourse
Skills (Marks: 10%) Basic Language
Skills (Marks: 10%)
5 Student demonstrates outstanding understanding and content knowledge beyond the scope required by the assignment task. The system design methodology is technically sound. The Lecturer understands the content completely; if there are any mistakes they do not interfere with the meaning.
Referencing style is 100% in accordance with the IEEE standards. There is a clear logical argument, with the points well ordered and fully supported. It
appropriately to the question asked. Enough relevant literature is cited to support work. Pleasingly broad range of sentence structure and vocabulary is used. Telecommunication terminology is used correctly.
4 Student demonstrates sound basic knowledge and understanding of the relevant subject matter. The system design methodology is technically fairly sound. Lecturer understands the content, although some sections need to be read more than once. The answer responds more or less to the question asked. The use of supporting evidence, illustration and argument is relevant but not necessarily sufficient. There is a good range of sentence structure and terminology with a number of minor errors in word formation or spelling.
3 Student exhibits adequate basic knowledge of the topic area. Lecturer mostly understands the content, despite occasional difficulty. A point of view is presented, but it is not always clear. Attempts to include supporting evidence, illustration or argument are made. While there are noticeable language errors, these do not significantly interfere with the lecturer understanding the content.
2 The student’s apparent knowledge and understanding of relevant content is limited. Lecturer has
difficulty understanding the content, although there are signs of meaning breaking through. The argument does not progress smoothly. Main points and supporting material are not clearly distinguished from each other. The range of steps expressed correctly
is limited. Errors in terminology, grammar, word choice, word formation and spelling cause difficulty for the marker.
1 Student shows little evidence of knowing the relevant content. The marker can hardly understand the content of the submitted report. The ideas or facts presented have little apparent relation to each other or to the question asked. Errors in sentence structure, terminology, word choice, word forms and spelling predominate and prevent communication.
0 1. The answer is copied or substantially copied from materials or other sources (plagiarism).
2. No relevant attempt has been made by student to solve the questions.