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ES96T - Advanced Wireless Systems and Networks

  • Module code: ES96T
  • Module name: Advanced Wireless Systems and Networks
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To understand the performance of different wireless networks in modern cities, in the context of: functionality, architecture, resource allocation and mutual interaction. The systems considered include legacy 1G/2G systems, as well as current 3G/4G systems.

Principal learning outcomes

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

  • Explain how channels adapt to real world conditions to achieve Shannon capacity subject to a certain quality of service demand.
  • Analyse the achievable multiple user capacity of different multiple access schemes.
  • Acquire in depth knowledge and explain the architecture of legacy 1G/2G, as well as current 3G/4G cellular and Wi-Fi networks.
  • Analyse different cell planning patterns for different cellular network generations and traffic service demands.
  • Design networks and analyse their performance through modelling their mutual interference interactions using simulation software and random graph theory for different network deployments.
  • Design efficient networks in terms of energy and/or cost.