MS1JMS - Public Mobile Systems

Course specification
Course title Public Mobile Systems
Acronym MS1JMS
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module System Engineering and Radio Communications
Type of study master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
Condition Radio Communications, Radio Systems
The goal Introduction to advanced management functionalities of public mobile systems. Design and dimensioning of base station subsystem - calculating coverage and capacity. Core network design and dimensioning.
The outcome Student should gain an insight into the organization and advanced features of the modern public mobile systems, as well as the ability to independently carry out the basic design of such systems. Student should gain a solid foundation for independent research activities.
Contents of lectures Radio network design and dimensioning for GSM,UMTS and LTE. GSM, UMTS, LTE advanced radio network functionalities. Security aspects - authentication and ciphering. Core network design and dimensioning. MIN - Mobile Intelligent Networks. 3GPP Packet Switched Domain. Number portability. IMS - IP Multimedia Subsystem. Future trends.
Contents of exercises LAB: Measurements of the basic parameters of GSM and UMTS air interface using advanced measurement systems. GSM, UMTS and LTE simulators. Dimensioning of core network elements .
  1. GSM recommendations, (Original title)
  2. 3GPP specifications, (Original title)
  3. Training documentation of leading manufacturers ( Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks, Huawei, Alcatel)
  4. J. Laiho, A. Wacker, T. Novosad, “Radio network planning and optimization for UMTS”, John Wiley, 2006. (Original title)
  5. E. Dahlman, S. Parkvall, J. Sköld: 4G LTE/LTE-Advanced for Mobile Broadband, Elsevier, 2011. (Original title)
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
Projects 0
Colloquia 50
Seminars 0