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Valid for year : 2013
TNK110 Mobile Communication and Networks, 6 ECTS credits.
/Mobil kommunikation och nätverk/



Prel. scheduled hours: 72
Rec. self-study hours: 88

  Area of Education: Technology

Main field of studies: Electrical Engineering, Transportation Systems Engineering

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): A

The course aims to provide knowledge in mobile communications, especially different system characteristics, modeling and performance. The students should after completing the course be able to:
  • Identify the most important components and functions of a mobile communication system
  • Explain the differences in characteristics between different types of mobile communication systems and motivate their existence
  • Compare and explain areas of applications for different mobile communication systems
  • Relate functions, terms and technologies to the correct level in a communication system architecture
  • Argue for the role of the mobile communication systems in different applications
  • Evaluate trade-offs between different mobile communication technologies and systems
  • Define and calculate key performance metrics of a mobile communication system
  • Assess the performance of different mobile commmunication technologies given a set of application requirements
  • Apply models and methods for planning of cellular networks
  • Quantitatively model and evaluate selected parts of a mobile communication system
  • Apply previous knowledge from statistics, modeling, programming and data/telecommunications in the area of mobile communications
  • Independently plan, perform and document a research oriented project in the area of mobile communications

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Basic courses in programming and statistics as well as basic course in computer networking and/or telecommunication.

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshhold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Supplementary courses:
Wireless Communication Systems, Network Simulation, Positioning Systems

Lectures, tutorials and smaller project assignment.
The course runs over the entire spring semester.

Course contents:
Overview of modulation, channel coding, and medium access control for mobile networks. Performance metrics and trade-offs. Models for capacity, mobility and radio resource management. Network planning and dimensioning. Specific systems, such as WiFi, GPRS, and HSDPA.

Course literature:
Vijay Garg, Wireless Communications and Networking, Elsevier, 2007, ISBN 978-0-12-373580-

Written examination
Projekt work

Course language is English.
Department offering the course: ITN.
Director of Studies: Fredrik Persson
Examiner: David Gundlegård
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Last updated: 09/13/2012