Wireless Communications - EL872

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
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7 15 (7.5) PROF J Wang


EL827 (EENG8270) Advanced Communications Theory





Overview of wireless communications; wireless channel models; capacity of wireless channels; cellular concept; handoff; adjacent cell interference; adaptive modulation; diversity; MIMO technologies, CDMA and OFDMA; radio resource allocation; third generation (3G), forth generation (4G) LTE, and fifth generation (5G) mobile communication systems;


This module appears in:

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 29
Private study hours: 121
Total study hours: 150


Only available to students on programmes owned by The School of Engineering and Digital Arts

Method of assessment

Presentation (10%)
Assignment (15%)
Examination (75%)

Indicative reading

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

1) Understand the key theoretical concepts and protocols involved in the operation of broadband wireless communications;
2) Understand the key theoretical concepts of advanced technologies and architectures towards next generation wireless communications;
3) Be able to research and make realistic assessments of current technology trends;
4) Be able to research and make realistic assessments of potential technologies for future wireless networking.

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