Course contents *
Channel capacity, transmission, multplexing,
Antennas, wave propagation, spectrum fading,
Digital Modulation, Spread spectrum FHSS, DSSS,
Multiple accesss FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, OFDMA,
Error detection and error correction, Wireless networks using standards for cellular mobile broadband systems, wireless LAN, sensor networks and PAN,
Environmental, social, market and economic effects of wireless systems.
Intended learning outcomes *
This course provides an overview of wireless systems. It describes the basic design of radio links and radio networks, and describes the system architecture and function of different existing standards for wireless systems.
To pass, the student should be able to:
- Give an overview how a fading radio channel affects the link performance of wireless communication systems
- Dimensioning a radio link in terms of range and channel capacity based on given conditions
- Explain how multiple access methods works
- Estimate the capacity of a radio network and describe the relation between system capacity, deployment strategy, cost and available spectrum
- Describe structure and actors of a telecom market
- Give an overview of the system architecture of the various existing wireless communication systems
- Explain, in a wide sense, the environmental and sustainability challenge of the ICT-industry. (Electromagnetic radiation, energy, limited natural resources, environmentally harmful effects).
For the highest grade, the student should be able to:
- Explain wave propagation mechanisms and make judgments based on how these mechanisms affect the wave propagation
- Solve a general design problem for the radio links and radio networks by using simple formulas
- In a telecom market, be able to explain, the main actors business model and how the make money
- Given an overview of various existing systems for wireless communications and compare the capacity, performance and environmental aspects of them
- Be able to judge the economic and social advantages of providing affordable telecommunication in relation to its environmental effects.
Fulfilling parts of the learning outcomes of the highest grade results in grades D to B.