Foundation in Wireless communications and Technologies

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Module Code

TGI_P01

Module Title

Foundation in Wireless communications and Technologies

Department

Callan Institute

Pre
-
requisites

none

ECTS

5

Semester

1

Teaching Staff

Dr. Ronan Farrell

Delivery

A mix of formal lectures, guest speakers, team exe
rcises and
presentations and case analyses



Lectures:



24 hours



Assignments x2:


20 hours



Labs:




12 hours

Aims



To provide a broad understanding of the challenges and
technologies in wireless telecommunications



To understand the trends and developments
in the area

Learning Outcomes



to be able to identify and describe the different elements of a
wireless communication system



to be able to define the constraints in which a wireless comms
system must work



to be able to evaluate and select a communications
architecture
(front end, modulation and signal processing) given a set of
constraints.

Syllabus

Introduction to Communications



Basics of spectral analysis



Basic modulation



Basic elements of a radio



Channel impairments
--

interference, multipath and nois
e



Role of multiple access and radio protocols



Antennas



Overview of issues in radio design



Overview of different communication architectures: Ad
-
Hoc,
Cellular, Multi
-
cast, Relaying

Building a radio the modern way
--

software defined radio



A traditional Radi
o



A Systems Engineering Prospect
---

The big picture



RF considerations: basic components and limitations and how
it impacts subsequent DSP



Base band processing considerations
--

DSP hardware selection



Software architectures

Some key algorithms in the radi
o Fundamentals of multirate signal
processing



Multirate signal processing for demodulation and
synchronization



Multirate processing for signal generation



OFDM and OFDM variations based on multi
-
rate DSP



Smart antenna algorithms



Cognition for radios

How do
real cellular systems work?

Fundamental concepts in cellular



Overview of standards



GSM



UMTS



LTE

Future Perspective



Trends in industry and government



Current
research
developments



Opportunities and research ideas


Assessment

Short Exam




50%

Submission

of Project material


50%


Pass standard is 40%.
The module will be assessed on the basis of
Incomplete (<40%), Pass (40%+)

Bibliography


Website