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Module Code: EEE414
Module Title: Mobile Communications
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Pre-requisites: N/A
To develop an appreciation and good understanding of modern mobile communication systems and technology
Learning outcomes 
A. Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of modern mobile communication systems and the relevant technology.

B. Apply their knowledge in the analysis and design of mobile systems.

C. Be capable of calculating parameters important to mobile system, such as link budgets.

D. Conceptually design radio communications systems.

Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be delivered through a combination of formal lectures and tutorials. Coursework is not normally anonymously marked as staff wish to provide meaningful feedback.
Topics covered in this module typically include:

1. Introduction: applications, history, market overview.

2. Wireless Transmission: frequencies & regulations, signals, antennas, signal propagation, multiplexing, modulation, spread spectrum, cellular systems, specific absorption rate.

3. Medium Access Control: motivation, SDMA, FDMA, TDMA (fixed, Aloha, CSMA, DAMA, PRMA, MACA, collision avoidance, polling), CDMA

4. Telecommunication Systems: GSM (HSCSD, GPRS), TETRA, UMTS/IMT-2000

5. Satellite Systems: history, applications, HAPS, GEO, MEO, LEO, routing, handover

6. Broadcast Systems: cyclic repetition of transmission, DAB, DVB

7. Wireless LAN: IR/VLC vs. radio, infrastructure/ad-hoc, IEEE 802.11 (a, b, g, h), LiFi, mobile QoS, Bluetooth, IEEE 802.15

8. Mobile Network Layer: Mobile IP, DHCP, ad-hoc networks, routing optimization

9. Mobile Transport Layer: traditional TCP, Indirect TCP, snoop TCP, Mobile TCP, proxies, wireless TCP

10. Support for Mobility: file systems, WWW, Wireless Application Protocol, i-mode

11. Outlook: 4th and 5th generations, IP-based networks, always best connected.
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 56  3  18      73  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Lab/Prac 15.00
2 Assignments 15.00
3 Final Exam 70.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/4/2020 6:28:24 AM