Students interested in fundamental knowledge about wireless communications, as well as basics of the contemporary 3rd, 4th and 5th generation wireless systems.
Wireless communication systems. System design fundamentals. Trunking theory. Mobile radio propagation. Reflection of radio waves. Fading and multipath. Modulation techniques; signal space; probability of error, spread spectrum. Diversity. Multiple access.
3rd, 4th and 5th generation wireless systems
History, types of services 1.1, 1.2, 1.4; Requirements for services; Fundamental problems of wireless 1.3, 2
Noise- and interference limitation; Link budget 3; Fundamental propagation effects 4.1, 4.2, 4.31, 4.4.1, 4.5, App. 4A
Antennas 9; Fading 5.1-5.4,
Delay dispersion 6.1-6.3;
Channel models 7.1-7.5; Communications block diagram 10
Modulation formats 11.1-11.3.2; Modulation formats 11.3.3-11.3.11
Modulator structure 12.1; BER in fading channels 12.2-12.3
Diversity principles 13.1-13.3, 13.6; Performance of diversity systems 13.4-13.5
Error-correcting codes 14.1-14.3, 14.4;
FDMA, TDMA, cellular principle 17.1-17.3, 17.5, 17.6
CDMA 18.1-18.2; CDMA II 18.3-18.4
OFDM I 19.1-19.4; OFDM II 19.5, 19.8, 19.9-19.11
LTE – 4th Generation Wireless
Contemporary topics in wireless: Cellular in the cloud, software defined networking, ...
Possibilities for Literature Review or Projects
VoLTE (Voice over LTE)
MIMO (multiple input multiple output systems)
System aspects of 5th generation system
Cellular network virtualization
Emerging Modulation Formats
Course: Open to all SEAS students.
Spring 2015: Electrical Engineering ELEN E4703 :: Location TBA :: F 10:10a - 12:40p
IEEE Communications Magazine
Matlab simulation code - matlab and simuling
Expert speakers from industry
Books, Tools and Resources
Wireless Communications (Wiley - IEEE), Andreas F. Molisch
Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (December 1, 2010) ISBN-10: 0470741864, ISBN-13: 978-0470741863
Simulation and Software Radio for Mobile Communications , Hiroshi Harada, Ramjee Prasad
Publisher: Artech House Publisher ISBN-10: 1580530443, ISBN-13: 978-1580530446