Mobile and Personal Communications
- Focus is on cellular mobile radio. GSM, TDMA, CDMA, OFDM(A); 3G/4G wireless cellular telephony, cellular data, cellular multimedia.
- Limited coverage on wireless LAN, wireless PAN, Wireless MAN and fixed wireless.
- Wireless channel details
- Providing the students with a comprehensive knowledge of most technical aspects, operations and applications of second/third generation and future cellular mobile and personal communication technology.
- Offering a technical, practical and up-to-date treatment of the latest technologies, and system design implementations. Also, describing the emerging personal communications systems and emerging personal communications services.
- Introduction to the technology and underlying principles of wireless communications; building blocks of wireless networks; elementary examination of the science and technology of wireless communications including radio signal propagation (including multipath effect), radio channel modeling, interference-limited communications, coding, modulation, anti-fading techniques like transmit and receiver antenna diversity, equalization etc.; essential functions of all cellular telephone systems like frequency re-use, cellular hierarchy, sectorization, handoff and power control etc. are discussed.
- Review of the various standards and systems which have been developed (including 2G, 3G, and 4G systems), and basic issues involved in the design of wireless systems. Discussion of the potential problems associated with the access technology for the second/third-generation systems and providing the vision of the future-generation systems.
- Introduction of other subjects related to wireless communications, like spread spectrum techniques (Direct sequence and Code division multiple access (CDMA), Frequency hopping); Multicarrier techniques including Orthogonal Frequency division multiple access (OFDM) and Multicarrier CDMA (MC-CDMA); Ultra Wideband communications etc.
Basic knowledge of Fourier transforms and linear system analysis, digital signal processing, communication systems, programming skill in MATLAB or equivalent will be very helpful in understanding the course better. An undergraduate level "Introduction to communication systems" and an undergraduate level probability theory is an excellent preparation for this course. Students without any communications background should be prepared that certain portions of the course may be difficult to follow.
Books & References
There are so many books written in this area, and most of the books are good and beneficial. We will not follow a specific book all the time; technical papers and other reference books will also be used along with the text book that is chosen. When necessary, the instructor will provide you the links for some reference materials.
- Wireless Communications: T. Rappaport
- The Mobile Communications Handbook: Jerry D. Gibson, CRC Press
- Mobile Cellular Telecommunications: W.C.Y. Lee, McGraw Hill
- Digital Communications: John Proakis, McGraw Hill
- B.P. Lathi, Modern Digital and Analog Communication Systems, Oxford Press, 1998 (for communication background)
- G.L. Stuber, Principles of Mobile Communication, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1996.
- V.K. Garg and J.E. Wilkes, Wireless and Personal Communication Systems, Prentice Hall, 1996.
Magazines and Journals:
- IEEE Commun. Mag.
- IEEE Wireless Commun. Mag.
- IEEE VT Magazine
- IEEE Commun. Surveys and Tutorials
- IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun.
- IEEE Trans. Commun.
- IEEE Trans. Veh. Technol.
- IEEE Trans. Instrumentation and Measurements
- IEEE Trans. Consumer Electronics
- IEEE Trans. Broadcasting
- IEEE Wireless Commun. Letters (Submissions)
- IEEE Commun. Letters
- IEE Electronics Letters
- EURASIP Journal on Wireless Commun.
- EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Proc.
- Elsevier Computer Networks
- Elsevier Physical Commun.
- Wiley Wireless Commun. and Mobile Computing
- Detailed Course Outline -Outline of the course and the topics that are planned to be covered
- Syllabus -Instructor, goals, prerequisits, class location and time, office hours etc.
- Homework and Computer Assignments - See Blackboard for homeworks
- Projects -project goals,possible topics etc.
- Announcements - See Blackboard for announcements
- Course Materials - Course materials are available in Blackboard
- Some useful wireless sites and references