RADIO COMMUNICATIONS ET2411 (ETD020)

Course Information

  • The course is given for the programme: Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Credit units: 7.5 ECTS
  • Level: D
  • Subject: Electrical Engineering (Elektroteknik)
  • Study term: Lp4, 2010
  • Place: Karlskrona
  • Responsible teacher: Hans-Jurgen Zepernick
  • Syllabus (eng) (sve)

Course Aim

Upon completion of this course, the student would know the foundations of radio communications and technical concepts of mobile radio systems, including system design fundamentals, standards and trends in radio communications.

Subject Synopsis

Introduction to radio communication systems. Mobile radio propagation, large-scale path loss, small-scale fading, multipath propagation, discrete channels. Antennas. Modulation techniques for mobile radio. Channel coding. Multiple access techniques. The cellular concept. System design fundamentals. Radio systems, standards and trends.

Contents

  • Introduction to Mobile Radio Systems
    • Evolution of Mobile Radio Communications
    • Examples of Mobile Radio Systems
    • Concepts of Cellular Mobile Radio Systems
  • Mobile Radio Propagation
    • Radio Wave Propagation
    • Reflection
    • Diffraction
    • Scattering
  • Large-Scale Path Loss
    • Practical Link Budget Design
    • Outdoor Propagation Models
    • Indoor Propagation Models
  • Small-Scale Fading and Multipath
    • Factors Influencing Small-Scale Fading
    • Impulse Response Models
    • Parameters of Mobile Multipath Channels
    • Classification of Channels
    • Small-Scale Multipath Measurements
    • Rayleigh and Ricean Distributions
  • Discrete Channel Models
    • Discrete Channel
    • Descriptive Models
    • Generative Models
    • Application to System Performance Evaluation
  • Antennas
    • Elementary Radio Sources and Antennas
    • Antenna Properties
    • Frii’s Transmission Formula
    • Applications in Mobile Radio Systems
  • Link Budget
    • Components of a link budget
    • GSM Class 4 mobile to base station
    • GSM Class 4 base to mobile station
    • GSM Class 2 mobile to base station
    • GSM Class 2 base to mobile station
  • Modulation Techniques for Mobile Radio
    • Digital Modulation
    • Pulse Shaping Techniques
    • Linear Modulation Techniques
    • Constant Envelope Techniques
  • Channel Coding
    • Review of Abstract Algebra
    • Block Codes, Encoders, and Decoders
    • Convolutional Codes, Encoders, and Decoders
  • Multiple Access Techniques for Radio Communications
    • Frequency Division Multiple Access
    • Time Division Multiple Access
    • Spread Spectrum Multiple Access
    • Space Division Multiple Access
  • The Cellular Concept and System Design Fundamentals
    • Frequency Reuse
    • Handoff
    • Co-channel and Adjacent Channel Interference
    • System Capacity
  • Wireless Systems, Standards and Trends
    • First Generation Systems
    • Second Generation Systems
    • Third Generation Systems
    • IMT-2000/UMTS, 3GPP1, 3GPP2
    • Wireless Networking

Course Material

Lecture Notes

  • LECTURE NOTE 0
  • LECTURE NOTE 1
  • LECTURE NOTE 2
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  • LECTURE NOTE 4
  • LECTURE NOTE 5
  • LECTURE NOTE 6
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  • LECTURE NOTE 9
  • LECTURE NOTE 10
  • LECTURE NOTE 11

Exercises

  • Exercises 1 - 5
  • Exercises 6 - 9
  • Exercises 10 - 12
  • Exercises 13 - 16
  • Exercises 17 - 21
  • Exercises 22 - 24

Solutions

  • Solutions 1 - 5
  • Solutions 6 - 9
  • Solutions 10 - 12
  • Solutions 13 - 16
  • Solutions 17 - 21
  • Solutions 22 - 24

Laboratories

Appendices

  • Appendix 1
  • Appendix 2
  • Appendix 3
  • Appendix 4
  • Appendix 5

Old Examinations

  • Examination 1
  • Examination 2
  • Examination 3

Literature

  • PRIMARY COURSE BOOK:

    T.S Rappaport
    Wireless Communications - Principles and Practice 2002, 707 s
    Prentice-Hall, Inc.
    ISBN 0-13-042232-0

ADDITIONAL EXCERCISES FROM BOOK

  • Chapter 4: Large-Scale Path Loss
    • 4.1
    • 4.2
    • 4.14
    • 4.23
    • 4.29

 

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