Semeter B -Mandatory Modules / ECTS Units 3
This course is concerned with the concepts, applications, design, development and deployment of mobile communication systems and networks.
Students will develop a detailed knowledge and critical understanding of the core skills in mobile communications and networks and use a significant range of principal and specialist skills, techniques and practices in the domain of mobile communications and networks.
This course focuses in mobile communications & networks and comprises the following topics:
- Propagation in satellite and mobile communications systems.
- Wireless channel characterization.
- Wireless channel modeling.
- Cellular concept in mobile communication systems.
- Frequency Division Multiple Access in mobile communications.
- Time Division Multiple Access in mobile communications.
- Code Division Multiple Access in mobile communications.
- Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing in mobile communications.
- Architecture and structure of GSM.
- Measurements in GSM.
- Switching in mobile communications.
- Channel assignment and handoffs.
- Dynamic spectrum allocation.
- Call blocking probability in mobile communications.
- Markov chains in mobile communications.
- Interference intermodulation, interference in adjacent channels and interference in the same channel.
- TETRA systems.
- UMTS systems.
- 3G and 4G mobile communications systems.
- QoS in wireless networks.
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
- Communicate effectively in a written and oral manner.
- Manipulate and present data in a variety of forms.
- Use scientific principles to design broad ranging systems.
- View problems from a wide perspective.
- Use IT tools effectively.
- Manage time and resources efficiently.
- Work effectively as a team member and as an individual.
- Appreciate the need for life long learning and continuous professional development.
- Henry L. Bertoni, “Radio propagation for modern wireless systems”, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2000.
- Dr. Jochen Schiller, “Mobile Communications”, Addison-Wesley Professional, pp. 416, 2000.
- Gordon L. Stüber, “Principles of mobile communication”, Springer, pp. 752, 2001.
- Richard Seyler Ling, Jonathan Donner, “Mobile communication”, Polity, pp. 191, 2009.
- International Scientific Journals: IEEE – Vehicular Technology, IEEE – Communications, IEEE – Wireless Communications, IEEE – Communication Letters, IEEE – Networks.