Module Description

Module: Modern Wireless Systems

Courses:

TitleTypeHrs/WeekPeriod
Modern Wireless SystemsLecture2Winter Semester
Selected Topics of Modern Wireless SystemsProject-/problem-based Learning2Winter Semester

Module Responsibility:

Dr. Rainer Grünheid

Admission Requirements:

None

Recommended Previous Knowledge:

  • Lecture "Digital Communications"
  • Lecture "Advanced Concepts of Wireless Communications"

Educational Objectives:

Professional Competence

Theoretical Knowledge

Students have an overview of a variety of contemporary wireless systems of different size and complexity. They understand the technical solutions from the perspective of the physical and data link layer. They have developed a system view and are aware of the technical arguments, considering the respective applications and associated constraints. For several examples (e.g., Long Term Evolution, LTE), students are able to explain different concepts in a very deep technical detail.

Capabilities

Students have developed a system view. They can transfer their knowledge to evaluate other systems, not discussed in the lecture, and to understand the respective technical solutions. Given specific contraints and technical requirements, students are in a position to make proposals for certain design aspects by an appropriate assessment and the consideration of alternatives.

Personal Competence

Social Competence

Students can jointly elaborate tasks in small groups and present their results in an adequate fashion.

Autonomy

Students are able to extract necessary information from given literature sources and put it into the perspective of the lecture. They can continuously check their level of expertise with the help of accompanying measures (such as online tests, clicker questions, exercise tasks) and, based on that, to steer their learning process accordingly. They can relate their acquired knowledge to topics of other lectures, e.g., "Digital Communications" and "Advanced Topics of Wireless Communications".

ECTS-Credit Points Module:

6 ECTS

Examination:

Oral exam

Workload in Hours:

Independent Study Time: 124, Study Time in Lecture: 56


Course: Modern Wireless Systems (Lecture)

Lecturer:

Rainer Grünheid

Language:

English

Period:

Winter Semester

Content:

The lecture gives an overview of contemporary wireless communication concepts and related techniques from a system point of view. For that purpose, different systems, ranging from Wireless Personal to Wide Area Networks, are covered, mainly discussing the physical and data link layer.
Systems under consideration include:
- ZigBee / IEEE 802.15.4
- Bluetooth
- IEEE 802.11 family
- Long Term Evolution (LTE) and LTE Advanced
- WiMAX
A special focus is placed on 4th generation networks; in particular, an in-depth view into the technical principles of the Long Term Evolution (LTE / LTE Advanced ) standard is given, with an emphasis on multiple antenna techniques.

Literature:

John G. Proakis, Masoud Salehi: Digital Communications. 5th Edition, Irwin/McGraw Hill, 2007

Stefani Sesia, Issam Toufik, Matthew Baker: LTE - The UMTS Long Term Evolution. Second Edition, Wiley, 2011

Jeffrey G. Andrews, Arunabha Ghosh, Rias Muhamed: Fundamentals of WiMAX. Prentice Hall, 2007


Course: Selected Topics of Modern Wireless Systems (Project-/problem-based Learning)

Lecturer:

Rainer Grünheid

Language:

English

Period:

Winter Semester

Content:

In this course, selected "hot" topics of modern wireless systems will be covererd. For that purpose, students work in groups to elaborate a given subject. The results will be presented in a poster session towards the end of the semester. Possible topics can include various system concepts and related technical principles, such as:

  • 5G systems
  • Millimeter wave communication
  • Visible light communication
  • Cooperative Multipoint
  • Massive MIMO
  • Massive machine-type communication
  • Interference cancellation
  • Non-orthogonal multiple access
  • Heterogeneous networks
  • ...

Literature:

will be provided, depending on the given topics