Terrestrial and Satellite Radio Links

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Terrestrial and Satellite Radio Links (Main course) AE2M17PDS
Credits 6
Semesters Winter
Completion Assessment + Examination
Language of teaching English
Extent of teaching 2+2c
Annotation
The goal of the course is to teach the student to design basic types of wireless links from the antennas and propagation point of view, including interference analyses for both fixed links and radio networks and frequency coordination. The design principles are primarily based on international ITU-R recommendations. In addition, the attention is given to prospective wireless systems as well, e.g., intelligent antenna systems.
Study targets
The goal of the course is to teach the student to design basic types of wireless links from the antennas and propagation point of view, including interference analyses for both fixed links and radio networks and frequency coordination.
Course outlines
1. Basic concepts, ITU-R recommendations
2. Design of line-of-sight microwave links
3. Fixed satellite link design
4. LF/MF link design
5. HF link design
6. Troposcatter links
7. Coverage planning for mobile terrestrial systems
8. Coverage planning for satellite systems
9. Interference analysis for line-of-sight links
10. Interference analysis in cellular networks
11. Software tools for planning of wireless links and systems
12. Measurement methods for RF planning
13. Adaptive antennas and prospective antenna structures
14. Prospective wireless communication services
Exercises outlines
1. Introduction, basic concepts
2. Calculations of basic propagation parameters
3. RF planning tools, usage of ITU-R recommendations
4. Design of an empirical model - project I.
5. Indoor coverage measurement - experiment
6. Measurement data processing, calibration of the empirical model
7. HF link design for a distance over 4000 km - project II.
8. Ionosphere, ionograms
9. Sky wave propagation
10. HF links
11. Interference analysis for terrestrial links - project III.
12. Propagation of interfering signals in the troposphere
13. Interference calculation according to ITU-R recommendations
14. Presentations of projects results
Literature
[1] Freeman, R.L., Radio System Design for Telecommunications, 3rd Edition, Wiley, 2007.
[2] Barclay L.W., Propagation of Radiowaves, 2nd edition, IEE, 2003.
[3] ITU-R Recommendations.
Requirements
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