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UNIK4230
News the course is given in spring. Thursdays from 13:15 - 16:00
Organisation UNIK
by Per Hjalmar Lehne

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UNIK4230 - Mobile Communications

Abstract All about GSM, UMTS, and LTE. Includes radio, modulation, coding, security, protocols, and applications
Objective (max 350 words) The subject provides an overview of the history of mobile communications and the development towards the systems of today. Furthermore, the main principles of cellular communications systems are described. System architectures are treated in general, and examples from important systems such as GSM and UMTS are discussed. Furthermore, the way radio wave propagation in a mobile radio channel is affecting and limiting the performance of digital communications systems is discussed. Methods to improve performance and combat the adverse effect of the radio channel are also discussed. Different techniques for resource sharing in mobile communications (FDMA, TDMA, CDMA) and methods for calculating system capacity are described. Finally a roadmap for future development is given, describing the most important technology trends with LTE, Self Organizing Network (SON) and Small cells.
Keywords GSM, UMTS, 2G, 2.5G, 3G, LTE, 4G, Radio
Research Area(s) Radio technology, Network technology, Security
Type of course Master

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Lecture Plan 2015

Note: Changed plan: 30 April, 7 and 21 May, 4 June - Download schedule: Media: UNIK4230-Lecture-Schedule.pdf

  • 22 Jan. 2015 Introduction
  • 29 Jan. 2015 No lecture
  • 05 Feb. 2015 Network Architecture and Functionality
  • 12 Feb. 2015 Propagation Characteristics of Wireless Channel
  • 19 Feb. 2015 No lecture, Winter holidays
  • 26 Feb. 2015 Combating the effect of Fading in Mobile Systems
  • 05 Mar. 2015 No lecture
  • 12 Mar. 2015 Cells and Cellular Traffic
  • 19 Mar. 2015 No lecture - NB Changed schedule
  • 26 Mar. 2015 Multiple Access
  • 02 Apr. 2015 No lecture, Easter week
  • 09 Apr. 2015 Student seminar on selected topics - NB! Postponed to 7.5
  • 16 Apr. 2015 Mobile Broadband - Lecturer: Abul Kaosher, NSN
  • 23 Apr. 2015 Telecom and Big Data - Colloqium/Guest lecture: Geoffrey Canright, Telenor Research
  • 30 Apr. 2015 No Lecture - NB! Changed schedule, moved to 7.5
  • 07 May 2015 Spectrum management + Student presentations - NB! Changed schedule, moved from 30.4
  • 14 May 2015 No Lecture, Ascension Day
  • 21 May 2015 Small Cell and Heterogeneous Network (HetNet)
  • 28 May 2015 No Lecture - NB! Changed schedule, moved to 4.6"
  • 04 Jun. 2015 Repetition and walk through on the course including Exam guidance - NB! Changed schedule, moved from 21.5
  • 11 Jun. 2015 Examination (oral)

Info

  • Thursdays, from 13:15h. Please see the detailed timetable
  • Streaming is available from mms://lux.unik.no/401
  • Video will be made available after the lecture Link to come
  • Lecture notes/slides will be on each lecture
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Small Cells and HetNets21 May 2015
Spectrum Management7 May 2015
Telecom and Big Data23 April 2015
Mobile Broadband16 April 2015
Student seminar 20159 April 2015
Multiple Access26 March 2015
Cell and Cellular Traffic-I12 March 2015
Combating the effect of Fading in Mobile Systems26 February 2015
Propagation Characteristics of Wireless Channels12 February 2015
Mobile Communications- Network Architecture and Functionality5 February 2015
Mobile Communications - Introduction22 January 2015

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Mobile communications has achieved ever-greater popularity in recent years, and is quickly becoming an important part of our everyday life. This subject is aimed towards giving an overview of the most important principles that are making the development within mobile communications possible.

The subject provides an overview of the history of mobile communications and the development towards the systems of today. Furthermore, the main principles of cellular communications systems are described. System architectures are treated in general, and examples from important systems such as GSM and UMTS are discussed. Furthermore, the way radio wave propagation in a mobile radio channel is affecting and limiting the performance of digital communications systems is discussed. Methods to improve performance and combat the adverse effect of the radio channel are also discussed. Different techniques for resource sharing in mobile communications (FDMA, TDMA, CDMA) and methods for calculating system capacity are described. Finally a roadmap for future development is given, describing the most important technology trends with LTE, Self Organizing Network (SON) and Small cells.

This subject, along with other subjects within the study area will provide the foundation for further work within the area of modern wireless communication systems, within Norwegian telecom companies or for further research (Ph.D studies).

After completing the course, you will learn:

  • Brief history of mobile communication and developments towards modern systems
  • Propagation characteristics of wireless channels- attenuation, fading, how to combat fading
  • GSM air interface and network architecture with functionalities of different elements
  • Frequency reuse, interference, traffic capacity and coverage area estimation in cellular network
  • Multiple access technologies for resource sharing with TDMA, FDMA, CDMA , OFDMA
  • Mobile Broadband technologies with High Speed Packet Access (HSPA), Long Term Evolution (LTE), LTE-Advanced and Self Organizing Network (SON)
  • Small Cells and Heterogeneous Network (HetNet) with regards to future traffic growth challenges in wireless networks

Notes

  • Dokumentation of the earlier lectures are at wiki.unik.no [1]
  • UNIK401 video, use: 585 Kbps (1280x720), Standard encoding: Multiple bit rates for audio and video, Output to mms://lux.unik.no/401

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