Module Title:   Mobile Communications Systems

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG2020M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   PI - Engineering: Telecomms, Electromagnetics etc (MDIS) (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Prof RAA Abd Alhameed

Additional Tutor(s):   Miss X Wang

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To analyse, model and evaluate mobile communications systems.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Material is introduced through formal lectures, laboratory sessions and directed study. It is re-enforced through tutorial exercises, a short, assessed assignment and full-group seminars.

Lectures:   16.00          Directed Study:   62.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   8.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   12.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1 Analyse and apply concepts in Mobile Telecommunications.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Analyse and evaluate Mobile Telecommunications systems.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...


  Examination - closed book 2.00 80%
  Classroom test 0.45 20%
  Multiple-choice class test: open log book only
  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
  Supplementary Examination

Outline Syllabus:
Mobility, services, applications and drivers for mobile communications. Qualitative appreciation of radio communications concepts: modulation, transmission and demodulation, antennas and propagation loss, interference, multi-path-fading; effects on system performance. Cellular radio principles. Cell structure and re-use. Architecture of the support infrastructure. Localisation and handover. Radio Access: FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, SDMA. 2G, GPRS, Traffic Capacity: GSM, DCS, architecture mapped to OSI model. Speech codecs. Qualitative appreciation of physical layer aspects: channel coding, interleaving, encryption, packet structure, timing and frequency duplex. Mobility Management. Abstraction models, the OSI 7-layer model, rationale and philosophy. Layer co-operation - OSI protocols; Peer-entity protocols. Peer entity association, ISDN services, interfaces, functions, connections, terminal adaptation, addressing. Fast packet switching-ATM. Network security. Basic introduction to typical mobile systems.

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