Email: Thomas.Schwengler (at) colorado.edu
Office Hours: By appointment
Some collaboration allowed between a couple of students, but all students must work on all problems (do not share tasks!), and every student must work on his own solution to submit.
– Brief History – Spectrum – US Spectrum Landscape – Emission Levels – International Spectrum Landscape
– Cellular Concepts – System Capacity – Modulation and Coding – Standard Air Interfaces – Speech Coding – Migration to 3G, 4G – Fixed Wireless Access
– Propagation Characteristics – Free-Space Propagation – Ray Tracing – Classic Empirical Models – Further Modeling Work – In-Building Penetration
– Large-Scale Shadowing – Link Budgets – Small Scale Fading
– Spectrum – Propagation – Diffraction by Obstacles – Atmospheric Effects – Weather Impact
– Cell Site Considerations – Synchronization and GPS – Health Concerns – Environmental Concerns
– CDMA Basics – cdmaOne – cdma2000 – UMTS – OFDM and OFDMA basics – Wi-Fi – WiMAX – LTE – Wi-Fi – WiMAX – LTE
– Introduction – Fundamental Principles – Classic MIMO Systems
– Wireless Signaling – 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G Wireless Networks – Backhaul and Fronthaul – C-RAN – Small Cells and Heterogeneous Networks
If you qualify for accommodations because of a disability, please submit to me a letter from Disability Services in a timely manner so that your needs may be addressed. Disability Services determines accommodations based on documented disabilities. Contact: 303-492-8671, Willard 322, and www.Colorado.EDU/disabilityservices
Campus policy regarding religious observances requires that faculty make every effort to reasonably deal with all students who, because of religious obligations, have conflicts with scheduled exams, assignments or required attendance. Notify me at least two weeks in advance of any conflict between a religious holiday and a class activity (especially exams). In the case of a conflict with an exam, I will treat it as a missed exam due to a legitimate excuse and base your grade on the remaining exams.
Students and faculty each have responsibility for maintaining an appropriate learning nvironment. Students who fail to adhere to such behavioral standards may be subject to discipline. Faculty have the professional responsibility to treat all students with understanding, dignity and respect, to guide classroom discussion and to set reasonable limits on the manner in which they and their students express opinions. Professional courtesy and sensitivity are especially important with respect to individuals and topics dealing with differences of race, culture, religion, politics, sexual orientation, gender variance, and nationalities. Class rosters are provided to the instructor with the student’s legal name. I will gladly honor your request to address you by an alternate name or gender pronoun. Please advise me of this preference early in the semester so that I may make appropriate changes to my records.
The University of Colorado at Boulder policy on Discrimination and Sexual Harassment (http://www.colorado.edu/policies/discrimination.html) applies to all students, staff and faculty. Any student, staff or faculty member who believes s/he has been the subject of discrimination or harassment based upon race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status should contact the Office of Discrimination and Harassment (ODH) at 303-492-2127 or the Office of Judicial Affairs at 303-492-5550. Information about the ODH and the campus resources available to assist individuals regarding discrimination or harassment can be obtained at http://www.colorado.edu/odh
All students of CU Boulder are responsible for knowing and adhering to the academic
integrity policy of this institution, without exception. Violations of this policy may
include: cheating, plagiarism, aid of academic dishonesty, fabrication, lying, bribery,
and threatening behavior. All incidents of academic misconduct shall be reported to
the Honor Code Council (firstname.lastname@example.org; 303-725-2273). Students who are
found to be in violation of the academic integrity policy will be subject to both
academic sanctions from the faculty member and non-academic sanctions (including
but not limited to university probation, suspension, or expulsion). Other information
on the Honor Code can be found at http://www.colorado.edu/policies/honor.html
Attendance is a requirement for all in-class students. You will be allowed an excuse from attendance of any given class only if you seek and obtain prior written approval from the professor. Your grade may be penalized as much as 5% per missed course (if unexcused).