Wireless PHY/MAC Fundamentals

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module build on a basic understanding of wireless communications fundamentals, mathematics and statistics as e.g. obtained on the BSc in Electrical Engineering or similar

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Fundamental communication theory for wireless transmission
    • Classical communication theory
    • Noise handling in wireless communications
      • Loss and channel models (Friis transmission formula)
      • Analog chains, noise factor
      • Digital chains, coding
    • Detection and demodulation theory (coherent vs non-coherent)
  • Transceiver architectures, blocks and components
    • Transceiver structures and synchronization (incl. duplexing and access aspects)
    • Non-ideal components (non-linearities, compression and intercept)
    • Dynamic range and link budget
    • S-parameter description of components
    • RF/u-wave measurements of wireless communication blocks and chains
  • Modeling and simulation of transceiver systems
    • Complex baseband representation of pass-band communication
    • Signal distortion due to block imperfections

Skills

  • Establish a link budget
  • Synthesize a transceiver system on a block diagram level
  • Describe the modifications that a signal undergoes through a transceiver chain
  • Calculate key performance characteristics for a full transceiver chain based on specifications for the individual blocks
  • Simulate the transmission of digital data through a full transceiver chain – including transmitter, lossy and noisy wireless channel, and receiver

Competences

  • Discuss and evaluate the impact of different transceiver blocks in a communication link
  • Set up a simulation model to access and evaluate the performance of (digital data) transmission over a wireless communication link

Type of instruction

As described in the introduction to Chapter 3.

Exam

Exams

Name of examWireless PHY/MAC Fundamentals
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations
http:/​/​www.en.tech.aau.dk/​education-programmes/​Education+and+Programmes/​

Facts about the module

Danish titleTrådløse PHY og MAC grundbegreber
Module codeESNWCSK1K1
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design