Course detail

Mobile Network Communication Systems

FEKT-MPA-KPMAcad. year: 2021/2022

The attention will be focused on the theoretical background of mobile networks i.e., architecture of mobile networks; definition of the communication technologies and mechanisms by 3GPP; the key parts of the LTE (EPS); radio access network (RAN) of the 4G+ mobile networks; protocol stack in the EPS; procedures in the LTE network; voice over LTE; next-generation mobile systems (5G NR). In parallel to the theoretical lectures, the laboratory exercises, using the Network Simulator 3 (NS-3), will take place to verify the theoretical assumptions in the simulation environment. 

Offered to foreign students

Of all faculties

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will get information about mobile networks from the viewpoint of switching, transport and signalling systems. Students will also be made familiar with data transmission services, their properties and their evolution.

Prerequisites

The subject knowledge on the Bachelor degree level is required.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Literature

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The materials (slides, presentations, documents, papers, whitepapers, datasheets, etc.) will be provided via the E-learning and MS Teams platform.  

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The correct completion of all tasks in laboratories gives up to 30 points. The requirements on the completion of the tasks in laboratories are described in the annual supervisor’s notice. The maximum of 70 points can be gained during the final exam. 

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1) Basic principles of wireless data transmission in telecommunication systems (spectrum utilisation, modulation, self-repairing codes,...).
2) LTE/LTE-A mobile systems (3GPP Rel. 8 -- Rel. 12).
3) Next-generation mobile systems - key principles.
4) Next-generation mobile systems - modulations, frequency utilization, frequency sharing.
5) Next-generation mobile systems - edge computing, cloud services.
6) Low Power Wide Area Networks - key principles.
7) LPWAN - Narrowband Internet of Things (3GPP Rel. 13).
8) LPWAN - Narrowband data transmission using the Sigfox technology (ISM band).
9) LPWAN - Narrowband data transmission using the LoRa technology (ISM band).
10) 5G+ Applications: Tactile Internet - principles, implementation, use-cases
11) 5G+ Applications: Augmented and virtual reality - introduction, key principles.
12) AR/VR - Antenna systems with beam forming and beam steering capabilities.
13) High-speed data transmissions in 5G NR - IEEE 802.11ad standard utilizing mmWave communication. 

Aims

The course “Mobile Network Communication Systems” aims to provide up-to-date information related to the currently deployed mobile networks i.e., 4G (LTE) and recently introduced heterogeneous mobile systems known as 5G NR (New Radio). The attention will be focused on the theoretical background of mobile networks i.e., architecture of mobile networks; definition of the communication technologies and mechanisms by 3GPP; the key parts of the LTE (EPS); radio access network (RAN) of the 4G+ mobile networks; protocol stack in the EPS; procedures in the LTE network; voice over LTE; next-generation mobile systems (5G NR). In parallel to the theoretical lectures, the laboratory exercises, using the Network Simulator 3 (NS-3), will take place to verify the theoretical assumptions in the simulation environment.

 

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 MPC-TIT Master's, any year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory-optional
  • Programme MPC-IBE Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory-optional
  • Programme MPA-CAN Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory
  • Programme MPAD-CAN Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory
  • Programme MPA-EAK Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory
  • Programme MPC-EAK Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

eLearning

eLearning: opened course