Course Syllabus for “Mobile Communication Technology” Elective Subject, approved on Pulchowck Campus, IOE effective from 2059 Baisakh

1. Introduction( 4 hours)
1.1 Definition of Wireless Communications
1.2 Evolution of Mobile Radio Communications
1.3 Mobile Radio System around the world

1.4 Some examples of Wireless Communication Systems
1.4.1 GSM
1.4.2 DECT
1.4.3 MARTS
1.4.4 VSAT
1.4.5 UHF/VHF

1.5 General introduction of

1.5.1 EI
1.5.2 8, 34, 140 Mbps Radio Transmission System
1.5.3 Optical Transmission System
1.5.4 PSTN

2. The Cellular Concept – System Design Fundamentals ( 6 hours)
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Frequency Re-use
2.3 Frequency Planning, Spectrum Utilization
2.4 Channel Assignment Strategies
2.5 Handoff Strategies
2.6 Interference and System Capacity
2.7 Trunking and Grade of Service
2.8 Improving Capacity in Cellular System
2.9 Introduction of ETSI, CCIRR, CCITT, ITU Recommendations

3. Mobile Radio Propagation, Link Calculation and Antenna System ( 6 hours)
3.1 Introduction to Radio Wave Propagation
3.2 Free Space Propagation Model
3.3 The Three Basic Propagation Mechanism: Reflection, Diffraction, Scattering
3.4 Practical Link Budget Design using Path Loss Models
3.5 Outdoor Propagation Models: Okumura and Hata Model

4. Modulation Techniques for Mobile Radio ( 4 hours)
4.1 Analog and Digital Modulation – an overview
4.2 Pulse Shaping Techniques
4.3 Geometric Representation of Modulation Signals
4.4 Linear Modulation Technique: BPSK, MSK, GMSK, MPSK, MFSK
4.5 Spread Spectrum Modulation Technique

5. Equalization, Diversity, and Channel Coding ( 4 hours)
5.1 Introduction and Fundamental of Equalization
5.2 Diversity Technique
5.3 RAKE Receiver
5.4 Speech Coding
5.5 Quantization Technique
5.6 Vocoders
5.7 The GSM Codec

6. Multiple Access Techniques for Wireless Communications ( 2 hours)
6.1 Introduction
6.2 FDMA, TDMA, FHMA, CDMA, SDMA

7. Wireless Networking ( 4 hours)
7.1 Introduction to Wireless Networks
7.2 Difference between Wireless and Fixed Telephone Networks
7.3 Development of Wireless Networks: First, Second and Third Generation
7.4 Fixed Network Transmission Hierarchy
7.5 Common Channel Signaling, Signaling System No 7 (SS7) and ISDN

8. Wireless System and Standards (8 hours)

8.1 Global System for Mobile (GSM)
8.1.1 GSM Service and Feature
8.1.2 GSM System and Architecture
8.1.3 GSM Radio Subsystem
8.1.4 GSM Channel Types
8.1.5 Example of GSM Call
8.1.6 Frame Structure for GSM
8.1.7 Singal Processing in GSM

8.2 CDMA
8.2.1 Frequency and Channel Specifications
8.2.2 Forward CDMA Channel
8.2.3 Reverse CDMA Channel
8.2.4 IS-95 with 14.4 kbps Speech Coder [ANS95]

8.3 DECT
8.3.1 Features and Characteristics
8.3.2 DECT Architecture
8.3.3 DECT Functional Concept
8.3.4 DECT Radio Link

9. Recent Development Trend in Cellular Radio ( 3 hours)
9.1 Recent development on GSM and CDMA Technology

10. Power System ( 4 hours)
10.1 Solar Power System
10.2 Diesel Engine Generator
10.2 Wind Power System
10.3 Hybrid Power System

Laboratory: Six laboratory exercises will be based on departmentally and industrially available equipement.

References:

  1. Wireless Communications Principles and Practice, Theodore S Rappaport, Publishing House of Electronics Industry, Beijing
  2. Wireless Digital Communications Modulation and Spread Spectrum Applications, Dr Kamilo Feher, Prentice Hall of India Pvt Ltd, New Delhi
  3. Wireless Communications and Networks, William Stallings, Pearson Education Asia
  4. “Cellular Radio Technology” a handout by Prof. Johnston
  5. “Cellular Mobile Telephone System CME-20” System Description by Ericsson
  6. “Wireless Local Loop Overview” by Motorola
  7. “Digital Radio Multiple Access Subscriber System DRMASS” by NEC
  8. “Radio Access System RAS 1000” by Ericsson
  9. “Network Access” by Alcatel
  10. “CorDECT Wireless Access System” by Midas, IITM and Analog Devices
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