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Unit of study_

ELEC5508: Wireless Engineering

This unit will introduce the key ideas in modern wireless telecommunications networks. It will address both physical layer issues such as propagation and modulation, plus network layer issues such as capacity, radio resource management and mobility management issues. The following topics are covered. Wireless channel: Multipath fading, frequency selective fading, Doppler spread, statistical models, diversity, GSM, OFDM. Capacity and Interference: Cell types, coverage, frequency reuse, interference management, SIMO, MISO, multiuser diversity, CDMA, OFDMA, beamforming, superposition coding. MIMO: SVD, waterfilling, beamforming, V-BLAST, SIC, MMSE, Power Allocation. LTE/LTE-Advanced: Uplink-downlink channels, control signals, data transmission, spatial multiplexing, CoMP, spectrum reuse, heterogeneous networks, inter-cell interference coordination, carrier aggregation. Queueing theory: basic models, queueing systems, waiting time, delay, queue length, priority queues, wireless network virtualization (WNV) queues.

Code ELEC5508
Academic unit Electrical and Information Engineering
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
Basic knowledge in probability and statistics, analog and digital communications, error probability calculation in communications channels, and telecommunications network.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. instigate inquiry and knowledge development on the technical advancements of various wireless technologies using varied media formats such as open literature and the internet
  • LO2. write reports and make presentations delivering technical and often complex material in a language and form commensurate with the expected level of understanding of stakeholders on the subject of wireless systems
  • LO3. design wireless networks on a system level such as WLAN and WiMAX using a clearly defined approach based on the specifications of an industrial customer
  • LO4. demonstrate an understanding of various wireless networks in terms of application scenarios, performance indicators, and design methodology
  • LO5. evaluate the performance of a wireless system in fading channels using probability and statistical theory to the extent of the material presented.

Unit outlines

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