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Jožef Stefan
International
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

Phone: +386 1 477 31 00
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Course Description

Advanced Concepts in Telecommunication Systems

Program

Information and Communication Technologies, third-level study programme

Lecturers:

prof. dr. Gorazd Kandus

Goals:

The objective of the course is to deliver to the students the existing knowledge of advanced communication systems.

Students will be acquainted with advanced signal processing techniques and new technologies enabling improved signal reception, better utilization of radio and network resources, better quality of service, greater mobility of user, increased network autonomy and secure data transmission in the network.

Students will develop the ability to solve independent research and development tasks in the field of advanced communication systems, including design, testing, performance evaluation, and introducing of advanced services into telecommunication networks.

Content:

New techniques in signal processing:
modulation and coding techniques, interleaving, diversity, combining and equalization, signal detection, OFDM, spread spectrum systems, multiple input multiple output systems, smart antennas.

New methods in radio network design:
radio resource management and sharing, multiple access and cellular principles, software tools for communication networks design, radio channel modelling, radio signal coverage calculation, traffic analysis

Advanced concepts in wireless communications:
cloud radio access network, software defined radio, cooperative and relay communications, massive MIMO systems, waveforms for next generation of communication systems, communications in mmWave frequency bands, visible light communications.

Advanced networking:
network and network equipment architectures,
software defined networking,
network functions virtualization.

Advanced telecommunication systems:
satellite and terrestrial communications, high altitude platforms, wireless optical communications, wireless sensor networks, networked embedded systems.

Course literature:

Selected chapters from the following books:

• T. Plevyak, V. Sahin, Next Generation Telecommunications Networks, Services, and Management, Wiley-IEEE Press, 2010, ISBN: 978-0-470-57528-4
• J. G. Proakis, M. Salehi, Fundamentals of Communication Systems, 2013, Prentice Hall, ISBN: 978-0-13-335485-0
• H. Holma, A. Toskala, LTE for UMTS: Evolution to LTE-Advanced, Wiley, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-470-66000-3
• D. Grace, M. Mohorcic, Broadband Communications via High-Altitude Platforms, Wiley, 2010, ISBN: 978-0-470-69445-9
• Z. Ghassemlooy, W. Popoola, S. Rajbhandari, Optical Wireless Communications: System and Channel Modelling with MATLAB, CRC Press; 2012, ISBN: 978-1-439-85188-3
• Jim Doherty, SDN and NFV Simplified Copyright © 2016 Pearson Education, Inc.USA, 2016, ISBN-13: 978-0-13-430640-7, ISBN-10: 0-13-430640-6

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
• 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, 191-203, 2013,
• T. Celcer, G. Kandus, T. Javornik, " Adaptive utility-based scheduling algorithm for multiuser MIMO uplink" , EURASIP Journal on wireless communications and networking, vol. 2011, no. 22, pp- 1-12, 2011
• T. Javornik, A. Švigelj, A. Hrovat, M. Mohorčič, K. Alič. Distributed REM-assisted radio resource management in LTE-A networks. Wireless personal communications, Vol. 92:pp 107–126, 2017.
• A. Švigelj, R. Sernec, K. Alič,. " Network-traffic modeling for load prediction: a user-centric approach" , IEEE Network Magazine, Volume: 29, Issue: 4, Pages: 88 - 96, 2015

Examination:

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

Students obligations:

Seminar work and oral defense of seminar work.

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