Wireless Communications
              course   ELEN E4703

Target Audience: 

Students interested in fundamental knowledge about wireless communications, as well as basics of the contemporary 3rd, 4th and 5th generation wireless systems.

                                                                            
Bulletin Description:
  • Wireless communication systems. System design fundamentals. Trunking theory. Mobile radio propagation. Reflection of radio waves. Fading and multipath. Modulation techniques; signal space; probability of error, spread spectrum. Diversity. Multiple access.

New Material:

  • 3rd, 4th and 5th generation wireless systems
Course: Open to all SEAS students.
  • Spring 2015: Electrical Engineering ELEN E4703 :: Location TBA ::  F 10:10a - 12:40p
Content
  • History, types of services 1.1, 1.2, 1.4; Requirements for services; Fundamental problems of wireless 1.3, 2
  • Noise- and interference limitation; Link budget 3; Fundamental propagation effects 4.1, 4.2, 4.31, 4.4.1, 4.5, App. 4A
  • Antennas 9; Fading 5.1-5.4,
  • Delay dispersion 6.1-6.3; 
  • Channel models 7.1-7.5; Communications block diagram 10
  • Modulation formats 11.1-11.3.2; Modulation formats 11.3.3-11.3.11
  • Modulator structure 12.1; BER in fading channels 12.2-12.3
  • Diversity principles 13.1-13.3, 13.6; Performance of diversity systems 13.4-13.5
  • Error-correcting codes 14.1-14.3, 14.4;
  • FDMA, TDMA, cellular principle 17.1-17.3, 17.5, 17.6
  • Equalization
  • GSM
  • CDMA 18.1-18.2; CDMA II 18.3-18.4
  • OFDM I 19.1-19.4; OFDM II 19.5, 19.8, 19.9-19.11
  • Wireless LAN
  • LTE – 4th Generation Wireless
  • 5G Wireless
  • Contemporary topics in wireless: Cellular in the cloud, software defined networking, ...
 Additional Material
  • IEEE Communications Magazine
  • Matlab simulation code - matlab and simuling
  • Expert speakers from industry
Possibilities for Literature Review or Projects
  • VoLTE (Voice over LTE)
  • MIMO (multiple input multiple output systems)
  • Massive MIMO
  • System aspects of 5th generation system
  • Cellular network virtualization
  • Low Latency
  • Emerging Modulation Formats
  • Simulations
 Books, Tools and Resources
  • Required Textbook:

    Wireless Communications (Wiley - IEEE), Andreas F. Molisch

    Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (December 1, 2010)    ISBN-10: 0470741864, ISBN-13: 978-0470741863

    Recommended textbook:

    Simulation and Software Radio for Mobile Communications , Hiroshi Harada, Ramjee Prasad

    Publisher: Artech House Publisher   ISBN-10: 1580530443, ISBN-13: 978-1580530446

    Matlab: https://portal.seas.columbia.edu/matlab/