The goal of MOBCOM is to provide a fundamental understanding of mobile communication systems. The course will seek to describe the key aspects of channel characteristics/modeling, of communication techniques, and to describe the application of these techniques in wireless communication systems.
Teaching and Learning Methods: Lectures and Lab sessions (group of 2-3 students).
Course Policies: Attendance at the lab session is mandatory.
Book: TSE D., VISWANATH P. Fundamentals of Wireless Communication. Cambridge University Press, 2005, 564p.
Knowledge in discrete math, probability theory, random processes, transform theory
- Physical channel modeling, input/output channel models,
- Time and frequency channel coherence
- Statistical channel modeling.
- Detection in fading channels, degrees of freedom, effects of channel uncertainty
- Diversity techniques (time/antenna/frequency diversity, space-time codes).
- OFDM, channel estimation.
- Capacity of AWGN and fading wireless channels
- Multi-user capacity and opportunistic communications,
- Uplink/downlink AWGN channel, uplink/downlink fading channel
- Multiuser diversity, multi-node networks.
- Be able to Identify the basic properties of wireless communications channels
- Be able to analyze the performance of different standard algorithms over wireless settings
- Be able to design simple algorithms for different single-user and multi-user settings
Nb hours: 42.00
- Midterm exam (20% of the final grade)
- Lab. reports (15% of the final grade)
- Homework (10% of the final grade)
- Final Exam (55% of the final grade)