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ES4F1 - Radiowave Propagation and Wireless Communications Theory

  • Module code: ES4F1
  • Module name: Radiowave Propagation and Wireless Communications Theory
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module will enable students to carry out project work in radiowave propagation and wireless communications. It is the module’s
aim is to present fundamental theory and its application in understanding the operation and design aspects of the physical layer
of a wireless communications system.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to:

  • Develop specialised knowledge of wireless networking standard basics and cellular design fundamentals.
  • Be critical of the limitations of empirical and physical path loss models and demonstrate mastery in solving radiowave
    propagation problems involving propagation mechanisms (such as reflection, diffraction and scattering) and antennas.
  • Acquire advanced knowledge of diversity and multiple input-multiple-output techniques.
  • Design equalisers and Rake receivers.
  • Evaluate performances of digital modulation techniques