Cellular Communication Network Design and Optimization

Course Description

This course brings students fully up to date with the myriad of system developments in latest cellular communication networks namely GSM, WCDMA and so forth. Topics include basic network architecture and design issues, evolution of the wireless industry, characterization of radio propagation, modeling and simulation of narrowband signal characteristics and radio channel characteristics, fading, diversity, spread-spectrum technique, standards of GSM, GPRS, EDGE and WCDMA and so forth. The basic network optimization technique for 2G and 3G cellular networks is also studied. Throughout the course, the students acquire the basic engineering understanding to modern cellular network design issues and optimization.


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