MEng Electronic Engineering / Course details

Year of entry: 2022

Course unit details:
Wireless Communication & Mobile Networks

Unit code EEEN40162
Credit rating 15
Unit level Level 4
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE UNIT:

(1) Wireless Communications

Introduction to modern wireless communication systems and mobile networks (1 hour)

Revision on digital communication, stochastic process and information theory (2 hour)

Radio wave propagation: Path loss, shadowing and multipath fading (4 hours)

Wireless channel mitigation techniques: diversity and combining techniques (3 hours)

Multiple antennas (MIMO) wireless communication system (3 hours)

         Link and system level simulation and software defined radio for wireless communication systems experimentation           (3 hours)

 

(2) Mobile Networks

Multiple Access & Multiuser communication (4 hours)

Cellular concepts and system design (4 hours)

Radio Resource Management schemes (3 hours)

Recent advances in wireless and mobile network (3 hours)

Current and future mobile network standards (2 hours)

 

Pre/co-requisites

Unit title Unit code Requirement type Description
Digital Mobile Communications EEEN30069 Pre-Requisite Compulsory

Aims

This course unit detail provides the framework for delivery in 2020/21 and may be subject to change due to any additional Covid-19 impact.  Please see Blackboard / course unit related emails for any further updates.

The course unit aims to:

(1) Develop an understanding on the basic and advanced principles of Wireless Communications and Mobile Networks.

(2) The unit addresses the issues of wireless communications and mobile networks in physical, link and network layers. The wireless channels will be explained with existing mitigation techniques.

(3) Multi-user communication systems will also be studied with an emphasis on the broadcast nature of wireless communications.

(4) Mobile networks modelling, design and optimisation will be covered, as well as existing and future mobile networks standards.

 

Learning outcomes

On the successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

Developed

Assessed

ILO 1

Explain the basic and advanced theories on wireless communications systems and mobile networks

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x

ILO 2

Classify the different types of wireless channel models; calculate the channel parameters; and apply mitigating techniques

x

x

ILO 3

Identify various diversity types and devise diversity achieving schemes

x

x

ILO 4

Experiment and analyse system performance for wireless systems using computer simulation and other platforms

x

x

ILO 5

Describe various multiple access techniques and identify their strengths and weaknesses

x

x

ILO 6

Explain and design different types of mobile networks

 

x

x

ILO 7

Discuss specifics of existing mobile networks and future system standard

x

 

 

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures with worked examples.

One revision lecture

Two laboratory experiment: one on wireless communication and one on mobile networks

 

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Other 20%
Written exam 80%

Coursework: Two lab reports, 6 hours each, feedback provided within 3 weeks of submission 

Recommended reading

[1] A. Goldsmith, Wireless communications, Cambridge; Cambridge University Press, 2005.

[2] S. S. Haykin, Modern wireless communications, International ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.¿; Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2004

[3] T. S. Rappaport, Wireless communications¿: principles and practice, 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J: Prentice Hall PTR, 2002.

[4] A. F. Molisch, Wireless communications, 2nd ed. Chichester, U.K: IEEE, 2011.

[5] E. Dahlman, 4G, LTE-advanced pro and the road to 5G, Third edition. London: Academic Press, 2016.

[6] H. Holma, A. Toskala, and T. Nakamura, Eds., 5G technology¿: 3GPP new radio, First edition. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2020.

 

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 32
Practical classes & workshops 6
Independent study hours
Independent study 112

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Daniel So Unit coordinator
Zhiguo Ding Unit coordinator

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