Title: MOBILE COMMUNICATION
Catalog Description: VHF and UHF communication in land-mobile communication. Channel characterization; fast and slow fading, frequency selectivity, delay and spread coherence bandwidth. Signal loss probability. Interference environments and its control. Frequency control. Diversity techniques for digital land mobile radio. Spatial distribution of offered traffic. Efficient spectral utilization. Capacity calculations and networking.
Coordinator: Emin Anarim, Professor of Electrical Engineering
Goals: This course aims to expose the students to study and discuss the theoretical and practical aspects of mobile communication systems and wireless networks. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of mobile communication. Channel characterization; fast and slow fading, frequency selectivity, delay and spread coherence bandwidth and their impact on mobile communication are examined. Critical communication channel aspects are identified and examined from standpoints of both the receiver and the transmitter .
At the conclusion of the course, the student should
Define and discuss the cellular communication system design fundamentals.
Compute mobile radio propagation and path loss.
Compute channel characterization;
Analyze fast and slow fading,
Compute frequency selectivity, delay and spread coherence bandwidth.
Use modulation techniques.
Design equalization and diversity.
Use multiple access techniques.
Design wireless networking.
Analyze wireless standards.
The project and homework portions of the course are intended to help you apply your understanding, for example by
analyzing channel characteristic for mobility;
designing and/or implementing a mobile radio propogation algorithms for a given set of constraints;
designing and/or implementing of the equalization and diversity algorithms.
The text for the class is T. S. Rappaport, Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 2002.
An optional, and highly recommended, text is
W. Stallings, Wireless Communications and Networks, Prentice Hall, 2002.
Notice that there is an oceanic amount of material on mobile communications available over the Internet.
Prerequisites by Topic: EE313 (i.e. MATH343), EE374. This class is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Students are also expected to have a level of signal processing and radio communication theory maturity that includes basic telecommunication information and the ability to learn and use new signal processing and radio communication notations. Some C programming ability will be helpful, as we will be looking at implementations of some algorithms..
Define and discuss the cellular communication system design fundamentals.(2 weeks)
Mobile radio propagation and path loss.(2 weeks)
Channel characterization, fast and slow fading .(2 weeks)
Frequency selectivity, delay and spread coherence bandwidth.(1 week)
· signal loss probability, interference environments and its control, frequency control, diversity techniques for digital land mobile radio.(2 weeks)
· spatial distribution of offered traffic, efficient spectral utilization, capacity calculations and networking. .(1 week)
Equalization and diversity.(1 week)
Multiple access techniques.(1 week)
Wireless networking and wireless standards.(1 week)
Course Structure: The class meets for three lectures a week, each consisting of three 50-minute sessions. 4-5 sets of homework problems are assigned per semester. There are one in-class mid-term exam and a final exam. Students are strongly encouraged to participate actively in class discussions and to ask questions.
Computer Resources: Students are encouraged to use MATLAB to solve their homework problems.. Some C programming ability will be helpful, as we will be looking at implementations of modulation, diversity and radio propogation algorithms.
Laboratory Resources: None.
Homework assignments (20 %)
One in-class, open-everything exam (30 %)
Open everything final: (30 % )
Term project (20 %) (Presentation and also report are required). The project may be done individually or in groups of up to three people. I will provide suggestions for project topics, but you are encouraged to choose something that interests you. The project may be theoretically-oriented (e.g., analyze the security of RC5; come up with an efficient method of computing discrete logarithms) or more practical, involving design and implementation of a piece of security-related software, for example.
Homework will be due a week after they are assigned. Homework late by a week will be accepted with a ten-point penalty. After a week past the due date homework’s will no longer be accepted.
The catalog guidelines will be used for assigning letter grades.
Class Hours:Tuesday 7-8 KB230, Friday 8 TELRA
Office Hours: Friday 14:00-15:00 or any other time you can catch me (setting up an appointment before hand is recommended). If you can't find me at my desk, look in the BUSIM lab.
(a) Apply math, science and engineering knowledge. This course requires the mathematical background about the linear algebra and programming language C during lectures, homework sets and exams.
(c) Design a system, component or process to meet desired needs. Designing a receiver for multi-fading channel environment , designing a cellular system for a given constraints, analyzing channel characteristic for mobility; designing and/or implementing a mobile radio propogation algorithms for a given set of constraints; designing and/or implementing of the equalization and diversity algorithms.
(k) Use of modern engineering tools. Students use Matlab and a number of MATLAB packages for their homework assignments.
(g)Ability to communicate effectively. Students are strongly encouraged to participate actively in class discussions and to ask questions. Also each student will be required to present his/her term project in the classroom.
(j) A knowledge of contemporary issues. This course explains the key principles of mobile and wireless communications, how the technology is implemented in the various networks available, and how the new technology is likely to evolve over the next three-to-five years.
Prepared By: Emin Anarim