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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: EEEM018 Module Title: MOBILE COMMUNICATION B
Module Provider: Electronic Engineering Short Name: EEM.MOBB
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: CRUICKSHANK HS Dr (Elec Eng)
Number of credits: 15 Number of ECTS credits: 7.5
Module Availability

Spring semester

Assessment Pattern

Components of Assessment
Percentage Weighting
Simulation exercise or assignment
Closed-book examination
Written (2-hour unseen paper)
Part-time Students: Same rules apply for part-time students.

Module Overview

EEM.mobA - Mobile Communications A

Module Aims
  • Assist the students to fully appreciate the practical limitations of current wireless systems as drivers for the next generation of communication technologies and then advance their knowledge of mobile/personal communications engineering so that they can acquire a broader picture of wireless technologies. 
  • present students real-life engineering problems accompanied by practical and applied solutions both in cellular and other mobile environments.
  • help students realise the key factors in wireless communications and allow them to take part in the shaping of the future of wireless.
Learning Outcomes

On the completion of this module, students will be able to

  • gain an in-depth knowledge of emerging or recently introduced wireless technologies
  • the ability to seek for employment in advanced engineering groups that specialise in the mobile communications industry.
  • gain additional means to perform a useful role in analysing, designing and/or managing recently introduced mobile communication systems 
  • undertake research projects in the industry or to enter an advanced research programme on this topic with the required background that will ensure success and strong performance.
Module Content

Advanced Modulation and RA (6 hours) – CDMA, Spread Spectrum Techniques, OFDM basics, FFT-based OFDM, Example of OFDM System Design, Multicarrier Schemes, MC-CDMA, Subcarrier Combining Techniques, Peak Power Problem in MC-CDMA, RAKE receivers, Adaptive Modulation Techniques, Channel estimation, Equalisation, MC-CDMA Transceiver Design, OFDM Transmitter.

MIMO (6 hours) – Multiple Antennas, Antenna Diversity, SC-EGC-MRC, Optimum Combining, Various Differential Techniques, Space-time coding, SDMA, Orthogonal Transmit Diversity for CDMA MIMO Technology, Design Criteria, combination with OFDM.

UWB (3 hours) - Impulse Radio. Waveforms. System Interference. Time Domain Properties and Impulse Radio Modulation Schemes. Transmission of UWB Signals. Power Spectral Density. Comparison of UWB and DS-CDMA. Impulse Radio Capacity. Data Rate vs. Range Trade-off. System Design and Multiple Access. Benefits and applications.

Advanced Deployment Techniques (6 hours) - Network design issues. Link layer design. Antenna design and power control. Network capacity. Ad-hoc, Multihop cellular system. Self-organising ad-hoc networks. ODMA principles. Capacity with and without node cooperation.

Internet Protocols (9 hours) - Mobile IP and IP addressing. Network layer issues and Routing. Location management, security and authentication, naming and address resolution. Voice over IP, Mobility management, Cellular IP, HMIP, Transport layer protocols (TCP/IP).

Methods of Teaching/Learning

Lectures: 10 weeks – 30 hours

Labs/Assignments: Mobile Communications Systems simulation exercise, or assignment (Compulsory, minimum mark 30%) Estimated time to complete work: 10 hrs.

Selected Texts/Journals

G. Stuber Principles of Mobile Communication, 2/e Kluwer /Plenum Academic Publishers 2001 B

R. van Nee and R. Prasad OFDM for Wireless Multimedia Communications, Artech House 2000 B

K. Siwiak and D. McKeown Ultra-wideband Radio Technology, John Wiley & Sons, 2004 C

C. Murthy and B.S. Manoj Ad Hoc Wireless Networks: Architectures and Protocols, Prentice Hall, 2004 C

Last Updated

15th August 2006