Singapore University of Social Sciences

Wireless Communication Systems (ENG315)

Applications Open: 01 October 2019

Applications Close: 30 November 2019

Next Available Intake: January 2020

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Science & Technology

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

This course is intended to give an introduction to the science and engineering of wireless communications.The course introduces the basic concepts and algorithms for the design of a practical wireless communication transceiver and the challenges introduced by the propagation environment

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January

Topics

  • Introductory concepts
  • Signals and Systems
  • Random process: An introduction
  • Propagation characteristics of wireless channels
  • Wireless communication receivers
  • Modulation and demodulation methods
  • Cells and interference
  • Coverage, capacity and efficiency of cellular traffic
  • Fading mitigation: Exploiting diversity, using equalizers
  • Multiple access methods
  • Wireless systems and standards

Learning Outcome

  • Examine the characteristics of signals, radio channels, different multiple access methods and different methods used for fading mitigation.
  • Calculate coherence bandwidth, path loss factor, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), range and other parameters associated with wireless communication systems.
  • Illustrate the different methods available for modulation and demodulation in communication systems.
  • Show the encoded waveforms and signal constellations corresponding to various modulation schemes.
  • Design the wireless communication system to meet the given requirements.
  • Discuss the concept of cells, cellular traffic, and the various characteristics associated with cellular communication.
  • Appraise the performance of wireless communication systems.
  • Use software tools to simulate the signals and subsystems in wireless communication systems.
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