Subject description - AE2M32MKS

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AE2M32MKS 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 lectures introduce principles and functionalities of mobile networks with special focus on currently deployed technologies and future mobile networks. Furthermore, architecture and fundamental principles of GSM, UMTS, LTE and LTE-A will be explained. Then, selected key technologies for future mobile networks (e.g., 5G) will be explained.

Study targets:

The students learn principles of different generations of mobile networks and they will be able to solve problems related to network planning and operation.

Course outlines:

1. Introduction, evolution of mobile networks, standardization.
2. Architecture of GSM - data transmission in GSM (HSCSD, GPRS, EDGE).
3. Architecture of UMTS - services, applications, radio interfaces, signaling.
4. Control and management of UMTS - radio link control, radio access.
5. Data transmission in UMTS - HSPA.
6. Architecture of LTE-A - interfaces, services, applications.
7. Radio interface in LTE-A - frequency bands, medium access, frame, signaling.
8. Control and management in LTE-A - control and management layers, medium access.
9. Control and management in LTE-A - Radio resource control and allocation.
10. Heterogeneous networks - multi-tier networks, ultra dense networks - problems and solutions.
11. Self-organizing networks - coverage optimization, mobility robustness, spectrum sharing, cognitive radio.
12. Advanced techniques for future mobile networks - D2D communication, machine type communication (MTC).
13. Advanced techniques for future mobile networks - cooperative communication, duplex methods, multiple access, frequency bands.
14. Evolution of mobile networks towards 5G - satellite communications, software defined networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), centralization/distribution of radio access network features.

Exercises outline:

1. Introduction, schedule, requirements.
2. Introduction to MATLAB, implementation of scenario.
3. Users' mobility modelling.
4. Signal propagation, interference.
5. Mobility management, handover decision.
6. Physical layer - modulation and coding, frame structure.
7. Channel error modelling, data transmission.
8. LAB 1 - Data transmission in mobile network.
9. LAB 1 - Data transmission in mobile network.
10. LAB 2 - Energy consumption in mobile network.
11. LAB 2 - Energy consumption in mobile network.
12. LAB 3 - Analyzis of traffic in mobile network.
13. LAB 3 - Analyzis of traffic in mobile network.
14. Credits.


[1] M. Sauter, "From GSM to LTE-Advanced: An Introduction to Mobile Networks and Mobile Broadband," Revised Second Edition. Wiley. 2014.
[2] G. de la Roche, "A. A. Glazunov, B. Allen, "LTE-Advanced and Next Generation Wireless Networks," Wiley, 2013.
[3] J. Rodriquez, "Fundamentals of 5G Mobile Networks," Wiley, 2015."


Students must have fundamental knowledge of modulations, coding techniques and multiple access methods for wireless networks. Furthermore, they must understand to components of a communication chain, signal propagation and radio channel characteristics (attenuation, gain, interference, noise) and characteristics of spectrum and signals (mean value, energy, power, correlation, etc.). They also should have fundamental knowledge of individual layers of RM-OSI model.




Mobile networks, GSM, UMTS, LTE, 5G, data transmission, architecture

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
MEKME1 Wireless Communication P 1
MEKME5 Systems of Communication P 1
MEKME4 Networks of Electronic Communication P 1
MEKME3 Electronics P 1
MEKME2 Multimedia Technology P 1
MEOI1 Artificial Intelligence V 1
MEOI5NEW Software Engineering V 1
MEOI5 Software Engineering V 1
MEOI4 Computer Graphics and Interaction V 1
MEOI3 Computer Vision and Image Processing V 1
MEOI2 Computer Engineering V 1
MEEEM1 Technological Systems V 1
MEEEM5 Economy and Management of Electrical Engineering V 1
MEEEM4 Economy and Management of Power Engineering V 1
MEEEM3 Electrical Power Engineering V 1
MEEEM2 Electrical Machines, Apparatus and Drives V 1
MEKYR4 Aerospace Systems V 1
MEKYR1 Robotics V 1
MEKYR3 Systems and Control V 1
MEKYR2 Sensors and Instrumentation V 1

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