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Module FOUNDATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGIES

Module code: EE851
Credits: 5
Semester: 1
Department: ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
International: No
Overview Overview
 

To provide a broad understanding of the challenges and technologies in wireless telecommunications
To understand the trends and developments in the area

Introduction to Communications
Basics of spectral analysis
Basic modulation
Basic elements of a radio
Channel impairments -- interference, multipath and noise
Role of multiple access and radio protocols
Antennas
Overview of issues in radio design
Overview of different communication architectures: Ad-Hoc, Cellular, Multi-cast, Relaying

Building a radio the modern way -- software defined radio
A traditional Radio
A Systems Engineering Prospect --- The big picture
RF considerations: basic components and limitations and how it impacts subsequent DSP
Base band processing considerations -- DSP hardware selection
Software architectures

Some key algorithms in the radio Fundamentals of multirate signal processing
Multirate signal processing for demodulation and synchronization
Multirate processing for signal generation
OFDM and OFDM variations based on multi-rate DSP
Smart antenna algorithms
Cognition for radios

How do real cellular systems work? Fundamental concepts in cellular
Overview of standards
GSM
UMTS
LTE

Future Perspective
Trends in industry and government
Current research developments
Opportunities and research ideas
Short Exam 50%
Submission of Project material 50%

Pass standard is 40%. The module will be assessed on the basis of Incomplete (

Open Learning Outcomes
 
Open Teaching & Learning methods
 
Open Assessment
 
Open Repeat options
 
Open Timetable
 
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