Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : EE4402 : Wireless and Cellular Communication {3-0-0 / 3}
Subject Nature : Theory
Coordinator : Prof. Susmita Das


Introduction to Wireless Communication. The Cellular concept, System design, Capacity improvement in cellular systems, Co channel interference reduction. Intelligent cell concept and applications.Technical Challenges. Mobile radio propagation: Reflection, Diffraction. Fading. Multi path Propagation. Channel modelling, Diversity Schemes and Combining Techniques. Multiple access techniques: - Introduction, FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, Space division multiple access, Design parameters at the base station, Practical link budget design using path loss models. Smart antenna systems, Beam forming. MIMO Systems. RAKE receiver. Multiuser Systems: CDMA Principle, Network design, Link capacity, Power control, WCDMA Network planning, MC-CDMA, OFDM, Cellular mobile communication beyond 3G. GSM, IS- 95, GPRS, UMTS, WLAN, WPAN, WMAN, Ultra Wideband communications, 4G and beyond 4G

Course Objectives

  1. Understand the information theoretical aspects (such as the capacity) of wireless channels and basic spread spectrum techniques in mobile wireless systems
  2. Introduce various wireless & cellular systems and standards in use and their basic operation.
  3. Design and planning a cellular system

Course Outcomes

• The student will be aware and able to visualize the various wireless & cellular standards
• The student will be able to formulate cellular design problems with advanced techniques, analyse problems with optimal use of communication resources like bandwidth and power etc.

Essential Reading

  1. T. S. Rappaport, Wireless Communications – Principles and Practice, Prentice Hall of India/ Pearson Education , 2002
  2. A.F.Molisch,, Wireless Communications, Wiley , 2005

Supplementary Reading

  1. W C Y Lee,, Mobile Communication Engineering, Tata McGraw Hill , India, 2008
  2. A.Goldsmith, Wireless Communications, Cambridge University Press , 2005