Personal and Mobile Communications


CMPE Degree: This course is Not Applicable for the CMPE degree.

EE Degree: This course is Not Applicable for the EE degree.

Lab Hours: 0 supervised lab hours and 0 unsupervised lab hours.

Technical Interest Group(s) / Course Type(s): Telecommunications

Course Coordinator:

Prerequisites: ECE 6602

Corequisites: None.

Catalog Description

To introduce various topics that are fundamental to cellular mobile
telephone systems

Course Outcomes

Not Applicable

Student Outcomes

In the parentheses for each Student Outcome:
"P" for primary indicates the outcome is a major focus of the entire course.
“M” for moderate indicates the outcome is the focus of at least one component of the course, but not majority of course material.
“LN” for “little to none” indicates that the course does not contribute significantly to this outcome.

1. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

2. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

3. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

4. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

5. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

6. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

7. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Strategic Performance Indicators (SPIs)

Not Applicable

Course Objectives

Topical Outline

Introduction to Cellular Systems
-Frequency Reuse and the Cellular Concept
-Mobile Radio Propagation Environment
-Modulation Techniques
-Handoffs and Channel Assignment
-Spectral Efficiency and Grade of Service
Propagation Modeling
-Frequency-Non-Selective (Flat) and Frequency-Selective Multipath-Fading
-Laboratory Simulation of Multipath-Fading Channels
-Shadowing Models, Path Loss Models
Co-Channel Interference
-Multiple Log-normal Interferers
Modulation and Power Spectral Densities
-Analog FM
-Basic Description of Modulated Signals
-Digital Modulation Techniques
-Power Spectral Densities
Digital Signaling on Flat Fading Channels
-Vector Representation of Received Signals
-Detection of Known Signals in AWGN
-Coherent Detection, Differential Detection
-Diversity Techniques
Digital Signaling on Fading ISI Channels
-Modeling of ISI Channels
-Optimum Receiver for ISI Channels with AWGN
-Symbol-by-symbol equalizers
-Sequence estimation
Code Division Multiple Access
-DS and FH Spread Spectrum
-DS Spread Spectrum on frequency-selective channels
-Error Probability for DS CDMA on AWGN Channels
-Performance Analysis of Cellular CDMA
Cellular Coverage Planning
-Cell Sectoring, Switched Beam Antennas, Cell Splitting,
-Microcellular Systems
-Hierarchical Architectures, Macrodiversity Architectures
Link Quality Measurement and Handoff Initiation
-Signal Strength Based Handoff Algorithms
-Signal strength averaging
-Velocity estimation in cellular systems
-Handoff analysis
-CIR-based link quality measurements
Channel Assignment Techniques
-Centralized DCA, Decentralized DCA, Fully decentralized DCA
-Hybrid FCA/DCA Schemes, Borrowing Schemes