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Industry Development Programme – Introduction to Broadcast Technology

VENUE
Wireless Communication Centre, Faculty of Telecommunication, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor.

5th to 7th November 2012

A collaboration programme between
SKMM Academy, Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Multimedia Malaysia and
Wireless Communication Centre (WCC), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Overview of the program
The Introduction to Broadcast Technology training is conducted over a period of 3 days and delivered by Academics. The programme will be held at the Wireless Communication Centre of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in Skudai Johor. The course is designed by academics and SKMM regulators with extensive knowledge in spectrum management. The programme looks at the development of the broadcasting systems and services (in Malaysia – options). It covers both analog to digital broadcasting standards. Specifically, it describes in detail, television, radio (sound), and satellite broadcasting. The programme begins with an overview of broadcasting services followed by the academic definition of broadcast channels. It covers topics such as the broadcasting transceiver structures, modulations and standards. The concept of satellite TV and radio broadcasting will also be presented. The information of digital dividend will be the draw attention to of the three days programme, where the values of digital dividend for the emerging technologies are discussed and explained. At the end of the programme, a dialogue is performed on the issues of digital dividend in Malaysia in order to exchange views between participants and facilitators.

Objective
To ensure at the end of the programme, all participants should be able to: * Comprehend the concept of analog and digital broadcasting services. * Make different between broadcasting standards, i.e. Radio, TV, and Satellite. * Express knowledge of broadcast channels from the perspective of information theory. * Give details the concept of the digital dividend.

Audiences
The course caters to the needs of those working within the broadcast sectors with a concern in the future improvement in terrestrial broadcasting.

Participation evaluation
At the end of the programme, all participants will be tested on their understanding of broadcast technology and concept of the digital dividend. Thereby, a certificate will be awarded to those participants that successfully pass the examination.

Trainers (Instructors` Biodata)
Dr. Norhudah Seman received her B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 2003 and M.Eng. in RF/Microwave Communications from The University of Queensland, Brisbane, St. Lucia, Queensland Australia in 2005. In September 2009, she completed her PhD at the same university. She previously worked as an engineer with Motorola Technology, Penang Malaysia in 2003 where she was involved with RF and microwave components design and testing. She is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of WCC, UTM 8th to 10th October 2012 Electrical Engineering UTM and an academic staff member of Wireless Communication Centre (WCC). She has published two book chapters in a book entitled "Microwave and Millimetre Wave Technologies" and written about 16 technical articles of international journals and conference papers. Her research interests concern the design of microwave circuits for biomedical and industrial applications, UWB technologies and mobile communications. She may be contacted at huda@fke.utm.my

Dr. Marwan Hadri Azmi received his B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 2003 and M.SC. Degree in Communications and Signal Processing from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London in 2005 and the Ph. D degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia in 2012. He is currently a lecturer in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. His...
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