13E033RK - Radio Communications

Course specification
Course title Radio Communications
Acronym 13E033RK
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status mandatory
Condition Telecommunications I, Telecommunications II
The goal Radio wave propagation characteristics. Modeling of propagation environment. Basic concepts of radio communication systems organization. Basic design concepts of modern radio communication systems.
The outcome Student should master the basic concepts and the basic phenomena associated with the propagation of radio waves. Additionally, at the end of the course the student should have the ability to independently perform basic analysis of a radio communication system from the perspective of technology and organization.
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Contents of lectures Frequency bands utilization. Temporal and spatial radio channel variability. Free space propagation. Fresnel zone. Refractivity. Diffraction. Reflection. Radio noise. Modeling of propagation environment (deterministic and statistical approach). Macrocell, microcell and indoor models. Interfrence. Intermodulation. Diversity. Cellular principle. Handover. Near - far problem. Traffic analysis.
Contents of exercises LAB: Practical exercises in spectrum analyzer. Radio Systems Design Tool. The calculation of radio coverage and determining the service area. Intermodulation products simulator. Measuring of the electric field strength of test transmitter.
  1. ITU-R recommendations
  2. W.C.Y.Lee, Mobile Communications Design Fundamentals, Wiley, 2nd ed., 1993.
  3. D.Parsons, The Mobile Radio Channel, 2nd ed., Wiley, 2000.
  4. T. Rappaport,Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice, 2nd ed., Prentice Hall, 2001.
  5. Published papers, projects, extracts from several books.
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
3 1 1
Methods of teaching Lectures and numerical exercises are conducted through PowerPoint presentations and by using blackboard. Practical classes are held in the laboratory and include practical demonstrations and independent student exercises.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 50
Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
Colloquia 50
Seminars 0