Telecommunication Modelling and Simulation

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
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
covered in this
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
d. Apply, and evaluate the application of systematic cellular networks engineering
synthesis and design techniques;
Weight 15%
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)
 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:
Misconduct-Policy-Procedure. For further information, please refer to the
Academic Integrity Section in your Unit Description.

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Project Formulation
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%.
Marking Criteria
The following shall be used to grade your submission.
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Content Knowledge
(Marks: 60% )
Ability to
(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
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.
terminology is used
4 Student demonstrates
sound basic knowledge
and understanding of
the relevant subject
matter. The system
design methodology is
technically fairly
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
3 Student exhibits
adequate basic
knowledge of the topic
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
language errors,
these do not
interfere with the
understanding the
2 The student’s apparent
knowledge and
understanding of
relevant content is
Lecturer has
understanding the
content, although
there are signs of
meaning breaking
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
grammar, word
choice, word
formation and
spelling cause
difficulty for the
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
terminology, word
choice, word forms


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the content of the
submitted report.
each other or to the
question asked.
and spelling
predominate and
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.


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