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Wireless Communication

Course Description

This is a graduate-level introduction to the fundamentals of digital wireless communications. Our focus is on the design, the analysis, and the fundamental limits of wireless transmission systems, and to develop the foundation for research in this field. To provide the longest term value, our emphasis will be on the basic principles that apply to all such systems, rather than the details of any particular current system or standard. 

Course Objective

A student who successfully completes Wireless Communications will


1. Understand the basics of propagation of radio signals
2. Understand how radio signals can be used to carry digital information in a spectrally efficient manner.
3. Understand how radio signals can be used to carry digital information in a power efficient manner.
4. Gain insights into how diversity afforded by radio propagation can be exploited to improve performance
5. Have an understanding of design considerations for how to effectively share spectrum through multiple access
6. Have an understanding of the basic principles behind radio resource management techniques such as power control, channel allocation and handoffs.
7. Gain knowledge and awareness of the technologies used in Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA), Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and WiFi Networks.
8. Gain the experience of working in a group towards a final project that will involve experiments, analysis and the design of exemplary wireless communication techniques and/or systems.

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