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.

Learning Objectives

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.


  1. Henry L. Bertoni, “Radio propagation for modern wireless systems”, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2000.
  2. Dr. Jochen Schiller, “Mobile Communications”, Addison-Wesley Professional, pp. 416, 2000.
  3. Gordon L. Stüber, “Principles of mobile communication”, Springer, pp. 752, 2001.
  4. Richard Seyler Ling, Jonathan Donner, “Mobile communication”, Polity, pp. 191, 2009.
  5. International Scientific Journals: IEEE – Vehicular Technology, IEEE – Communications, IEEE – Wireless Communications, IEEE – Communication Letters, IEEE – Networks.

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