Wireless Communication - [2171004]


Teaching Scheme

Tutorial Practical Total
4 0 2 6

Examination Scheme

Theory Examination Practical Examination Total
ESE (E) PA (M) ESE Viva (V) PA (I)
70 30 30 20 150

    ESE = End Semester Examination, PA = Progressive Assessment

Course Type   

Syllabus Content

Evolution of mobile communications, Mobile Radio System around the world, Types of Wireless communication System, Comparison of Common wireless system, Trend in Cellular radio and personal communication. Second generation Cellular Networks, Third Generation (3G) Wireless Networks , Wireless Local Loop(WLL), Wireless Local Area network(WLAN), Bluetooth and Personal Area Networks
Cellular system, Hexagonal geometry cell and concept of frequency reuse, Channel Assignment Strategies Distance to frequency reuse ratio, Channel & co-channel interference reduction factor, S/I ratio consideration and calculation for Minimum Co-channel and adjacent interference, Handoff Strategies, Umbrella Cell Concept, Trunking and Grade of Service, Improving Coverage & Capacity in Cellular System-cell splitting, Cell sectorization , Repeaters, Micro cell zone concept, Channel antenna system design considerations.
Large scale path loss:-Free Space Propagation loss equation, Path-loss of NLOS and LOS systems, Reflection, Ray ground reflection model, Diffraction, Scattering, Link budget design, Max. Distance Coverage formula, Empirical formula for path loss, Indoor and outdoor propagation models, Small scale multipath propagation, Impulse model for multipath channel, Delay spread, Feher’s delay spread, upper bound Small scale, Multipath Measurement parameters of multipath channels, Types of small scale Fading, Rayleigh and rician distribution, Statistical for models multipath fading channels and diversity techniques in brief.
Introduction, Comparisons of multiple Access Strategies TDMA,CDMA, FDMA, OFDM , CSMA Protocols
GSM system architecture, Radio interface, Protocols, Localization and calling, Handover, Authentication and security in GSM, GSM speech coding, Concept of spread spectrum, Architecture of IS-95 CDMA system, Air interface, CDMA forward channels, CDMA reverse channels, Soft handoff, CDMA features, Power control in CDMA, Performance of CDMA System, RAKE Receiver, CDMA2000 cellular technology, GPRS system architecture.
Introduction to Wi-Fi, WiMAX, ZigBee Networks, Software Defined Radio, UWB Radio, Wireless Adhoc Network and Mobile Portability, Security issues and challenges in a Wireless network

Study Material

Class Note

Reference Books

SrTitleAuthorPublicationAmazon Link
1“Wireless Communication”Theodore S. RappaportPrentice hall
2“Wireless Communications and Networking “Vijay GargElsevier
3'Wireless digital communication'Kamilo FeherPHI
4“Mobile Communications Engineering”William C. Y. LeeMc Graw Hill Publications
5Mobile and personal Communication system and servicesRajpandyaIEEE press (PHI).
6Wireless CommunicationsT.L.SinghTMH
7Adhoc Mobile Wireless networkC.K.TohPearson

Course Outcome

Principles of cellular communications such as frequency reuse, co channel interference, antenna system design consideration including cell sectioning, frequency management and channel assignment techniques, and extensive analysis of design trade offs of cellular systems

  • Fundamentals of mobile communication including various propagation path loss models under different operating conditions and their impact on received signal strengths
  • Describes multiple channel access techniques as well as packet radio and carrier sense based multiple access protocols.
  • Introduces the architecture and operation of a basic cellular system and its performance criteria.
  • Overview of emerging wireless network technologies.