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Jo˛ef Stefan
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Postgraduate School

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Slovenia

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Course Description

Wireless Communications

Program

Information and Communication Technologies, second-level study programme

Lecturers:

prof. dr. Gorazd Kandus

Goals:

The aim of the course is to familiarize the student with the knowledge in the field of wireless communications.

The competencies of the students completing this course successfully will include
the ability to analyze, synthesize and anticipate solutions and consequences, to gain the mastery over research methods, procedures and processes and a development of the critical judgment.

Content:

Introduction:
history of wireless communication, overview of fixed and mobile wireless systems, spectrum, wireless services and applications

Wireless Channel:
propagation mechanisms, narrowband and wideband channel models, capacity, interference, fading, power and spectral efficiency

Transceiver and Signal Processing:
modulation and coding techniques, diversity, combining and equalization, optimal signal reception

Network Aspects:
radio network planning, radio signal coverage, mobility management, quality of service

Software Defined Radio:
reference models and system architectures, reconfigurability and network management

New Air Interface Technologies:
multiple access and cellular principles, OFDM, spread spectrum systems, multiple input multiple output systems, smart antennas

Wireless Communication Systems:
cellular systems, LEO, MEO, GEO satellite systems, High Altitude Platforms

Second and Third Generation Mobile Systems:
GSM, GPRS CDMA,, DECT, TETRA, UMTS, IMT-2000 technologies, wireless 3G IP network architectures, protocols and services

Forth and Fifth Generation Systems:
......HSPA, LTE, WiMAX, 5G technologies and infrastructure

Wireless Broadband Networks:
overview of networks, standards, technologies, planning, applications and services

Ad Hoc Wireless Networks:
design principles and applications, protocol layers, energy constrained networks

Security in Wireless Networks:
authorization, identification, authentication, cryptographic algorithms

Course literature:

Selected chapters from the following books:

• A. F. Molisch, Wireless Communications, Wiley, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-470-74186-3
• M. Sauter, 3G, 4G and Beyond; Bringing Networks, Devices and the Web Together, Wiley, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-118-34148-3
• G. L. Stüber, Principles of Mobile Communications, Springer, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-4614-0364-7
• A. Goldsmith, Wireless Communications, Cambridge University Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-511-84122-4
• J. Ramiro, K. Hamied, Self-Organizing Networks, Wiley, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-470-97352-3

Significant publications and references:

• A. Hrovat, G. Kandus, T. Javornik, “A survey of radio propagation modeling for tunnels,” IEEE Communications surveys and tutorials, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 658-669, 2014.
• R. Libnik, A. Švigelj, G. Kandus, “A novel SIP based procedure for congestion aware handover in heterogeneous networks,” Computer communications, vol. 33, no. 18, pp. 2176-2184, 2010.
• F. Nadeem, E. Leitgeb, G. Kandus, T. Javornik, “Comparing the cloud effects on hybrid network using optical wireless and GHz links,” IET communications, vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 492-498, 2012.
• I. Androulidakis, G. Kandus, “Mobile phone security - awareness and practices,” The Journal of the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 16-22, 2013.
• A. Švigelj, M. Mohorčič, L. Franck, G. Kandus, “Signalling analysis for traffic class dependent routing in packet switched ISL networks,” Space communications, vol. 22, no. 2/4, pp. 191-203, 2013.

Examination:

Seminar work (50%)
Oral defense of seminar work (50%)

Students obligations:

Seminar work and oral defense of seminar work.

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