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Wireless and Mobile Communication: Course Outline (EE-461)

Wireless communications is a type of data communication that is performed and delivered wirelessly. This is a broad term that incorporates all procedures and forms of connecting and communicating between two or more devices using a wireless signal through

Course Contents

Introduction to Wireless Communication systems: Frequencies for Radio Transmission, Regulations and Signals, 

Signal Propagation, Path Loss of Radio Signals, Additional Signal Propagations Effects, Multipath Propagation

Multiplexing, SDM, FDM, TDM, CDM. 

Modulation, ASK,FSK,PSK

Spread Spectrum, Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum(DSSS), Frequency Hoping Spread Spectrum (FHSS)

Medium Access Control (MAC): Motivation for specialized MAC, SDMA, FDMA, TDMA,CDMA,Comparison S/T/F/CDMA

Cellular Concepts: Introduction, Cell Area, Types of Cell, Signal Strength and Cell Parameters, Frequency Reuse

Cellular or Mobile Networks, Fundamentals of Cellular Systems, Cellular System Infrastructure


Handoff: Introduction, Types of Handoff, Practical consideration of Handoff, hard and soft handoff

Cell Splitting and Cell Sectoring, Channel Allocation: Introduction, Static and Dynamic Allocation, Fixed and Dynamic Channel Allocation Schemes, other channel allocation schemes

GSM, Mobile Services, System Architecture, Radio Interface, Localization and Calling, Handover and Security. Midterm-I

Mobile Radio Propagation: Large Scale Path Loss, introduction, Types of Radio Waves, Propagation Mechanism

Free Space Propagation, Land Propagation, Path Loss

Two Ray Ground Reflection Model, Diffraction Model ( Knife Edge Diffraction Model) with examples and applications

Trunking Theory


Final Exam

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