School of Engineering
The purpose of this project is to achieve the skills required for designing a long distance telecommunication network with the same level of depth and detail as practiced by professional telecommunication engineers.
Assume that You are a network engineering at ECU, WA. You have been asked to take the role of a project leader for a project on developing a communication network between School of Engineering at Joondalup Campus, ECU and a new ECU Wireless Research Centre at Albany, WA. You are required to design a complete communication network between School of Engineering, Joondalup campus & the research centre at Albany. Your design should follow the guidelines practiced by professional engineers, and should be cost effective.
Outcomes of the systems should meet the following requirements –
• 60 workstations in Joondalup and 25 workstations in Albany campus (analyse and assume traffic load as necessary)
• There is an option to get a license for RF spectrum give it can be accommodated within budget.
• Bit rate for each workstation: 1.5 Mbps download, 512 Kbps upload
• Bit Error Rate: 1 × 10-7
• Availability: 99% (averaged over 1 year)
• Secured data transmission
• Minimum cost (maximum budget 1.5 million, but you need to minimize cost)
• Consider diversity (your network may be used for new research centre at Mt Lawley and Bunbury campus ) • Consider existing systems in place.
• Assume lands are available if your design requires installation of transmission medium.
• Choosing all components of the system, including servers, routers, frequency bands, modulation scheme, power levels, etc.
• For each component, you need to first specify, using proper design and analysis, the minimum performance parameters required, and then pick a make and model that meets those performance parameters, without reverting to over-designed solutions.
• Providing a detailed system performance analysis (Opnet or similar simulation s/w).
• Providing a cost analysis of the system.
• Submitting a project report (groups should submit a combined report).
• Present your design.
A preliminary design is due by week 8. Presentation week 12, semester 2 Final report due week 13, semester 2.
The project will count 25% towards the overall assessment for this unit.
Preliminary report 5% Presentation 5%
Final report 15%.
PROJECT REPORT FORMAT
The main text of the report should be in Times New Roman, font size 12 with 1.3 line spacing. You should maintain left and right margins of 2.5cm and top and bottom margins of 3 cm. The report should be submitted both in electronic and hard copy formats.
The abstract should be limited to 500 characters.
The introduction should give a brief overview of the system theory behind your project. You should avoid duplicating a text book here. This section should be limited to a maximum of 3 pages.
In this section you discuss the major alternatives for achieving the requirements of the project, and your justification for choosing a particular option.
Project Tasks, Assignments and Contributions
In this section identify the major tasks associated with the project and the percentage of contribution from each team member to each task. This information should be presented in a tabular format. Also, in a separate table, the total contribution by each person to the project has to be identified as a percentage. These percentages have to be agreed upon between team members upon completion of the tasks. The project grade for each student will be scaled according to the overall contribution percentage specified in the report.
Detailed Design & Simulation
In this section elaborate on your design procedures, calculations and simulations. You also provide a discussion on the performance of the system.
In this section you make your final remarks about your project.
Please use IEEE style for referencing.