Wireleless and Mobile Communications

Course Code: 
Spring Semester
Credit Points: 

Course outline

A. Lectures

Among other issues, the course covers the following:

  • Introductory concepts to mobile communication systems. General architecture of the system.
  • Description of the basic characteristics of the wireless channel. Large-scale and small-scale phenomena. Types of mobile channels. Basic limitations.
  • Digital modulation and transmission techniques adapted to the particularities of the mobile channel.
  • Advanced source coding techniques. Speech coding methods used in mobile communication systems.
  • Interference mitigation, channel equalization and adaptive channel equalization.
  • Multiple access systems (FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, SDMA).
  • Multi-carrier transmission techniques – OFDM systems.
  • Space diversity techniques. MIMO systems. Smart antenna systems.
  • Error control coding in wireless digital communications.


B. Laboratory exercises

  • Selection of laboratory exercises from the following (indicative) list:
    • Exercise 1: Implementation and comparative performance study of selected digital modulation techniques.
    • Exercise 2: Implementation and performance study of an OFDM system.
    • Exercise 3: Implementation and performance study of channel equalization methods.
    • Exercise 4: Implementation of transmission systems utilizing multiple antennas at the receiver and/or the transmitter (MIMO systems).
    • Exercise 5: Implementation and performance study of channel coding algorithms.
  • Literature review based project (selection from a wide range of subjects)

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