Course Outline Weekly
||Fading multipath channels. Time-variant multipath channels, statistical characterisation of multipath channels.
||Multipath intensity profile, frequency and time selectivity, coherence time, coherence bandwidth.
||Channel impulse response, channel model, slow fading, fast fading,
||Mobile radio channel, digital signaling over flat and frequency selective slowly fading channels. Rake demodulator.
||Diversity and combining techniques. Transmit vs receive diversity. Macroscopic and microscopic diversity. Time, frequency, space, angle and polarisation diversity.
||SIMO systems. Diversity combining techniques. Pre-detection and post-detection combining. Selective and switched combining. Equal-gain combining and maximal ratio combining.
||Midterm Exam I
||The performance of diversity systems in fading. MISO systems with channel state information (CSI) (un)available at the transmitter. Alamouti technique.
||MIMO systems. Diversity gain, multiplexing gain and array gain. MIMO channel capacity.
||Multiple access communications. TDD and FDD. Fixed-assignment, demand-assignment and random access. Frequency division multiple access (FDMA), time division multiple access (TDMA) and code division multiple access (CDMA). Capacity of FDMA, TDMA and C
||Random access methods, ALOHA, slotted ALOHA, reservation ALOHA, carrier sense multiple access (CSMA), token-ring. Polling techniques.
||Midterm Exam II
||Wireless access protocols and systems. WiMax, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Zigbee.
||Queueing theory, Erlang-B and C formulas.
||Preparation to Final exam
Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes
|Key learning outcomes
||Has general and detailed knowledge in certain areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in addition to the required fundamental knowledge. || || || || || |
||Solves complex engineering problems which require high level of analysis and synthesis skills using theoretical and experimental knowledge in mathematics, sciences and Electrical and Electronics Engineering. || || || || || |
||Follows and interprets scientific literature and uses them efficiently for the solution of engineering problems. || || || || || |
||Designs and runs research projects, analyzes and interprets the results. || || || || || |
||Designs, plans, and manages high level research projects; leads multidiciplinary projects. || || || || || |
||Produces novel solutions for problems. || || || || || |
||Can analyze and interpret complex or missing data and use this skill in multidiciplinary projects. || || || || || |
||Follows technological developments, improves him/herself , easily adapts to new conditions. || || || || || |
||Is aware of ethical, social and environmental impacts of his/her work. || || || || || |
||Can present his/her ideas and works in written and oral form effectively; uses English effectively. || || || || || |