Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : EE6133 : Mobile Radio Channels {3-0-0 / 3}
Subject Nature : Theory
Coordinator : Prof. Susmita Das


Physical Mechanisms of Mobile Radio Propagation, Large-Scale Path Loss, Free Space Propagation Model, Ground Reflection (Two-Ray) Model, Practical Link Budget Design Using Path Loss Models, Outdoor Propagation Models. Indoor Propagation Models, Small-Scale Fading and Multipath, Impulse Response Model of a Multipath Channel, Small-Scale Multipath Measurements. Parameters of Mobile Multipath Channels. Types of Small-Scale Fading, Rayleigh and Ricean Distributions, Statistical Models for Multipath Fading Channels, Frequency selective channel models, Modulation Performance in Fading and Multipath Channels, Equalization of fading multipath channels, Diversity Techniques, Coding for Wireless Channels, Radio Propagation, Multiplexing in space, time, frequency and spread spectrum, Cellular radio concepts such as frequency reuse, handoff, interference and GOS.

Course Objectives

  1. To study about the basics of wireless propagation mechanisms and also multipath propagation.
  2. To learn about various pathloss models in radio signal propagation and compare their performance in different wireless environments.
  3. To study about cellular design concepts, frequency allocation, interference issues and cellular network planning.

Course Outcomes

• Understand propagation effects such as fading, time delay spread, and Doppler spread,
• Learn to model radio signal propagation issues and analyze their impact on communication system performance
• Explain cellular design concepts and various multiple access systems.

Essential Reading

  1. T.S. Rappaport, Wireless Communications – Principles and Practice, Prentice Hall of India , 2002
  2. William Stallings, Wireless Communications and Networks, Prentice-Hall, Inc , 2nd Edition, 2004

Supplementary Reading

  1. Andrea Goldsmith, Wireless Communications, Cambridge University Press , 2005
  2. P Mohanana Shankar, Fading and Shadowing in Wireless Systems, Springer , 2012