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, Group Design Work (Groups of 5 Students)
Assessment Title Assignment 2 (PLMN Design Based on 5G)
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;
d. Apply, and evaluate the application of systematic cellular networks engineering synthesis and design techniques;
Total Marks 90
Word/page limit Maximum 2000 words (8 A4 pages)
Release Date Week 7
Due Date Week 11 (Friday, 31st May 2019, 11pm)
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, 12-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. Maximum file size is 10 A4 pages, all inclusive.
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.
Assume that you are an employee of a public land mobile network (PLMN) operator with operations in Victoria. As a member of a group of 5 engineers, you are tasked to design a PLMN based on 5G air interface to serve a suburb in Victoria called Mernda. Assume that your employer has no PLMN infrastructure or mobile service in this suburb, and that it is a greenfield. Your design should use the CelPlanner® software. The steps of the design should be clearly demonstrated. Also, your design must be justified with analytical reasoning wherever possible.
The PLMN that you design should include:
1) Demonstration of research into PLMN design based on 5G using a minimum of 5 references from journal papers, conference papers or books.
2) The entire coverage area, its size and the division of the coverage area into cells.
3) The cluster size used, frequency reuse distance, and sectoring per cell.
4) Latitudes and longitudes of the coverage area.
5) Choose the number of cells and their sizes with justification.
6) Illustrate the positioning of eNodeBs in the network, with justification.
7) The operating frequencies of the PLMN and how the frequencies were acquired.
8) The bandwidth of each channel.
9) Minimum and maximum data rates that each user can be served.
10) The multiple access scheme used.
11) The handoff algorithm or method used in the PLMN.
12) Channel allocation method used in the PLMN.
13) Modulation methods used.
14) Channel coding methods used.
15) Error control scheme employed.
16) Pathloss models used for signal propagation in the coverage area, with justifications.
17) The expected grade of service (GOS) in the PLMN.
18) The overall capacity of the PLMN.
19) Include screenshots of CelPlanner® in your report to illustrate your design steps.
20) Reference list demonstrating research into the subject matter at the end of the report.
Every group submits a report written using Microsoft Word in good English language. The size of the report should not be more than 10 A4 pages, written in 12-point Times New Roman font. All pages must be numbered consistently. Submissions with direct copied and pasting portions without reflection will score an automatic 0%.
The following shall be used to grade your submission.
(Marks: 60% ) Ability to Communicate
(Marks: 20%) Academic Discourse
Skills (Marks: 10%) Basic Language
Skills (Marks: 10%)
5 Student demonstrates outstanding of PLMN design and the competence in CelPlanner® software 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 ideas or facts presented have little apparent relation to Errors in sentence structure, terminology, word choice, word forms
the content of the submitted report. each other or to the question asked. 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.