Course catalog description: Radio Propagation, Cochannel Interference, Spectral Efficiency and Power Efficiency, Diversity Schemes, Multiple Access Interference, Radio Resource Management, Performance of TDMA, CDMA and WiFi Systems
Credits and contact hours: 3 credits; 1 hour and 20-minute session twice a week, every week
Pre-Requisite courses: 14:332:322
Co-Requisite courses: None
- Digital Communications Review and Introduction to Cellular Systems
- Radio Propagation Models – Path Loss and Shadowing, Small Scale Fading
- Evaluation of Cochannel Interference in Cellular Systems
- Spectral Efficiency and Power Efficiency Calculations
- Diversity Techniques in Space, Time and Frequency
- Introduction to Multiple Access – TDMA, FDMA and CDMA, Probability of Error Analysis
- Radio Resource Management – Frequency Reuse and Channel Allocation, Power Control and Handoffs
Textbook: "Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice", Theodore Rappaport, Prentice Hall NJ.
Other supplemental material: class notes; Handouts including research papers given by instructor for in-depth references of classical, contemporary and emerging wireless communications methods.