Skip to main content

Module

EEE8120 : Wireless Communication Systems

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Paul Haigh
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To advance the students' general knowledge of current data communication technology with emphasis on cellular systems and multiple access methods.

Outline Of Syllabus

Elements of mobile and cellular communication networks, frequency reuse, network planning, cell sectorisation, hand-over, commercial aspects.

Multiple access methods: Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA), Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA), Space Division Multiple Access (SDMA).

Third generation systems (3G): Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS), Terrestrial Radio Access, spectrum allocation, TD-SCDMA, HSDPA, WLAN integration, 64-QAM, Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO).

Fourth generation systems (4G, 4.5G), Long-Term Evolution (LTE) systems, features, LTE-TDD and LTE-FDD, precoding, forward error correction schemes, MIMO diversity, Hybrid OFDMA and SC-FDMA in uplink, frame and receiver structures.

Advanced material drawn from:

Digital modulation schemes: time and frequency domain representation of baseband and passband signals for ASK, QAM, OQPSK, FSK, CPPSK, MSK, GMSK
Digital receivers: Maximum A Posteriori (MAP) criterion, orthonormal representation and the Maximum Likelihood (ML) criterion, Bit-Error Rate (BER) of digital modulation schemes.
Multipath propagation models
5G systems: massive MIMO, NOMA

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable