In this course, students examine fundamental concepts of mobile cellular communications and specifics of current and proposed US cellular systems. Topics include frequency reuse; call processing; propagation loss; multipath fading and methods of reducing fades; error correction requirements and techniques; modulation methods; FDMA, TDMA, and CDMA techniques; microcell issues; mobile satellite systems; GSM, cdmaOne, GPRS, EDGE, cdma2000, W-CDMA, LTE and candidate 5G waveforms.

Course prerequisite(s): 

525.614 Probability and Stochastic Processes for Engineers or equivalent and 525.616 Communication Systems Engineering.

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