Course detail

Radio and Mobile Communication

FEKT-KRMKAcad. year: 2018/2019

The course is aimed at the digital mobile communication systems. In the first part of the course is presented: the partitision of mobile systems, their present development, general principles of signal processing, architecture and signal distortion in radio environment including the methods of their suppression. In the second part of the course, the best known mobile systems (GSM, UMTS, WiMAX, IEEE 802.11, Bluetooth) are described. The attention is concentrated on development of mobile systems and future mobile systems (LTE, HAPS, ITS). In laboratory practices students tested not only commercial mobile systems (T-Mobile CZ), but also partial parts of mobile systems (mobile terminals). For testing is used the top techniques of measurement.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The graduate is able:
- describe the general mobile communication system and explain the function of blocks,
- describe used methods of source coding, channel coding and modulations,
- explain basic principles of multiplexing signals, equalization and MIMO technology,
- describe architecture of WWAN systems (GSM, UMTS, LTE), WMAN system (WiMAX), WLAN systems (IEEE 802.11) and WPAN system (Bluetooth),
- explain methods of signal processing used in WWAN systems (GSM, UMTS, LTE), WMAN system (WiMAX), WLAN systems (IEEE 802.11) and WPAN system (Bluetooth),
- operate with TEMS and ROMES programmes for mobile networks monitoring.


Basic knowledge of digital signal processing, expression of signals in time and frequency domains, fundamentals of electromagnetic fields and fundamentals of linear and nonlinear circuits is requested.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

[4] HANUS, Stanislav. Nové technologie mobilních komunikací pro integrovanou výuku VUT a VŠB-TUO. Elektronická skripta. ISBN 978-80-214-4824-7. Brno, 2013. (CS)
HANZO, L. et al. MIMO-OFDM for LTE, Wi-Fi and WiMAX. United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons, 2011. 658 pp. ISBN 978-0-470-68669-0. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Techning methods include lectures, computer laboratories and practical laboratories. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The point evaluation is realized according to recommendation of the BSP FEEC BTU (max. 100 points)

5 individual works (one from each tutorial), each work max. 4 points, total number max. 20 points.
2 reports about laboratory testing (one from each practice), each report max. 5 points, total number max. 10 points.

Writing test:
3 questions from rewiev of information - each question max. 20 points - total number max. 60 points,
2 short questions - each question max. 5 points - total number max. 10 points.

Total number of points - max. 100

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Course schedule, introduction to mobile communications (frequency bands, frequency tables, partition of mobile communication systems, general block diagram of a radio communication system)
2. Signal processing (source coding, channel coding)
3. Signal processing (interleaving, digital modulations)
4. Basic concept and functions of radio communication systems, multiple access systems and multiplexing methods, methods of transmission, area structure, frequency band utilization, handover, types of connection, distortion phenomenons and their limitation
5. GSM system (frequency bands, system architecture)
6. GSM system (signal processing)
7. GSM system (data transmission, GPRS, HSCSD, EDGE, specialties of GSM 1800 system, TEMS and ROMES programmes)
8. UMTS system (system architecture)
9. UMTS system (signal processing)
10. LTE system (signal processing, atchitecture)
11. Cordless telephone systems (DECT), paging (RDS, ERMES)
12. WPAN systems (Bluetooth, ZigBee), WLAN systems (802.11) and WMAN systems (WiMAX)
13. Future systems (LTE Advanced, HAPS), evolution of mobile communications, trends


The aim of the course is to present the philosophy of modern mobile communication systems, their architecture and methods of signal processing such as source coding, channel coding, modulation techniques, equalisation, frequency hopping, MIMO technology etc.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-BK Bachelor's

    branch BK-EST , 3. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional specialized
    branch BK-TLI , 3. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional interdisciplinary

  • Programme IBEP-TZ Bachelor's

    branch TZ-IBP , 3. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional specialized

  • Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning

    branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional specialized

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer