Wireless & Cellular Communications
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Class Notes for TLEN-5510
- Fall 2016

Thomas Schwengler

Fall 2016

(Version 3.9, August 2016.)

Copyright 2016 Thomas Schwengler.

All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced, reprinted, transmitted, or utilized in any form, without written permission from the author. Requests to the author should be addressed to Thomas.Schwengler@Colorado.edu.

Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
1 Wireless Communications
 1.1 Brief History
 1.2 Spectrum
 1.3 US Spectrum Landscape
 1.4 Emission Levels
 1.5 International Spectrum Landscape
 1.6 Homework
2 Cellular Systems
 2.1 Cellular Concepts
 2.2 System Capacity
 2.3 Modulation and Coding
 2.4 Standard Air Interfaces
 2.5 Speech Coding
 2.6 Migration to 3G
 2.7 Migration to 4G
 2.8 Migration to 5G
 2.9 Technology Advances
 2.10 Fixed Wireless Access
 2.11 Homework
3 Radio Propagation Modeling
 3.1 Propagation Characteristics
 3.2 Free-Space Propagation
 3.3 Ray Tracing
 3.4 Classic Empirical Models
 3.5 Further Modeling Work
 3.6 Dispersive Models
 3.7 In-Building Penetration
 3.8 Homework
4 Fading, Shadowing, and Link Budgets
 4.1 Large-Scale Shadowing
 4.2 Link Budgets
 4.3 Small Scale Fading
 4.4 Small Scale Fading Distribution
 4.5 Homework
5 Microwave and Higher Frequencies
 5.1 Spectrum
 5.2 Propagation
 5.3 Diffraction by Obstacles
 5.4 Atmospheric Effects
 5.5 Weather Impact
 5.6 Millimeter Wave
 5.7 Homework
6 Practical Aspects of Wireless Systems
 6.1 Cell Site Considerations
 6.2 Synchronization and GPS
 6.3 Health Concerns
 6.4 Environmental Impact
 6.5 Homework
7 CDMA
 7.1 CDMA Basics
 7.2 cdmaOne
 7.3 Improvements for cdma2000
 7.4 Improvements for UMTS
 7.5 Comparison
 7.6 3G Evolution Data Optimized
 7.7 Homework
8 OFDM
 8.1 OFDM basics
 8.2 Wi-Fi
 8.3 WiMAX
 8.4 LTE
 8.5 LTE-Advanced
 8.6 Other Wireless Standards
 8.7 Homework
9 MIMO
 9.1 Introduction
 9.2 Fundamental Principles
 9.3 Classic MIMO Systems
 9.4 Homework
10 Wireless System Performance
 10.1 Wi-Fi System Performance
 10.2 WiMAX System Performance
11 Core Network Evolution
 11.1 Wireless Signaling
 11.2 2G Wireless Network
 11.3 3G Wireless Network
 11.4 4G Wireless Network
 11.5 Location Based Services
 11.6 Fixed Mobile Convergence
 11.7 Small Cells and Heterogeneous Networks
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