Aims : To understand the performance of different wireless networks in modern cities, in the context of: functionality, architechture, resource allocation and mutual interaction.
Advanced wireless communication systems and networks will cover the emerging challenges related to wireless data transfer. These can be broadly categorized into:
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.
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.
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