- August 3, 2020
GDP Update: 11/06/2020 11:51 PM C:\Users\Admin\Documents\GDP1D\Onedrive\GDP1D\02S 2020 PC\Teach\2020 T2 4662\4662 Assign\2020 T2 4662 A1.Docx 1 / 3 UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications PHTN4662 Photonic Networks Assignment 1: Survey Report Please note: 1. Deadline for submission of Assignment 1: Monday of Week 11 (9am, 10 August, 2020). 2. Please see the notes below for detailed instructions. 3. You are required to complete the assignment report independently. 4. Your report should be one file * in Word, PPT or PDF format, plus a signed cover sheet * All files are to be submitted on Moodle with a standard file name format, e.g. 2020 T2 4662 A1 YourStudentID YourName.xxx 5. Late submission will be also penalised at a rate -20% per day. Survey report & topic selection Each student is required to write a formal report surveying any one specific topic in one of the following areas that is related to any new optical communication system and network technologies, (e.g. some topics listed in Lec 1 Notes) such as New technologies on fibres, sources and detectors Advanced modulation schemes, Advanced system photonic devices or components Optical fibre network management and security Note that material on the above areas may not be directly related to the lecture notes. You may need to find information in other sources such as technical journals, textbooks, etc. Requirement Your report must include the following Title Abstract Table of Content General background, status and significance of the topic Key technical issues, difficulties and problems Existing solutions and their operational principles, advantages and disadvantages Potential and future solutions and your critical comments, considerations, ideas Discussions and Conclusions References Students must do research on their selected topics and include a list of references. Your references must be sufficient to demonstrate familiarity with the important issues involved in the topic, and need to be GDP Update: 11/06/2020 11:51 PM C:\Users\Admin\Documents\GDP1D\Onedrive\GDP1D\02S 2020 PC\Teach\2020 T2 4662\4662 Assign\2020 T2 4662 A1.Docx 2 / 3 fully documented. You may use any standard, recognised system for your references. You should address these key issues related to your topic with concise and clear explanations, with the aid of figures, graphs or tables, if necessary. The format of the report can be in the form of a WORD file (length: 8 ~ 15 pages) or a Power Point file (length: 12 ~ 25 slides). Email submission is preferred. The assessment of the report will be based on your explanation, analysis and discussion about the topic you surveyed. The weight of the report is 5% in the final result. Up to 5% additional bonus weight may be awarded for reports of exceptional technical quality. (See the Marking Criteria below) Plagiarism Students must not commit plagiarism, i.e. they must not use the work of others without proper acknowledgement. Students must identify direct quotations correctly and acknowledge each source at each point that it is directly quoted (or paraphrased) in the text of the report. If a submitted report is plagiarised, then the student will receive NEGATIVE TEN penalty marks! For a detailed discussion of what is, and is not, plagiarism see, for example, http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/onlib/plag.html UNSW views plagiarism as serious academic misconduct. Marking criteria This report is to be marked on its presentation and content. Before writing your report, please note the marking criteria as detailed below. marking scale: 10-30 very poor, 40 poor, 50-60 satisfactory, 70 good, 80-100 very good, 100-200 excellent. The overall mark is the weighted sum of the marks for the components, as described above. STRUCTURE (10%) Abstract, table of contents, & numbered sections (with headings), including introduction and conclusions, each performing its respective function. Diagrams & tables numbered, with captions, and discussed in the text. Report self-contained. STYLE (20%) Language (grammar, spelling & punctuation). Expression (fluency, correct word choice, conciseness, avoidance of clichés). Conventions (SI units, non-sexist language, etc, see overleaf). Report has been adequately proofread. CONTENT (60%) Content (balance, depth & appropriateness, use of sufficient reference material). Quality of discussion & conclusions (relationship to content, summative quality). REFERENCING (10%) Fully documented reference list. Correct referencing conventions (Harvard). Acknowledgment of all sources of information in captions of diagrams & tables and wherever paraphrased or quoted in the text of the report. Quotations correctly identified. BONUS MARK (100%) Additional mark may be awarded for excellent understanding and presentation of key technical issues in the topic. GDP Update: 11/06/2020 11:51 PM C:\Users\Admin\Documents\GDP1D\Onedrive\GDP1D\02S 2020 PC\Teach\2020 T2 4662\4662 Assign\2020 T2 4662 A1.Docx 3 / 3 Note A report can be judged unsatisfactory for ANY of these reasons: “use of units not conforming to SI standards; “use of discriminatory or non-inclusive language; “failure to follow correct referencing conventions; “a consistently inappropriate choice of style (eg as though written for school-children, a sales brochure, or a tabloid newspaper rather than as a professional engineer’s report); “failure to have an appropriate structure (abstract, introduction, conclusion, etc); “or unreadable text or figures. Checklist This checklist will assist with various aspects of preparing the report. Before submitting you should check the following items. “The report is a file submitted in Word or PowerPoint format. My name & Student ID are visible on the front page. “The report is written in A4-paper format. The pages are consecutively numbered. “The report is the specified length. I have attempted to make it concise (i.e. “brief but comprehensive in expression” – Concise Oxford Dictionary). “There is a title page under this cover sheet which includes the name of the author, title of the report, the course code & name, and the date. “The Abstract and Introduction fulfill their purposes as usually understood (i.e. the abstract stands on its own as a summary of the report, whereas the introduction states the issues, places them in context and, perhaps, suggests some of the general line of argument, the scope of the following sections, and the conclusions). “The conclusion summarises and assesses the arguments, emphasises the most important ones, and mentions unresolved issues. “The report is intended to be understood by someone less well versed in the topic than I am. It does not verbosely repeat material in the references. It attempts to convey to a more informed reader the extent of my knowledge of the topic. “The sections of the report are numbered and appropriately titled. If they are used, tables, diagrams, etc are also clearly numbered. “There is a Table of Contents following the Abstract, and on a page of its own. “The list of references covers the topic and demonstrates my familiarity with the major aspects. “The report has been proof-read and spelling, grammar, & punctuation have been checked. “Acronyms & jargon have been either avoided or clearly explained. “Non-sexist language has been used throughout. “Units & their abbreviations conform to standard SI practice.