Wireless Systems Performance


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Link budget analysis
  • Wave types
  • Power vs protection margins
  • Dynamic radio channel characterization
  • Short terms descriptions
  • Channel hardening/Diversity
  • Radio Resource allocation
  • Methods for fixed and dynamic channel allocation
  • Cellular concept and hand‐over
  • Link and MAC control, Power control, AMC
  • Wireless network performance and traffic analysis
  • Dynamic routing
  • Transport – congestion control – performance impact
  • Wireless network architectures
  • Short range infra-structures
  • Cellular infra-structure


  • Establish a link budget with account for dynamic protection margins for a given wireless communication system
  • Select the relevant metrics to establish and estimate Quality of Service (QoS) performance
  • Establish radio resource requirements based on traffic load
  • Evaluate feasibility of routing strategies based on system properties and requirements
  • Evaluate and select different wireless networking architectures based on system requirements
  • Evaluate properties of dynamic channels and apply stabilization techniques


  • Analyze, evaluate and model the chain from PHY to Transport layer and how it combines towards the total performance and QoS of a wireless communication system

Type of instruction

As described in the introduction to Chapter 3.



Name of examWireless System Performance
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations

Facts about the module

Danish titleTrådløs system performance
Module codeESNWCSK2K1
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design