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ELEX 8140 - Mobile Communications

Electrical and Computer Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

Course Details

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.

Prerequisite(s)

ELEX 7230

Credits

3.0

Cost

$626.59

Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 57569

Tue Jun 19 - Tue Aug 21 10 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 19 - Aug 21 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY
Jun 19 - Aug 21 BBY

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$626.59

Notes

  1. 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 kelly_voros@bcit.ca 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.

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Learning Outcomes

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.
  • Calculate small-scale multipath propagation equations.
  • Solve impulse response of a mutipath channel problems.
  • Solve time dispersion, coherence bandwidth and Doppler shift problems.
  • Make measurements and analyze data.
  • Differentiate flat and frequency selective fading.
  • Solve fast and slow fading problems.
  • Derive Rayleigh and Rician distributions.
  • Compare AM, SSB, and FM.
  • Describe pulse shaping techniques.
  • Compare linear modem techniques (BPSK, DPSK, and QPSK).
  • Compare nonlinear modem techniques (FSK, MSK, and GMSK).
  • Describe spread spectrum modulation (DS-SS, FH-SS).
  • Describe multiple access techniques (FDMA, TDMA, FHMA, CDMA and SDMA).
  • Solve packet radio protocols (ALOHA, CSMA and PRMA) problems.

Effective as of Fall 2006

Related Programs

ELEX 8140 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Electronics
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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