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Advanced Wireless Systems and Networks (ES96T)

(15 Credits)

Aims : To understand the performance of different wireless networks in modern cities, in the context of: functionality, architechture, resource allocation and mutual interaction.

Syllabus :

Advanced wireless communication systems and networks will cover the emerging challenges related to wireless data transfer. These can be broadly categorized into:

  • Capacity Growth
  • Cost and Energy-Efficiency
  • Network Integration

The most pressing challenges are in urban areas, where there is exponentially growing appetite for wireless data. The topics tackled will be:

1.Introduction to Advanced Wireless Networks in Urban Areas:

Driving factors behind mobile data growth and challenges related to cost and interference.
Basics of wireless data transmission in terms of propagation channel, link budget, and deployment.

2. Network Architecture:

Evolution from 3G to 4G to 4G Advanced in terms of physical layer and architecture.

Heterogeneous radio network deployment and integration.

3. Performance Metrics:

Signal and interference power, capacity and throughout, outage probability, quality-of-service, quality-of-experience, cost- and energy-efficiency and consumption;

4. Large-scale Network Modelling:

A software (MATLAB) and mathematical (stochastic geometry) approach, with consideration to Monte-Carlo sampling, wrap-around, use mobility modelling techniques;

5. Radio Resource Management

Mutli-user scheduling in different wireless networks, antenna tilting and both hard and soft frequency reuse techniques;

6. Multi-hop Networks

Macro- and micro-level signal diversity, data extinction probability, and repetition cooperative networks;

7. Power Management and Low Energy Wireless Networks

Sleep mode, adaptive antenna basestations, heterogeneous network;

8. Application of wireless communication in Smart Cities/Living and Smart Grids:

Machine-2-machine communication, home energy useage monitoring and mobile sensing application.

Illustrative Bibliography :

  1. Digital Communications, John G. Proakis, McGraw-Hill International Edition, 2001
  2. Fundamentals of Wireless Communication, David Tse and Pramod Viswanath, Cambridge University Press, 2005
  3. Handbook of Optimization in Telecommunications, Mauricio Resende and Panos Pardalos, Springer, 2006
  4. Stochastic Geometry in Wireless Networks, Martin Haenggi, Cambridge University Press, 2012
  5. LTE for UMTS: OFDMA and SC_FDMA Based Radio Access, Harri Holma and Antii Toskala, Wiley, 2009