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Mobile communications DK3-01

ECTS 7 | P 45 | A 15 | L 15 | K 0 | ISVU 62275 149757 | Academic year: 2019./2020.

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Introduce students to features of radio signal propagation in mobile communication systems, cellular system features, antenna base station components, and solutions in 2G, 3G and 4G systems. Enable students to apply steady-state knowledge to the calculation of signal coverage and traffics in a given cell, select the appropriate base station antenna system components, select the parameters of a particular mobile system, measure the electrical field strength, and evaluate results according to applicable standards and regulations.

Conditions for enrollment

Requirements met for enrolling in the second year of the study programme

Course description

Evolution of mobile communication systems; differences between the first, second and third generation. Mobile communication channel; channel models. Different propagation cases, path loss calculation, multi-path fading, interference, intermodulation, Doppler shift; propagation models. Cellular concept. Macro-cells, micro-cells and pico-cells. Traffic calculation. Indoors propagation. Antenna base station system. Mobile phone antennas. Concept and architecture of GSM, GPRS and EDGE. Concepts and architecture of 3G and 4G networks: physical and logical channels, call setup, transmitter power control, adaptive modulation and coding, call handover. RAKE receiver. Integration of voice and data services. Wireless local area networks. Protection against nonionising electromagnetic fields.

Student requirements

Defined by the Student evaluation criteria of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek and paragraph 1.9

Monitoring of students

Defined by the Student evaluation criteria of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek and paragraph 1.9

Obligatory literature

1. 1 Bažant, A i ostali. Osnove arhitekture mreža Zagreb: Element, 2004.

2. 2 Molisch, A. F. Wireless Communications, 2nd edition John Wiley&Sons, 2010.

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Recommended additional literature

1. 1 M. J. Hernando, F. Perez-Fontan Introduction to Mobile Communications Engineering Artech House, 1999.

2. 2 S. Rimac-Drlje Mobilne komunikacije, priručnik za laboratorijske vježbe zavodska skripta, 2010.

3. 3 E. Zentner Antene i radiosustavi Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 2001.

Course assessment

Conducting university questionnaires on teachers (student-teacher relationship, transparency of assessment criteria, motivation for teaching, teaching clarity, etc.). Conducting Faculty surveys on courses (upon passing the exam, student self-assessment of the adopted learning outcomes and student workload in relation to the number of ECTS credits allocated to activities and courses as a whole).

Overview of course assesment

Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

1. compare radio channel models and explain the choice of frequency for uplink and downlink, intermodulation, Doppler effect as well as multipath propagation in mobile communication

2. compare different propagation models and calculate signal coverage for indoor and outdoor radio wave propagation

3. compare characteristics of macrocells, microcells and picocells and calculate traffic for a specific cell type

4. analyse characteristics of a base station antenna system and compare appropriate components according to technical specifications

5. compare the concept and architecture, physical and logical channels, call setup, modulation and coding as well as handover in GSM and UMTS networks

6. explain the concept and architecture of LTE

7. measure the electric field strength and evaluate measured values from the aspect of fast and slow signal changes, signal coverage and limit values according to the applicable norms and regulations

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