CDR Sample for Telecommunication Engineers

Professional CDR sample for Telecommunication Engineers written as per the Engineers Australia guidelines for the Migration Skills Assessment.
Last updated 2/2019
CDR Sample

What you’ll get

Continuing Professional Development
The sample of CPD clarifies the Engineering Knowledge of the applicant.
Three Career Episodes
Career Episode gives a brief explanation of your engineering education, job experience and any training related to engineering.
Summary Statement
Summary statement gives the detail explanation of all the competency element and talks about the competencies one holds that is suited to the requirements laid down by EA.
Resume Sample
The resume includes a full summary of the applicants engineering education, work experience and the activities of the author.
Telecommunication Engineer
A$ 49
Continuing Professional Development
Three Career Episodes
Summary Statement
Resume Sample

CDR Sample for Telecommunication Engineers

Telecommunication Engineers are responsible for examining new network technologies and offering suggestions regarding integration. They are responsible for the designing & installation of the telecommunication equipment and ensure the data transmitted over wired or wireless communication is of high-quality. For getting employment in the Telecommunications Engineering Industry, a minimum qualification of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in electronic engineering, computer science, IT or other technical subject is required.

CDR sample for Telecommunication Engineers includes all the required reports such as Curriculum Vitae (CV), Continuing Professional Development (CPD), three Career Episodes (CE), and Summary Statement. The content of the CDR Report Samples is given below:

Curriculum Vitae (CV): Resume on the basis of a professional template.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD): The sample of CPD clarifies the Engineering Knowledge of the applicant – 164 words.

Telecommunication Engineer Career Episode Sample 1: “Design of rectangular microstrip patch antenna” – 2121 words.

Telecommunication Engineer Career Episode Sample 2: “Lte network” – 1810 words.

Telecommunication Engineer Career Episode Sample 3: “Radar system design” – 2106 words.

Telecommunication Engineer Summary Statement Sample: Detailed explanation of all the competency element – 1678 words.

Telecommunication Engineer Career Episode Sample 1

Project Name: Design of rectangular microstrip patch antenna

This project was titled “Design of rectangular microstrip patch antenna”. The engineering activities that the author did during the project are as below:
 The author studied about the different feeding techniques of Microstrip Antenna.
 The author designed the rectangular patch antenna and then calculated different parameters using electromagnetism simulation software ADS.
 The author analyzed the return loss of the schematic model of the rectangular antenna and then analyzed the simulation of a patch antenna.
 The author calculated the return loss amplitudes and carried out the simulation of voltage standing wave ration and derived the result.
 The author derived the layout of the rectangular patch antenna and analyzed the return loss simulation result.
 The author determined the efficiency of the antenna by observing parameters of directivity, gain and radiated power.
 The author derived the result of the simulation using software Ansoft High-Frequency Structure Simulator, I

Problem & Solutions

Some of the major problems that were encountered by the author during the “LTE Network project” along with their solutions are defined below:-

  1. Problem 1 career episode 1 and its Solution

    After the simulation of the schematic model of the regular patch antenna, the band in the design of the antenna was very narrow. This narrow bandwidth affected the overall signal transmission. The bandwidth during the design of the rectangular antenna was found to comparatively taper than the width of the standard bandwidth (UWB).

    The author used the function GOAL (ADS schematic). In the optimization process, the value of the reflection coefficient (S11) was fitted in accordance with the bandwidth along with the value of the reflection coefficient.

    The author found that the increase and decrease of the width of the transmission line can lead to decrease the bandwidth. During the author’s study, the optimized value for the width of the transmission line should be equal to 2.2 mm. Author used the exact value for the width of the transmission line and found that it covers the longer bandwidth at the range of frequency from 2.4 GHz to 5.45 GHz.

  1. Problem 2 career episode 1 and its Solution

    During the design of the microstrip patch antenna, author found that conventional microstrip has low gain, which consequently lowers the efficiency and the return loss is high. Author understood that in most practical values, the gain is insensitive to substrate dielectric constant and thickness and low gain is a serious disadvantage. After the deep research and discussion with the expert, author found that to minimize such parameters; the proper substrate should be chosen. The gain of the antenna has to be increased for applications like RF harvesting. In this technique, author used the two rectangular patches of the same size. I also combined the frequency in such a manner that the value of the reflection coefficient, VSWR, Gain (IEE) is improved. I also found that observing effects gain is not sufficient and is important to have the need for gain enhancement. And for this, author applied the antenna array technique in which the required pattern can be achieved by using a single element. Using this array technique, I found that there is a 98% increase in the gain of the microstrip patch antenna.

Telecommunication Engineer Career Episode Sample 2

Project Name: LTE NETWORK

This project was titled “LTE Network Project”. The engineering activities that the author did during the project are as below:
 To study the long term evolution technology (LTE) network technology and their dimensioning.
 To carry out dimensioning of the LTE Network.
 To plan the LTE capacity.
 To estimate the radio link station number for load and traffics and coverage planning.
 To select the dimensioning tool for LTE network.
 To carry the traffic analysis and coverage estimation.

Problem & Solutions

Some of the major problems that were encountered by the author during the “LTE Network project” along with their solutions are defined below:-

  1. Problem 1 career episode 2 and its Solution

    The Author discovered issues regarding flexibility because of bandwidth scaling. This issue was raised because of the OFDMA technology. 2GHz frequency was used for this network, which was increased to 2.6GHz to the 900 MHz frequency band. After testing the signal on these criteria, the author found that the bandwidth allocation was not stable and the data communication rate was slow which acts as a disadvantage for the upcoming telecommunication network.

    This issue was resolved by bringing the variation in the OFDM modulation technique by placing the guard interval between the consecutive symbols. The issues were raised because of the inter-symbol interference. Hence the problem regarding the scalability was solved.

  1. Problem 2 career episode 2 and its Solution

    Issues regarding the interference were seemed because of the existence of water bodies between the two terminals (transmitter and receiver). Water bodies produced the interference and distortion of the signal. Due to water bodies signal send from the transmitter was found weak and distorted in the receiving end. To solve these issues power supply was varied but this did not solve the problem raised. So the author increased the frequency strength considering the localities frequency available to stop additional interference and employed the RET (electrical tilt) port to the network to solve this problem. By such measures, the interference was solved.

  1. Problem 3 career episode 2 and its Solution

    The rate of data transfer was slow because of low throughput in the network. Due to the low throughput, the system was not able for maximum data transfer. The author conducted the calculation on SINR and found that the SINR value was too low, which affected the throughput of the system.

    So the author increased the space between the transmitter and receiver to moderate the probability of limit overshooting. The author also reduced the intermodulation distortion by maintaining a proper power supply. This resulted in a reduction of the load on the network, which increased SINR and spectral efficiency and increased network throughput.

Telecommunication Engineer Career Episode Sample 3

Project Name: Radar System Design

This project was titled as “Radar System Design”. The engineering activities that the author did during the project are as below:
 The author studied about the radar system and installed it to detect the speeding car in the road.
 The author designed the radar circuit to measure the speed of the moving car.
 The author selected various components for implementing the hardware.
 The author performed programming for interface design and calibration.
 The author carried out various segmentation process to extract the information from the captured image.

Problem & Solutions

Some of the major problems that were encountered by the author during the “RADAR SYSTEM DESIGN” along with their solutions are defined below:-

  1. Problem 1 career episode 3 and Solution

    While connecting the radar circuit with the interface, the author found out that the maximum output resulted from the output was 50mvolt. This introduced a huge problem in the system as the microcontroller that was used could not detect the volt from the circuit due to which the system could not function properly.

    To overcome this problem, the author used a component called an amplifier. This device increased the power of the signals in the circuit. This helped the microcontroller to detect the signal, and the radar circuit was successfully connected to the interface. Likewise, author also found that before the voltage reached the parallel cable, the microcontroller made a huge drop and thus a major problem of parallel cable not being able to detect the output was acquainted in the system.

    To further solve the problem, author used a device called a comparator. The comparator measured the volt from the input and then correlated with the threshold voltage that is zero volts. Using the comparator in the designed radar system, increased the output voltage by the value of 5 and thus the aroused problem was solved, and the parallel cable was able to recognize the output from the circuit and was then tested on LEDs to get the code variance.

  1. Problem 2 career episode 3 and Solution

    Another issue that the author encountered in implementing the radar system was the clutter on the radar. Many unwanted frequencies were found to be returned from the natural objects at the ground and other man-made objects such as buildings.  The clutter echoes were found to be 60or 70 dB of magnitude, which was larger than the echoes from the aircraft. The clutter echoes obstructed the important frequencies like cars that were exceeding the speed limit were not able to be located.

    Henceforth, the author used a powerful method called Doppler Effect to over the problem.  Using the Doppler Effect in the solution, the moving targets were able to be detected even in the presence of large clutter. In the Doppler Effect, Doppler filters were used around the main spectral line called the clutter-notch. This helped in displaying the results of only moving targets about the radar.

  1. Problem 3 career episode 3 and Solution

    Another issue that the author bumped into was the interference problem in the system. Unwanted signals were originated from the external as well as internal sources. The unwanted signals were found to be available in both active and passive forms. Author found that when two waves simultaneously moved in a medium, the occurrence of interference was found and weakened the radar pulses.

    Consequently, the author applied the signal-to-noise ratio to overcome the unwanted signals. The ratio used the power of the signal and the noise power within the signal to measure the receiver sensitivity of radar. Author also found that the SNR should be as high as possible for good transmission of signals. Henceforth, using SNR in the designed radar system, the interference and other noise were greatly minimized.

Telecommunication Engineer Continuing Professional Development

CPD refers to the process of tracking and documenting the skills, knowledge, and experience gained both formally and informally.

The CPD writing is in a list format (title, date, duration, and venue) and includes the following details:
 Formal engineering study.
 Conferences at which you have delivered papers or attended.
 Short courses, workshops, seminars, discussion groups, technical inspections and technical meetings you have attended.
 Preparation and presentation of material for courses, conferences, seminars and symposia.
 Services to the engineering profession (volunteer work, board or committee volunteering, mentoring, etc.

Some of the presentation, seminars, workshops and trainings done by the author are mentioned below:
 Workshop on Fit-for-business broadband.
 Training on Antenna Design.
 Training on PABX and fault detection.
 Training on Wi-Max.

Telecommunication Engineer CV

The CV includes a full summary of the authors engineering education and work experience. The CV here is a complete record of the activities of the author.

Career Objective

The author would like to work in an environment that challenges him to utilize all his skills and knowledge to explore various fields and continue his professional development.

Work experience

The author worked at XYZ Construction from July 2017- August 2018 as an Electronics Engineer. Some of the responsibilities the author had are mentioned below:
 Developed standard operating policies and procedures with the assistance of the department manager
 Managed and led junior analysts through routine backups and software changes
 Provided feedback to the senior management regarding the relevant problems and possible areas of improvement.

Furthermore, the author also worked as a Telecommunication Engineer at Pappu Projects from August 2019-till date. Some of the responsibilities the author had while working here are mentioned below:
 To develop, maintain, and improve regional reports.
 To develop and maintain XNG database
 To interact with several equipment and telecommunication service providers to stay intact with the new technologies

Educational qualification

The author studied Bachelor in Telecommunication Engineering(2016) at ABC University.

Summary Statement

A summary statement is the detail explanation sample of all the competency elements.
The summary statement consists of the Consistency Elements, a Brief summary of how the author has applied the element and the paragraph number in the career episode(s) where the element is addressed in tabular format.
Professional engineer Summary Statement is divided into three parts:

     PE1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
     PE1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
     PE1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
    PE1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
     PE1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
     PE1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
    PE2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
     PE2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
     PE2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
     PE2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
     PE3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
     PE3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
     PE3.3 Creative innovative and proactive demeanour.
     PE3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
     PE3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership.

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