Radio Frequency Communication (ILV)

Course numberM-CE-1.03
Course codeRFC
Semester of degree program Semester 1
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits4,0
Language of instruction English

The students will

- understand modern RF communications theories, e.g., channel coding, modulation or MIMO to realize highly efficient spectral transmissions.

- be able to apply the theory in today's systems like GSM, UMTS, WIMAX, 802.11n or LTE.

- be able to simulate major problems and a complete radio link.

- be able to understand technical specifications.

- be able to read and understand all the knowledge we could not discuss because of limited time.

- be well prepared to work with future RF communication systems.

Today's radio frequency communication systems are very complex. They deal with sophisticated technologies, like adaptive modulation and channel coding or smart antennas. Simulations and optimizations are an essential part of the development process. Often, a standard will be specified by standardisation bodies like ETSI, 3GPP or IEEE. t is crucial to have both knowledge of the theory of RF communications as well as hands-on experience in simulations. Within this lecture we will do both. On the one hand, we will learn about the modern RF communications theory, and we will see its application via today's RF communication systems, like GSM, UMTS, WIMAX or LTE. On the other hand, we will simulate major problems and typical radio links. Furthermore, we will read and apply standardised technical specifications.

(1) J.W. Mark, W. Zhuang: Wireless Communications and Networking. Pearson.

(2) S. Haykin, M. Moher: Modern Wireless Communications. Pearson.

(3) J.G. Proakis, M. Salehi: Communication systems engineering. Pearson.

(4) B. Sklar: Digital communications. Prentice hall.

(5) J. Maucher, J. Furrer: WIMAX. Heise.

(6) A. F. Molisch: Wireless Communications, Wiley.

(7) J. Schiller: Mobile Communications. Addison-Wesley.

Lecture and guided simulation of real radio systems.