Course contents *
- Fundamentals of wireless area communication systems: Structure and functional blocks. Performance measures: coverage, quality, capacity, Traffic models. Quality of Service (QoS) classes and negociation. Introduction to the Radio Resource Management (RRM)-problem.
- Link performance in interference limited systems: Muliple Access Communication Systems. Orthogonal, non-orthogonal signalling (F/T/CDMA).
- Cellular system concept: Cochannel interference, spectrum reuse, simple capacity analysis, blocking.. Fading models, combined outage/blocking analysis. Advanced cell structures: Sectorization, Hierarchical systems (macro/micro/pico-cells), adaptive antennas, SDMA.
- Simulation tools for cellular network analysis(RUNE).
- Handover and Mobility Management.
- Dynamic Resource Allocation.
- Transmitter Power Control: Optimal power control. C/I balancing, Removal/Admission strategies, Multirate power control.
- Frequency Hopping Systems: Random Resource allocation.
- DS-CDMA systems: Capacity calculations, Power control, Soft-Handoff, Dynamic Cell Management.
- Packet-oriented wireless access systems: Delay/Throughput. Multiple Access protocols. ALOHA, CSMA, CRA, PRMA. Wireless LAN:s IEEE 802.11, Hiperlan/2.
Intended learning outcomes *
Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- apply the most important techniques for analyzing the capacity and Quality-of-Service of wireless networks
- use and modify simulation tools for performance evaluation of Wireless Systems(e.g. RUNE-TDMA and RUNE-CDMA).
- demonstrate your knowledge of this area through active participation in (research) projects in the area of wireless communication.
- read the current literature at both conference and journal levels.
- write technical reports with content suitable for submission to national/international conferences and journals in the area.