Mobile Networks

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Mobile Networks BE2M32MKSA
Credits 6
Semesters Winter
Completion Assessment + Examination
Language of teaching English
Extent of teaching 2P + 2L
Annotation
The lectures introduce principles and functionalities of mobile networks with special focus on currently deployed technologies and future mobile networks. Furthermore, architecture and fundamental principles of GSM, UMTS, LTE and LTE-A will be explained. Then, selected key technologies for future mobile networks (e.g., 5G) will be explained.
Study targets
The students learn principles of different generations of mobile networks and they will be able to solve problems related to network planning and operation.
Course outlines
1. Organization of the course, fundamentals, evolution of mobile networks, standardization
2. GSM - architecture, data transmission in GSM – HSCSD, GPRS, EDGE
3. UMTS - architecture, , radio interfaces, control and signaling, data transmission
4. LTE(-A) - architecture, interfaces, services, applications
5. Radio interface – frequency bands, medium access, frame
6. Radio link control, error correction, random access
7. Scheduling, radio resource control, power saving
8. Mobility management, handover
9. Heterogeneous networks – multi-tier & ultra-dense networks – problems and solutions
10. Evolution of mobile networks towards 5G
11. Self-organizing networks, coverage optimization, spectrum sharing, cognitive radio
12. Big data in mobile networks
13. Advanced techniques for future mobile networks
14. Challenges and techniques for beyond 5G
Exercises outlines
1. Introduction, schedule, requirements
2. Introduction to MATLAB, implementation of scenario
3. Users' mobility modelling
4. Signal propagation, interference
5. Mobility management, handover decision
6. Channel error modelling, data transmission
7. Physical layer - modulation and coding, frame structure
8. LAB 1 - Data transmission in mobile network
9. LAB 1 - Data transmission in mobile network
10. LAB 2 - Energy consumption in mobile network
11. LAB 2 - Energy consumption in mobile network
12. LAB 3 - Scheduling in mobile network
13. LAB 3 - Scheduling in mobile network
14. Defense of the semestral project, Credits
Literature
[1] M. Sauter, "From GSM to LTE-Advanced: An Introduction to Mobile Networks and Mobile Broadband," Revised Second Edition. Wiley. 2014.
[2] G. de la Roche, "A. A. Glazunov, B. Allen, "LTE-Advanced and Next Generation Wireless Networks," Wiley, 2013.
[3] J. Rodriquez, "Fundamentals of 5G Mobile Networks," Wiley, 2015.
Requirements
Students must have fundamental knowledge of modulations, coding techniques and multiple access methods for wireless networks. Furthermore, they must understand to components of a communication chain, signal propagation and radio channel characteristics (attenuation, gain, interference, noise) and characteristics of spectrum and signals (mean value, energy, power, correlation, etc.). They also should have fundamental knowledge of individual layers of RM-OSI model.
Mobile Networks (Main course) B2M32MKSA
Credits 6
Semesters Winter
Completion Assessment + Examination
Language of teaching Czech
Extent of teaching 2P + 2L
Annotation
The lectures introduce principles and functionalities of mobile networks with special focus on currently deployed technologies and future mobile networks. Furthermore, architecture and fundamental principles of GSM, UMTS, LTE and LTE-A will be explained. Then, selected key technologies for future mobile networks (e.g., 5G) will be explained.
Study targets
The students learn principles of different generations of mobile networks and they will be able to solve problems related to network planning and operation.
Course outlines
1. Organization of the course, fundamentals, evolution of mobile networks, standardization
2. GSM - architecture, data transmission in GSM – HSCSD, GPRS, EDGE
3. UMTS - architecture, radio interfaces, control and signaling, data transmission
4. LTE(-A) - architecture, interfaces, services, applications
5. Radio interface – frequency bands, medium access, frame
6. Radio link control, error correction, random access
7. Scheduling, radio resource control, power saving
8. Mobility management, handover
9. Heterogeneous networks – multi-tier & ultra-dense networks – problems and solutions
10. Evolution of mobile networks towards 5G
11. Self-organizing networks, coverage optimization, spectrum sharing, cognitive radio
12. Big data in mobile networks
13. Advanced techniques for future mobile networks
14. Challenges and techniques for beyond 5G
Exercises outlines
1. Introduction, schedule, requirements
2. Introduction to MATLAB, implementation of scenario
3. Users' mobility modelling
4. Signal propagation, interference
5. Mobility management, handover decision
6. Channel error modelling, data transmission
7. Physical layer - modulation and coding, frame structure
8. LAB 1 - Data transmission in mobile network
9. LAB 1 - Data transmission in mobile network
10. LAB 2 - Energy consumption in mobile network
11. LAB 2 - Energy consumption in mobile network
12. LAB 3 - Scheduling in mobile network
13. LAB 3 - Scheduling in mobile network
14. Defense of the semestral project, Credits
Literature
[1] M. Sauter, "From GSM to LTE-Advanced: An Introduction to Mobile Networks and Mobile Broadband," Revised Second Edition. Wiley. 2014.
[2] G. de la Roche, "A. A. Glazunov, B. Allen, "LTE-Advanced and Next Generation Wireless Networks," Wiley, 2013.
[3] J. Rodriquez, "Fundamentals of 5G Mobile Networks," Wiley, 2015.
Requirements
Students must have fundamental knowledge of modulations, coding techniques and multiple access methods for wireless networks. Furthermore, they must understand to components of a communication chain, signal propagation and radio channel characteristics (attenuation, gain, interference, noise) and characteristics of spectrum and signals (mean value, energy, power, correlation, etc.). They also should have fundamental knowledge of individual layers of RM-OSI model.