Fundamental theory, design tradeoffs and practical issues of high capacity wireless communications systems. Trunking, RF propagation, frequency reuse, and legacy and emerging radio communications systems, including Long Term Evolution (LTE) cellular networks.
The wireless telecommunications industry has grown tremendously since the first cellular system was deployed in 1983. Digital techniques were introduced in 1993 to accommodate the huge boom in U.S. subscribers of portable telephone service in the mid 1990's. The same growth has occurred in Europe and Japan. Systems evolved from providing voice (2G) to all-IP data service (4G), creating a need for researchers and engineers with knowledge about cellular radio systems and digital wireless communication techniques. Wireless systems that provide personal and machine-to-machine communication constitutes a major research area of vital importance. This course will provide important knowledge to graduate students who wish to work in wireless communications, or who wish to enter the telecommunications industry. The course supplements the department research in wireless communications.
Percentage of Course
|1. Introduction to cellular communications and review of elements of a digital communication system||15%|
|2. Radio frequency propagation fundamentals, multiple access techniques, frequency reuse, radio resource management||10%|
|3. Cellular infrastructure design equations and tradeoffs, performance metrics||10%|
|4. Digital mobile communications: Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) and its evolution||15%|
|5. 3G fundamental technologies and systems||10%|
|6. 4G fundamental technologies||10%|
|7. Long Term Evolution (LTE) Case Study||15%|
|8. LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) Case Study||10%|
|9. Outlook for the future||5%|