Mobile Communication

Pre-Requisite : EC301 and EC305
Contact Hours and Credits : ( 3 -0- 0 ) 3


To get an understanding of mobile radio communication principles, types and to study the recent trends adopted in cellular and wireless systems and standards.

Topics Covered :

Introduction to Wireless Communication. Cellular concept. System design fundamentals. Coverage and Capacity improvement in Cellular system. Technical Challenges.

Mobile Radio Propagation; Reflection, Diffraction, Fading. Multipath propagation. Statistical characterization of multipath fading. Diversity Techniques.

Path loss prediction over hilly terrain. Practical link budget design using Path loss models. Design parameters at base station. Antenna location, spacing, heights and configurations.

Multiple access techniques; FDMA, TDMA and CDMA. Spread spectrum. Power control. WCDMA.CDMA network design. OFDM and MC-CDMA.

GSM. 3G, 4G(LTE), NFC systems,. WLAN technology. WLL. Hiper LAN. Ad hoc  networks. Bluetooth.

Course Outcomes :

Students are able to

  • CO1: Apply the knowledge of basic communication systems and its principles.
  • CO2: Describe the cellular concept and analyze capacity improvement Techniques.
  • CO3: Mathematically analyze mobile radio propagation mechanisms.
  • CO4: Summarize diversity reception techniques.
  • CO5: Design Base Station (BS) parameters and analyze the antenna configurations.
  • CO6: Analyze and examine the multiple access techniques and its application.
  • CO7: Assess the latest wireless technologies.

Text Books:

  • T.S. Rappaport, Wireless Communication Principles (2/e), Pearson, 2002.
  • A.F. Molisch, Wireless Communications, Wiley, 2005.

Reference Books:

  • P. Muthu Chidambara Nathan, Wireless Communications, PHI, 2008.
  • W.C.Y. Lee, Mobile Communication Engineering. (2/e), McGraw- Hill,1998.
  • A. Goldsmith, Wireless Communications, Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  • S.G. Glisic, Adaptive CDMA, Wiley, 2003.