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Jožef Stefan
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 477 31 00
Fax: +386 1 477 31 10


Course Description

Wireless Network Design


Information and Communication Technologies, second-level study programme


prof. dr. Mihael Mohorčič


The aim of the course is to familiarize the student with the knowledge in the field of telecommunication systems.

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


concepts and terminology of network design, the importance of wireless network design and optimization, the process of design and optimization of wireless networks, reference wireless network architectures from the network design perspective

Wireless Network Design:
propagation path loss, interference analysis, link budget calculation, coverage planning, capacity planning, frequency planning

Single Wireless Link Design (PTP):
line-of-sight (LOS) PTP links,
non-LOS PTP links

Wireless Access Network Design (PMP):
LOS wireless access networks,
NLOS wireless access networks

Cellular Network Design:
bandwidth limited cellular systems, interference limited cellular systems

Challenges of Designing 4G Wireless Networks

Course literature:

Selected chapters from the following books:

• A. R. Mishra, Advanced Cellular Network Planning and Optimisation, Wiley, 2007. ISBN 978-0-470-05763-6
• J. Kennington, E. Olinick, D. Rajan, Eds. Wireless Network Design: Optimization Models and Solution Procedures, Springer, 2010. ISBN 978-1-4419-6110-5
• M. P. Clark, Wireless Access Networks: Fixed Wireless Access and WLL Networks -- Design and Operation, Wiley, 2010. ISBN 978-0470497401
• L. Korowajczuk Edt. LTE, WiMAX and WLAN Network Design, Optimization and Performance Analysis, Wiley, 2011, ISBN 978-0-470-74149-8
• G. Miao, G. Song, Energy and Spectrum Efficient Wireless Network Design, Cambridge University Press, 2014, ISBN 978-1-107-03988-9

Significant publications and references:

• C. Fortuna, M. Mohorčič, " Trends in the development of communication networks: Cognitive networks" , Computer Networks, vol. 53, no. 9, pp. 1354–1376, Jun. 2009.
• A. Mohammed, A Mehmood, F.-N., Pavlidou, M. Mohorčič, “The role of high-altitude platforms (HAPs) in the global wireless connectivity“, Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 99, no. 11, pp. 1939-1953, 2011.
• C. Fortuna, M. Mohorčič, “A framework for dynamic composition of communication services”, ACM transactions on sensor networks, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 31-1-31.10, 2014.
• T. Šolc, C. Fortuna, M. Mohorčič, " Low-cost testbed development and its applications in cognitive radio prototyping”. V: M.-G. di Benedetto, edt. Cognitive radio and networking for heterogeneous wireless networks: recent advances in visions for the future, Springer, 2015, pp. 361-405. ISBN 978-3-319-01718-1
• M. Pesko, T. Javornik, L. Vidmar, A. Košir, M. Štular, M. Mohorčič, “The indirect self-tuning method for constructing radio environment map using omnidirectional or directional transmitter antenna“, EURASIP Journal on wireless communications and networking, 2015, 12 pp., doi: 10.1186/s13638-015-0297-2.


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

Students obligations:

Seminar work and oral defense of seminar work.