Subject description - A2M32MKS

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A2M32MKS Mobile Communication Networks Extent of teaching:2+2L
Guarantors:  Roles:P,V Language of
Teachers:  Completion:Z,ZK
Responsible Department:13132 Credits:4 Semester:Z


The goal of the course is to provide an overall overview of mobile communications in the variety of analog and digital systems. The main emphasis is put onto contemporary GSM network (including new supplementary technologies) and onto the transition towards 3rd generation networks (UMTS, LTE¨, ...). It also deals with the area of mobile communications based on employment of telecommunication satellites; public and private radio / paging systems and radio networks are discussed as well.

Study targets:

By completing the course the student obtains a general overview of the wireless systems including cordless systems, mobile networks, satellite networks and WLAN and BWA.

Course outlines:

1. Telecommunication systems. Cordless telephones. Mobile cellular telephone networks - analogue systems.
2. Cellular networks. Modular techniques. Mobile cellular telephone networks - digital systems. GSM.
3. GSM - architecture of systems and subsystems. Transfer of data in GSM systems - HSCSD, GPRS, EDGE.
4. 3rd generation mobile system - UMTS. Structure, standards. Future development.
5. WiFi. 802.XX. Individual systems and their applications.
6. WiMAX - 802.XX. Individual systems and their applications.
7. Mobile cellular telephone networks. LTE. Structure, standards. Future development.
8. Cellular mobile networks. Structure, standards. Future development.
9.-10.  Satellite communication. Telecommunication satellites - GEO, MEO, LEO. GNSS - GPS, GGALILEO,...
11. Excursion.
12. Mobile networks - Bluetooth, ... Applications Mobile networks and GNSS.
13. Public and private radio networks. Military applications. Pagging networks.

Exercises outline:

1. Introductory exercise. Safety regulations and lab operations.
2. Mobile communications systems - basic functional blocks.
3. R&D lab and its structure. Block diagrams of CT0 - CT2, DECT devices.
4. DECT - practical applications of small networks.
5. DECT and data transfer. Incorporation into networks.
6. Bluetooth and its application.
7. GSM system - basic blocks and their practical interconnections.
8. GSM - architecture of systems and subsystems. Practical realisation.
9. GSM - data tranfer - HSCSD - control measurements.
10. GSM - data tranfer - GPRS - control measurements.
11. Satellite communications. Individual systems and their applications. Connection to GSM.
12. Connection between PSTN, ISDN, GSM networks.
13. Examples of UMTS networks.
14. Exam. Alternative seminar/lab.


1. Mouly, M., Pautet, M.-B.: The GSM Systems for Mobile Communications, 1992.
2. Bernhard H. Walke: Mobile Radio Networks. Networking and Protocols. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. England, 1999.
3. Zoran Zvonar, Peter Jung, Karl Kammerlander: GSM Evolution towards 3rd Generation System. Kluwer Academic Publishers. England, 1999. ISBN 0-7923-8351-6.
4. Alex Brand, Hamid Aghvami: Multiple Access Protocoles for Mobile Communications, GPRS, UMTS and Beyond. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. England, 2002. ISBN: 0-471-49877-7.
5. Harri Holma, Antti Toskala: WCDMA for UMTS. Radio Access For Third Generation Mobile Communications. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. England, 2002. ISBN: 0-470-84467-1.
6. Gunnar Heine, Holger Sagkob: GPRS: Gateway to Third Generation Mobile Networks. Artech House, England, 2003. ISBN: 1-58053-159-8.


Conditions for assignment of credits: 100% active participation in the exercises (in the case of absence, the exercise should be compensated according to teacher's instructions);



Cordless telephones, 2G and 3G and 4G, wireless local and metropolitan network. Cellular networks. Mobile cellular telephone networks. GSM, HSCSD, GPRS, UMTS, LTE Satellite communications.

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
MPIB Common courses V
MPEEM1 Technological Systems V 1
MPEEM5 Economy and Management of Electrical Engineering V 1
MPEEM4 Economy and Management of Power Engineering V 1
MPEEM3 Electrical Power Engineering V 1
MPEEM2 Electrical Machines, Apparatus and Drives V 1
MPKME1 Wireless Communication P 1
MPKME5 Systems of Communication P 1
MPKME4 Networks of Electronic Communication P 1
MPKME3 Electronics P 1
MPKME2 Multimedia Technology P 1
MPKYR4 Aerospace Systems V 1
MPKYR1 Robotics V 1
MPKYR3 Systems and Control V 1
MPKYR2 Sensors and Instrumentation V 1

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