389.157 Wireless Communications 1
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, VU, 4.0h, 6.0EC
TUWEL

Properties

  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 6.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

1. Remembering: the students will be able to understand the basic problems in mobile communications.

2. Understanding: the students will be able to understand typical problems such as the time-variant channel or interferences.

3. Applying: the students will be able to apply the proposed solutions.

4. Analysing: the students will be able to analyse the proposed solutions.

5. Synthesising: the students will be able to include the proposed solutions in the current cellular networks.

6. Assessing: the students will be able to critically assess the performance of current techniques.

With this the students will be prepared to work within an Austrian or European network operator.


 

Subject of course

Introduction into wireless and mobile communications, as well as example problems and system concepts. Mobile propagation channel characteristics. Cellular system design. Fundamental trade-offs in  latency, reliability, and data rate. Introduction into system concepts and network architectures of mobile telecommunication networks: Connection setup, transmit power control, adaptive modulation and coding, handover concepts including associated protocols and control channels. Integration of data- and speech services. Antenna and antenna arrays: components and properties. Coding, modulation und transmission schemes. channel characterisation: Fading mechanisms, doubly selective propagation channels and their signal- and system theory (shadowing, multipath propagation, Doppler spread, WSSUS assumption, scattering function). 

Teaching methods

Methods of linear algebra as should be known from the lectures signal processing 1 and 2 are applied to decribe formally signals as well as systems in wireless communications.

Mode of examination

Oral

Additional information

This course is based on the VU Mobile Communications (LVA 389.063) which was part of the former master curriculum Telecommunications (Study Code 066 437).

First classin presence EI2, Friday, 01.03.2024 at 8:30 a.m.

Exercise dates:

Exercise 1: Fr 22.03.24
Exercise 2: Fr 19.04.24
Exercise 3: Th 02.05.24
Exercise 4: Fr 24.05.24
Exercise 5: Fr 07.06.24
Exercise 6: Th 27.06.24

 Written exam: We 19.06.2024

 

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Fri08:00 - 10:0001.03.2024 - 21.06.2024EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT VU Wireless Communications 1
Thu08:00 - 10:0007.03.2024 - 27.06.2024EI 1 Petritsch HS VU Wireless Communications 1
Wed15:00 - 19:0019.06.2024EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Written Test
Fri08:00 - 10:0028.06.2024EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT VU Wireless Communications 1
Wireless Communications 1 - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Fri01.03.202408:00 - 10:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT VU Wireless Communications 1
Thu07.03.202408:00 - 10:00EI 1 Petritsch HS VU Wireless Communications 1
Fri08.03.202408:00 - 10:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT VU Wireless Communications 1
Thu14.03.202408:00 - 10:00EI 1 Petritsch HS VU Wireless Communications 1
Fri15.03.202408:00 - 10:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT VU Wireless Communications 1
Thu21.03.202408:00 - 10:00EI 1 Petritsch HS VU Wireless Communications 1
Fri22.03.202408:00 - 10:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT VU Wireless Communications 1
Thu11.04.202408:00 - 10:00EI 1 Petritsch HS VU Wireless Communications 1
Fri12.04.202408:00 - 10:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT VU Wireless Communications 1
Thu18.04.202408:00 - 10:00EI 1 Petritsch HS VU Wireless Communications 1
Fri19.04.202408:00 - 10:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT VU Wireless Communications 1
Thu25.04.202408:00 - 10:00EI 1 Petritsch HS VU Wireless Communications 1
Fri26.04.202408:00 - 10:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT VU Wireless Communications 1
Thu02.05.202408:00 - 10:00EI 1 Petritsch HS VU Wireless Communications 1
Fri03.05.202408:00 - 10:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT VU Wireless Communications 1
Thu16.05.202408:00 - 10:00EI 1 Petritsch HS VU Wireless Communications 1
Fri17.05.202408:00 - 10:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT VU Wireless Communications 1
Thu23.05.202408:00 - 10:00EI 1 Petritsch HS VU Wireless Communications 1
Fri24.05.202408:00 - 10:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT VU Wireless Communications 1
Fri31.05.202408:00 - 10:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT VU Wireless Communications 1

Examination modalities

1. Written exam: a written exam that covers the course contents up to the date of the exam. Test problems are similar to the examples and problems which are rehearsed in the accompanying exercises. Electronic calculators and printed official course notes can be used. However: mobile phones, laptops, etc. are not allowed.

2. Oral exam: the final exam is oral. Dates are announced on Tiss. Additional oral exam dates can be arranged on request.

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Tue09:00 - 12:0025.06.2024 oral19.04.2024 08:00 - 24.06.2024 09:00TISSOral Exam
Wed09:00 - 10:3027.11.2024 CG0402oral01.11.2024 12:00 - 26.11.2024 09:30TISSWC1 Oral Exam
Tue09:00 - 12:0024.06.2025 oral18.04.2025 08:00 - 23.06.2025 09:00TISSOral Exam

Course registration

Not necessary

Curricula

Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 507 Telecommunications Not specified2. Semester
066 938 Computer Engineering Mandatory elective

Literature

  • Lecture notes for this course are available. -> at graphisches Zentrum der TU Wien, Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10, 1040 Vienna, Price: ~12.00€
  • Additional reading: Andreas F. Molisch, Wireless Communications, Wiley, 2005

Previous knowledge

Signal Processing 1 and 2.

Language

English