- Code ENGN6536
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Engineering
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Engineering
- Areas of interest Engineering
The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to modern digital mobile and wireless communication systems. Topics include: overview of digital wireless communications, cellular concept; interference and traffic analysis for cellular networks; wireless fading channel modelling and characterization; modulation and detection performance over fading channels; equalization techniques; multi-carrier systems; spread spectrum techniques; receiver and transmitter diversity techniques; information theory of wireless channels; multiple antenna systems and space-time communications; and cooperative communications; 2G standards (e.g. GSM, CDMA), 3G standards and beyond.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Having successfully completed this course, students should be able to:
- understand the cellular radio concepts such as frequency reuse, handoff and how interference between mobiles and base stations affects the capacity of cellular systems.
- describe current and future cellular mobile communication systems (GSM, IS95, WCDMA, etc)
- understand the principles of cooperative communications and describe their advantages and design issues.
- identify the techno-political aspects of wireless and mobile communications such as the allocation of the limited wireless spectrum by government regulatory agencies.
- understand propagation effects such as fading, time delay spread, and Doppler spread, and describe how to measure and model the impact that signal bandwidth and motion have on the instantaneous received signal through the multipath channel.
- understand the information theoretical aspects (such as the capacity) of wireless channels
- describe and evaluate receiver and transmitter diversity techniques
- understand multiple-antenna systems such as multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and space-time codes
- understand basic equalization schemes commonly used in mobile wireless systems
- understand basic spread spectrum techniques in mobile wireless systems
- understand the concept of orthogonal frequency division modulation techniques
Assignments (16%); Laboratories (8%); Midterm Exam (20%); Project (14%); Final Exam (42%)
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Requisite and Incompatibility
- Main: A.J. Goldsmith, Wireless Communications, Cambridge University Press, First Edition, 2005.
- Suggested: T.S. Rappaport, Wireless Communications: Theory and Practice, Prentice Hall, Second Edition, 2002
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7864||21 Jul 2014||08 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||30 Oct 2014||In Person||N/A|