Module Title:   Advanced Mobile and Satellite Communications

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG3026M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

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

Principal Co-ordinator:   Prof RE Sheriff

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr RA Wyatt-Millington

Prerequisite(s):   ENG2020M

Corequisite(s):   None

To provide advanced conceptual knowledge and its application in the areas of satellite and mobile communications.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Material is introduced through formal lectures and directed study. It is re-enforced through tutorial exercises and seminars. Students will be encouraged to make use of appropriate web site material to further enhance their awareness and understanding of the subject. The ability to synthesise solutions by showing an holistic appreciation of the subject will be assessed by examination. Supplementary assessment will be as original.

Lectures:   16.00          Directed Study:   74.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   8.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

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

describe, analyse and critically evaluate state-of-art-systems in satellite and mobile communications.

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

apply communications theory, principles and models in relation to mobile and satellite communications.

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

demonstrate the learning ability needed to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature

  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%

Outline Syllabus:
Mobile IP Network Concepts: Basic MIP routing; Route optimisation; Mobile IP Fundamentals: Agent Discovery; Advertisement and Registration; Tunnelling; Routing; Datagrams; i-Mode (Japan) Networks. Mobile communications systems: Migration from second-generation to third-generation, UMTS, beyond 3G.
Wireless communications: W-LAN technologies, Bluetooth.
Satellite communications: orbits, network architectures, modulation and coding, propagation environment, link budget analysis, satellite navigation

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