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Reliable data transfer via frequency transmission

Butler, Brandon (2017) Reliable data transfer via frequency transmission. Honours thesis, Murdoch University.

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Reliable single directional frequency data transfer is a method of electronic communication that is a potential alternative to a bi-directional or wired method. It is intended to determine whether or not single directional data transfer can be designed to perform at the same reliability level as other methods of data transmission. The reason for researching this is to see whether, two-way communication is necessary. Upon finding results to this question it will be determined if single directional frequency data transfer can be as power efficient as bi directional data transfer. It will also look into the overall performance of the method and how it can deal with inhibiting factors that will be introduced to simulate real world external variations in the signal.

How reliable single directional frequency transfer is, will be determined through experiments that are tasked at finding the maximum transmission rate of the devices made and the distance that data transmission can be conducted over.

The investigation will require the design of an experimental apparatus that will allow results to be found in the maximum possible transmission rate and distance transmission can cover.

The experimental apparatus will consist of two possessors, one for encoding a message, the other for decoding a message. The apparatus will also require an integrated radio frequency transmitter circuit as well as a receiver radio frequency integrated circuit. The processors will need to be coded with a new protocol that will allow the incorporation of three forward error correction techniques. This is so that a basic, intermediate and advanced method of forward error correction can be compared when gathering results.

Throughout this research consideration into all aspects that can possibly improve the energy efficiency of the electrical apparatus will be addressed an implemented. By creating an experimental apparatus that is competitive against other data transmission methods in terms of energy efficiency. With an energy efficient experimental apparatus, then results found could be a close representation of the likely outcomes if single directional data transmission was to be implemented on a larger scale.

Item Type: Thesis (Honours)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Information Technology
Supervisor(s): Lee, Gareth
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