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Advanced Mobile Communications

Code 11458
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 10
Workload OT(15H)
Scientific area Electrotechnics and Electronics
Entry requirements --
Mode of delivery Face-to-face.
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes To learn the main characteristics of mobile communications, their system capacity, radio channel modelling, indoor propagation, multiple access techniques, aspects of interference and cellular planning, satellite communications, modulation, coding, architectures as well as services and applications. Comprehend the evolution of the mobile communications, cellular coverage, WCDMA, propagation models, resource reuse and assignment strategies and multiple access techniques. To know how to analyze multi-service traffic in the presence of mobility and apply communication architectures, e.g., GSM, UMTS and its evolutions, WiFi and LTE-Advanced, 5G and beyond 5G. To have advanced knowledge on the design of satellite communication systems, 2G and 3G (WCDMA radio) planning, and cost/revenue aspects. To acquire research competences on innovative methodologies and techniques for mobile communications, mobility management, security and radio resource management, capacity and coverage enhancement, multiple antennas, power control and handovers.
Syllabus 1 - Introduction to wireless information networks and systems and historical overview
2 - Fundamentals of cellular systems planning and channel assignment strategies
3 - Mobile radio propagation
4 - Fixed and dynamic channel assignment; multiple access techniques
5 - GSM and GPRS architectures
6 - Mobility management, security and radio resources in GSM and GPRS networks
7 - Introduction to WCDMA and OFDMA for UMTS and LTE/5G
8 - UMTS network architecture and UTRAN: LTE and 5G architectures
9 - New services and applications; services classes
10 - WCDMA radio network planning
11 - Radio resource management, power control and handovers
12 - Capacity and coverage enhancement methodologies in UMTS, LTE and 5G New Radio networks, including aspects of transmitter and receiver diversity, beamforming and MIMO, as well as relaying
13 - WLAN (IEEE 802.11 a, b, e, g), WiMAX, bluetooth and ad hoc networks and their protocols
14 - Satellite communications
Main Bibliography Guowang Miao, Jens Zander, Ki Won Sung and Slimane Ben Slimane, Fundamentals of Mobile Data Networks, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2016.
Vijay K. Garg, Wireless Communications and Networking, Morgan Kaufman Publishers, Amsterdam, NL, 2007
R. Steele – Mobile Radio Communications – John Wiley&Sons, 1999
W. C. Y. Lee – Mobile Communications Design Fundamentals – Mac Graw Hill, 1993
R. Pandya – Mobile and Personal Communication Services and Systems – IEEE Press, 1999
M. D. Yacoub – Foundation of Mobile Radio Engineering – CRC Press, 1993
Ramjee Prasad and Fernando J. Velez, WiMAX Networks: Techno-economic Vision and Challenges, Springer, NL, 2010
Theodore S. Rappaport, Wireless Communications – Principles and Practice, 2nd ed., Prentice Hall, 2002
J. Schiller, Mobile Communications, Artech House, 2003
J. Laiho et al., Radio Network Planning and Optimisation for UMTS, John Wiley & Sons, 2002
3GPP TS 25.211 V3.7.0, Physical Channels and Mapping of Transport Channels onto Physical Channels (FDD)
3GPP TS 25.212 V6.2.0, Multiplexing and Channel Coding (FDD)
3GPP TS 25.213 V6.2.0, Spreading and Modulation (FDD)
3GPP TS 25.401 V3.7.0, UTRAN Overall Description
Manuel de Abreu Faro, A Peregrinação de um Sinal, Gradiva, 1995
F. J. Velez, Aspects of Cellular Planning in Mobile Broadband Systems, Ph.D. Thesis, Instituto Superior Técnico, 2000
Harri Holma and Antti Toskala, WCDMA for UMTS, John Wiley and Sons, 2007.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-08-04

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