code EC551
credit_hours 3
title Telecommunication Systems Engineering
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prequisites EC422
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Description/Outcomes Wireless access to the worldwide wire line infrastructure and to the huge amount of information and applications on the Internet is becoming an essential feature of modern telecommunication networks. Such a feature extends the breadth and quality of services to people-on-the-move. Multiple wireless access and networking technologies available today (including 3G, WLAN, WiMAX, Bluetooth, UWB, etc.) need to be understood in order to make the best use of them in various application and deployment scenarios.
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objectives Address the concept of system architecture level. It targets the layering model and management of telecommunication systems practically available in the world.
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textbook Communication Systems for the Mobile Information Society, Martin Sauter
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Course Content
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1 GSM - Circuit Switched Data transmission ? Standards - Transmission speeds - The Signaling System Number 7 - The GSM Subsystems - The Network Subsystem - The Base Station Subsystem (BSS).
2 GSM - Mobility Management and Call Control - The Mobile Station - The SIM card - The Intelligent Network Subsystem and CAMEL - Questions.
3 GPRS - Circuit Switched Data Transmission over GSM - Packet Switched Data - Transmission over GPRS - The GPRS Air Interface - The GPRS State Model - GPRS Network Elements - GPRS Radio Resource Management.
4 GPRS - GPRS Interfaces - GPRS Mobility Management and Session Management (GMM/SM) - Session Management from a User Point of View - WAP over GPRS - The Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) over GPRS - Web Browsing via GPRS - Questions.
5 UMTS - Overview, History and Future - Important New Concepts of UMTS - Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) - UMTS Channel Structure on the Air Interface - The UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network (UTRAN).
6 Core Network Mobility Management - Mobility Management in the Cell-DCH State - UMTS CS and PS Call Establishment - UMTS Release 99 Performance - UMTS Release 5: High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) - UMTS Release 6: High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) - UMTS and CDMA2000 - Questions.
7 WLAN - Wireless LAN Overview - Transmission Speeds and Standards - Wireless LAN Configurations: From Ad-hoc to Wireless Bridging - Management Operations - The MAC Layer - The Physical Layer - Wireless LAN Security - Comparison of Wireless LAN and UMTS - Questions.
8 802.16 and WiMAX ? Overview - Standards, Evolution and Profiles - WiMAX PHYs for Point to Multipoint FDD or TDD Operation - Physical Layer Framing - Ensuring Quality of Service - MAC Management Functions.
9 MAC management of user data ? Security - Advanced 802.16 Functionalities - Mobile WiMAX: 802.16e - WiMAX Network Infrastructure - Comparison of 802.16 with UMTS, HSDPA and WLAN -Questions.
10 Bluetooth - Overview and Applications - Physical Properties - Piconets and the Master/Slave Concept - The Bluetooth Protocol Stack - Bluetooth Security - Bluetooth Profiles - Comparison between Bluetooth and Wireless LAN.
11 IP networking
12 Multimedia networking - Transport Subsystem Requirements and Constraints - Processing and Protocol Constraints - Traditional Network Protocols and Their Support for Multimedia - Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) - Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Multicast Support.
13 Internet Telephony
14 Advanced multiplexing techniques..
15 Advanced coding techniques
16 Final Examination