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
SchoolSchool of Information and Communication Technology