Mobile systems

Subject description

An overview of frequency spectrum

The nature of radio signals spreading

Introduction to radio communications planning

Radio channel capacity

Introduction to cellular network topology

An architectural overview of GSM technology

Establishing voice connections

Circuit-switched data CSD / HSCSD

Packet data GPRS / EDGE

An overview of third generation UMTS

Data communication HSxPA

Introduction to next generations (4G)

Data, messaging, location based and multimedia architectures layout

The basics of local wireless networks (WLAN)

Management of WLANs (IP, radio, security)

The basics of personal wireless netw. (WPAN)

Bluetooth and ZigBee connectivity

The basics of body area networks (WBAN)

RFID and NFC connectivity

An overview of satellite communications

The status of satellite navigation GPS / Galileo

The subject is taught in programs

Objectives and competences

Introductory subjects in the study of mobile and wireless technologies and associated service platforms. Understanding the issues from the perspective of wireless radio communications, capacity, security and use cases. Providing knowledge for the optimal selection of carrier services and understanding the integration of individual wireless systems.

Teaching and learning methods

The lectures using demonstration cases provide explanation of content. The laboratory work enriches the knowledge gained by lectures to a practical level.

The lectures are given in the classroom using computer presentations with animations. The lab work is performed in the laboratory using dedicated hardware and software equipment with variety of mobile and wireless terminals.

Expected study results

The knowledge acquisition of basic principles of mobile systems, architectural models, devices and protocols, and the services that are provided within such systems.

Student will obtain a broader understanding of the composition of telecommunication systems and related services.

Basic sources and literature

[1] Agrawal, D. P., Zeng, Qing-An, Introduction to wireless and mobile systems, Cengage Learning, 2011, 582 str., ISBN: 978-1-4390-6207-4

[2] Sauter, M., From GSM to LTE : an introduction to mobile networks and mobile broadband, Wiley, 2011, 414 str., ISBN: 978-0-470-66711-8

[3] Geier, J. Designing and deploying 802.11n wireless networks, Cisco Press, 2010, 499 str., ISBN: 978-1-58705-889-9

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