2021 Advanced Topics in Mobile Communications

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Information and Communications Engineering
Instructor(s)
Fukawa Kazuhiko    Chang Yuyuan 
Course component(s)
Lecture    (ZOOM)
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon3-4()  Thr3-4()  
Group
-
Course number
ICT.C511
Credits
2
Academic year
2021
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2021/9/30
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

After reviewing mobile communications and cellular phone system, the lecture details and considers several techniques from the viewpoint of frequency efficiency. Then channel models of radio wave propagations, physical layer radio transmission technologies, radio access technologies, and radio system technologies are described. Furthermore, the lecture aims to make students deeply understand overall mobile communication systems, which ranges from the physical layer to networks and application layers such as services.

Student learning outcomes

Mobile communications have played an important role in largely expanded communication networks. Major aims of this lecture are as follows:
1) To be able to understand the whole system of mobile communications.
2) To be able to comprehend fundamentals and latest trends of radio access techniques, system techniques and network techniques for mobile communications.
3) To be able to comprehend fundamentals and latest trends of mobile terminals and applications.
4) To be able to trace future trends of mobile communications.

Keywords

Mobile Communications, Cellular System, Radio Propagation, Noise and Interference, Digital Modulation, Diversity, Error Correction, MIMO, Multiple Access, Wireless Networks

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Every class is based on documents that are distributed before its start.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Outline of Mobile Communications and Cell Phone Systems Learn fundamentals of mobile communications and several mobile communication systems. Furthermore, learn concepts of cell phone systems and the process of its evolution.
Class 2 Mobile Radio Wave Propagations Learn fundamentals of radio wave propagations and their characteristics over mobile wireless channels.
Class 3 Cellular Phone Radio Access Technologies 1 Understand radio access schemes and wireless modulation/demodulation technologies.
Class 4 Cellular Phone Radio Access Technologies 2 Understand error correction and diversity technologies for wireless communications.
Class 5 Cellular Phone Radio Access Technologies 3 Learn high-efficient transmission schemes such as MIMO for wireless communications.
Class 6 Cellular Phone Radio System Technologies 1 Learn evolution of wireless communications and their main techniques such as multiple access and simultaneous two-way communications.
Class 7 Cellular Phone Radio System Technologies 2 Learn advanced transmission techniques between multiple base stations and multiple mobile terminals.
Class 8 Cellular Phone Radio System Technologies 3 Learn wireless circuit techniques for base stations and mobile terminals.
Class 9 Cellular Phone Radio System Technologies 4 Learn environmental technologies for base stations.
Class 10 Cellular Phone Core Network Technologies Learn core network technologies for cellular systems.
Class 11 Mobile Terminals Learn architectures and key technologies for user terminals.
Class 12 Mobile Applications Understand mobile applications such as mobile space statics and its applications.
Class 13 Wireless LAN Learn fundamentals, main techniques, and applications of wireless LAN.
Class 14 Next Generation Mobile Communications Understand technique trends of next generation mobile communications.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.

Textbook(s)

Any text books are not specified. Documents for the classes are distributed.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Mobile Networks, Kyoritsu Shuppan

Assessment criteria and methods

Marks are based on reports for lectures (a report for each lecture). The number of characters in each report is limited to about from 500 to 600.

Related courses

  • ICT.C214 : Communication Systems
  • ZUS.C301 : Signal Processing
  • ICT.S407 : Wireless Signal Processing

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

To complete the lecture "Communication Systems" is recommended.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

okumura[at]radio.ict.e.titech.ac.jp

Office hours

The time is not specified. You need to appoint the time for discussion by e-mail.

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