- Module code: ES96T
- Module name: Advanced Wireless Systems and Networks
- Department: School of Engineering
- Credit: 15
Module content and teaching
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.