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

Types of instruction are listed at the start of §17; Structure and contents of the programme.



Name of examWireless System Performance
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleTrådløs system performance
Module codeESNWCSK2K1
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
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