RAE556 Mobile Communications Systems

Code RAE556
Name Mobile Communications Systems
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Electronics and Telecommunications
Faculty Department of Radiosystems
Academic staff Guntars Balodis, Gunārs Lauks
Credit points 3.0 (4.5 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The course covers the following topics: propagation of waves in multipath environment, loss mechanisms and numerous methods of estimating the median value in mobile and cellular environment, technical parameters of such systems and methods of ensuring communication between cellular and base stations, as well as management of cellular and backbone networks..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The goal of the course: to acquire theoretical knowledge about wave propagation in multipath environment and to get familiar with the methods of estimating median loss value in mobile and cellular environment. The objectives are the following: to develop skills necessary to estimate technical parameters and to ensure communication between cellular and base stations; to enable students to enhance understanding of cellular and backbone network management..
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students are able to demonstrate their understanding of wave propagation in multipath environment; to use the methods of estimating median loss value in mobile and cellular environment. - Exam results depend on substantiation of individually chosen methods and the results of dynamic analysis.
Students are able to choose appropriate forecasting methods for calculating radio wave propagation loss in multipath and multifrequency environment for handheld mobile user equipment. - Assessment of skills necessary to estimate the grade of service in the given area.
Students are able to estimate the efficiency of a model taking into consideration time variance and area availability. - Assessment of skills necessary to calculate the mean and variance methods and to evaluate the rational approach to the given grade of service.
Students are able to estimate technical parameters, to ensure communication between mobile and base stations, to maintain cellular and backbone networks. - Students carry out practical exercises.
Course prerequisites Students are expected to have a basic knowledge of project-based software in MS Windows.

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