Objective of the course – aims of the course unit:|
The aim of the course is to introduce students with the conception and function of mobile communication systems for data transmission used at present time in Czech republic and world-wide and suggest tendencies for mobile communications in the near future.
Objective of the course – learning outcomes and competences:|
The students become familiar with the conception and function of mobile communication systems and wireless networks with focus to data transmission and optimization on radio interface. They obtain also review about development of mobile communication systems in the near future.
The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested. Subject is related to BRMK.
Course contents (annotation):|
Data transmission in mobile networks, general introduction, multipath signal propagation, diversity, equalization. Data transmission at GPRS, EDGE and Evolved EDGE networks. Quality of Service measurement in GSM network, network optimization.
Third generation mobile system - UMTS. Basic principles, description of the WCDMA, frequency band, radio access network UTRAN, system architecture. UMTS TDD and UMTS FDD, main differences.
UMTS - architecture evolution (rel. 99, rel. 4, rel. 5), circuit switched and packet switched connection, handover, cell breathing, power control.
UMTS - OSI layer model, higher layers protocols, user and control plane, setup connection procedure. Network planning and management. Radio resources management, network simulation.
UMTS - high speed data rates connections HSPA (Release 06), HSDPA and HSUPA description, MBMS. Other 3G systems (Flarion, CDMA 2000, EVDO) and its comparison. Situation in Czech Republic.
LTE - Long Term Evolution, 3GPP release 08 standard. Physical layer description, OFDMA and SC-FDMA access method, advantage in comparison with CDMA. System flexibility, radio resources allocation.
LTE architecture, system properties. MIMO used configurations, impact on data throughput. Fast packet scheduling on radio interface.
LTE - radio resources management. Intersystem handover, concept of mobile terminal. LTE rel 10 standardization.
Wireless access networks (802.xx) - general description of standards, OSI layer model, physical and MAC layer. WLAN networks based on 802.11, description of amendments 802.11a, b, g, n and others.
WPAN standards, Bluetooth system, introduction, signal processing. ZigBee networks, protocols, applications.
WiMAX - technology, physical layer, access methods, MAC layer and its sublayers, network management, applications, security, QoS, future progress. Mobile WiMAX, services and applications.
LTE and Mobile WiMAX convergence towards 4G networks, LTE Advanced. Future generation networks (HAPS), communication beyond 60 GHz bands.
ITS networks, Car2Car and Car2X communications, definitions, system services. Wireless technologies used, channel modeling.
Teaching methods and criteria:|
Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes:|
Requirements for completion of a course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every.
1. Data transmission in mobile networks, introduction.
2. Third generation mobile networks - UMTS
3. UMTS - architecture evolution (rel. 99, rel. 4, rel. 5)
4. UMTS - radio resources management
5. UMTS - high speed data transmission HSPA
6. LTE - Long Term Evolution, 3GPP Release 08. Physical layer description
7. LTE architecture, system properties
8. LTE -Radio resources management
9. Wireless Access networks (802.xx), WLAN 802.11 a, b, g, n
10. Wireless Personal Networks WPANs
11. WiMAX and Mobile WiMAX - broadband wireless access networks
12. LTE and Mobile WiMAX convergence, evolution of the 4G
13. ITS networks (Intelligent transportation System), Car2Car and Car2X communication
1. Quality of Service in GSM measurement
2. GSM optimization
3. RAKE receiver and its properties
4. Measurement of UMTS TDD and UMTS FDD data throughput
5. HSPA throughput measurement
6. LTE Physical Layer
7. Data throughput of MIMO system
8. Measurement of the 802.11n WLAN
9. WiMAX and Mobile WiMAX, physical layer
10. Wireless Personal Networks WPAN
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences:|
The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.
Hanus Stanislav, Fencl Josef, Štencel Vít:
PROKOPEC, J., HANUS, S. Systémy mobilních komunikací. Skripta FEKT VUT v Brně, 2008, ISBN: 978-80-214-3791-3
Heine, G. GPRS from A-Z. Inacon. Artech House, Inc., 2000, Boston - London
HANUS, S.: mobil.cz
KORHONEN, J. Introduction to 3G Mobile Communications, Artech House, Boston, 2001. ISBN 1-58053-287-X
Lee, J. S., Miller, L. E. CDMA Systems Engineering Handbook. Artech House, Inc., 1998, Boston - London
Holma, H., Toskala, A. LTE for UMTS OFDMA and SCFDMA based radio Access. John Wiley and Sons, 2009. ISBN 978-0-470-99401-6