ECE Course Outline


Wireless Communications (3-0-3)

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Catalog Description
Cellular concept, wireless propagation modeling, types of digital modulation used in wireless systems, diversity combining, performance over fading channels, and multiple access techniques.
Haesik Kim, Wireless Communications Systems Design, Wiley, 2015. ISBN 9781118610152 (required)

Topical Outline
Prerequisites: (ECE 2025/2026 [min C]) and (ECE 3020 [min C] or ECE 3040 [min C] or ECE 3084 [min C]) and (CEE/ISYE/MATH 3770 or ISYE 2027 or ECE 3077)

Classifications of Wireless Systems
Quick Overview of Channel Impairments
History of Mobile Communications
Trunking Theory
Blocked Calls Delayed
Cellular Systems
Other Issues with Cells
Path Loss 
Multipath Fading
Coherence Bandwidth	 and coherence time
Small-scale Fading Distributions
Level Crossings and Fade Duration
Introduction to Digital Modulation
Nyquist Pulses	
Geometry of Signals
Other Linear Techniques
Frequency Shift Keying
More on MSK
Diversity Combining
Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)
Code division multiple access (CDMA) and RAKE Receivers 
Multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) links
Multiple Access and Standards