Wireless Channels

Објавено: October 12, 2018
  1.    Course Title Wireless Channels
  2.    Code 3ФЕИТ10З005
  3.    Study program TKII
  4.    Organizer of the study program (unit, institute, department) Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies
  5.    Degree (first, second, third cycle) First cycle
  6.    Academic year/semester III/5   7.    Number of ECTS credits 6.00
  8.    Lecturer Dr Zoran Hadji-Velkov
  9.    Course Prerequisites

10.   Course Goals (acquired competencies):  Familiarization with the fundamental phenomena of transmission of telecommunication signals through wireless radio channels, which affects the design and optimization of wireless systems and networks. (Ability to analyze and describe the properties of the radio channel and its interaction with wireless systems and networks in order to appropriately select the system parameters)

11.   Course Syllabus: Radio frequency bands. Path loss in free space propagation. Two-ray wireless channel model. Wireless channel over flat and uneven terrain. Scattering. Knife edge diffraction. Models of diffraction at real obstacles. Fresnel zones. Wireless channel in urban environments. Median path loss in urban environments. Path loss with logarithmic distance. Empirical models of the radio channel. Hata-Okumura model. Shadowing. Random fading. Envelope and phase of faded radio signal. Rayleigh fading. Rice fading. Doppler effect in wireless channels. Clark’s model for mobile channel. Doppler spectrum. Coherence time of wireless channel. Level crossing rate. Duration of outages. Frequency selectivity and time dispersion of radio channels. Coherence bandwidth of radio channel. Statistical profile of wireless radio channel. Broadband channel. WSSUS channel. Scattering function of a wireless channel. Simulation modeling of wireless channels

12.   Learning methods:  Lectures, classroom and laboratory exercises, seminar works and projects, independent work

13.   Total number of course hours 3 + 1 + 1 + 0
14.   Distribution of course hours 180
15.   Forms of teaching 15.1. Lectures-theoretical teaching 45
15.2. Exercises (laboratory, practice classes), seminars, teamwork 30
16.  Other course activities 16.1. Projects, seminar papers 20
16.2. Individual tasks 20
16.3. Homework and self-learning 65
17.   Grading 17.1. Exams 0
17.2. Seminar work/project (presentation: written and oral) 40
17.3. Activity and participation 10
17.4. Final exam 50
18.    Grading criteria (points) up to 50 points     5 (five) (F)
from 51 to 60 points     6 (six) (E)
from 61 to 70 points     7 (seven) (D)
from 71 to 80 points     8 (eight) (C)
from 81 to 90 points     9 (nine) (B)
from 91 to 100 points   10 (ten) (A)
19.    Conditions for acquiring teacher’s signature and for taking final exam Completed laboratory exercises
20.  Forms of assessment During the semester, two partial exams are foreseen (at the middle and at the end of the semester). During the semester, students can undertake to prepare seminar papers on their own. For students who have passed the partial exams, a final oral exam can be conducted. The final grade includes the points from the partial exams, the points from the seminar papers, and the final oral exam.
Students who take one written exam instead of two partial exams can take it in the scheduled exam sessions. For students who have passed the written exam, a final oral exam can be conducted. The final grade includes the points from the written exam, the points from the seminar papers, and the final oral exam.
The use of books, scripts, manuscripts or notes of any kind is not allowed during the exam. The use of a calculator is allowed
21.   Language Macedonian and English
22.  Method of monitoring of teaching quality Internal evaluation and surveys
23.  Literature
23.1. Additional Literature
No. Author Title Publisher Year
1 J. D. Parsons  The Mobile Radio Channel  John Wiley & Sons  2000
2  M. Patzold  Mobile Fading Channels  John Wiley & Sons  2002