This course covers an introduction to past and modern wireless communication systems (2G, 3G and Bluetooth). The cellular concept and system design fundamentals are presented. Discussion of mobile radio propagation for large-scale path loss is followed by small-scale fading and multi-path. A summary of various modulation techniques is given. Finally, multiple access techniques for wireless communication are described. There will be two or more labs. and a team project regarding coverage prediction and frequency re-use for a region of North America.
Course will be 6 hours per week, schedule to be determined. Also, labs to be scheduled outside of class hours, schedule to be determined. Registrants who are not BTech Electronics students must have Program Head approval. Please contact Kelly Voros at 604-451-6892 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to be placed on a waitlist if the course is full. Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.
Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Explain wireless communication systems.
Tell difference between 2G, 2.5G, TDMA, CDMA , 3G systems, WLANS and Bluetooth systems.
Describe the cellular concept, frequency reuse, interference, and power control.
Calculate GOS, trunking, cell splitting and sectoring.
Derive free-space propagation reflection., and two-ray model equations.
Differentiate diffraction and scattering.
Prepare a link budget using various outdoor path loss models.
Perform an experiment on two ray measurements.
Compare indoor propagation models, and calculate signal penetration into building.
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