EE9-SO10 Mobile Radio CommunicationLecturer(s): Dr Mustafa Gurcan
To introduce features of mobile communication systems and principles involved in designing efficient mobile radio systems.
We cover mainly three areas:
1) Radio transmission path: the students learn how the mobile radio transmission path functions in real systems
2) Capacity of wireless channels: students learn how to control tranmission power in order to maximize the transmission rate for mobile transmission channel.
3)Radio Access Network (RAN) students learn how contemporary mobile radio communication systems are structured and how they function logically.
Transmission path: VHF and UHF propagation; propagation losses; inverse fourth power propagation; Rayleigh fading, shadowing losses. Coverage probability; outage and coverage probabilities.
Wireless System Capacity: Shannon, ergodic capacity. Water filling rate optimization for contrained power transmission. Zero outage and channel inversion power control.
Radio Access Network (RAN 1): 2G, 2.5G and UMTS systems air interface.
RAN 2:Backbone network.
RAN 3: Resource allocation, HSDPA, Vblast.
We use three books
1) Andrea Goldsmith "wireless communications", Chapters 1 to 4.
2) Juha Korhonen, "Introduction to 3G Mobile Communications" Chapters 1 to 11.
3) Z. Han, K.J.R. Liu, "Resource Allocation for Wireless Networks".
Coursework contribution: 25%
Closed or Open Book (end of year exam): Closed
To be announced
Oral Exam Required (as final assessment): N/A
Prerequisite: None required
Course Homepage: https://intranet.ee.ic.ac.uk/electricalengineering/intrnl/docs/list.aspx?co