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Module details on 'Foundations of Mobile Communications - Foundations of Mobile Communications'

CategoryNetworking & Communication
LecturerProf. Dr. Hogrefe, Dieter (Göttingen)
Module Exam ID3060
Weekly Composition2L+1E
Required Hours of Work (presence / self-study)125 (42 / 83)
SemesterEvery Semester
Teaching MethodsLecture (recording), discussion sessions, exercise session.
Module DescriptionThe module gives a broad introduction to mobile wireless networks, with particular emphasis on the principles and practices used in the design of modern wireless communication systems. The module covers an introduction to wireless networks and mobility support. Afterwards, the technical basics of wireless networks are discussed, starting with an exploration of radio wave propagation and antenna design. This leads on to the study of various modern modulation methods and multiplex techniques. The theoretical basis is illustrated by recent wireless systems, such as GSM, GPRS, EDGE, HSCSD, UMTS, WLAN, WiMAX, Bluetooth, that are used in real-life. Additionally, the aspects of wireless security issues and mechanisms are discussed.
Module OutcomesOn completion of this module, the student will be able to • understand the principles used in the design of mobile wireless networks • explain the likely degradations arising from radio-wave propagation and compare the methods available to overcome them • discuss the different modulation and multiple access methods and be aware of their strengths and weaknesses • describe the main features of modern mobile wireless networks and recognise the trade offs which have been made in their design decisions • be aware of the security issues and the counter measures of wireless networks • recognise and understand the future trends in networking • understand the follow through paths of migration from fixed networks towards mixed fixed/mobile networks.
Recommended LiteratureBecause this is a rapidly changing field, some of the newer literature will be announced during the lectures.
PrerequisitesComputer Networking basics.
ExamWritten or oral exam, graded (Written (120 min) / Oral (25min))
CommentsIn the summer semester the lecture has weekly face to face meetings with live teleteaching connection between Göttingen and Braunschweig. In addition it is recorded. A written exam is offered at the end of the semester. In the winter semester the lecture is offered for self study, based on the recordings, with a written exam at the end of the winter semester.

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