Wireless Communication Technique
- Department of Electromagnetic Field
Wireless communications belong to the fastest developing technical fields. Besides widely used mobile telephony systems, this field also includes many other both mobile and stationary communicating systems. Different types of radio modems are also built in the majority of electronic devices like PCs, tablets, notebooks, cameras, etc. With expected fast development of Internet of Things, operation of billions of wireless sensors is expected. The subject is common to all students of the Electronics and Communication study program, its main purpose is to teach all important aspects of this technical branch. Obtained knowledge should enable the students to design, project, adjust or manufacture any wireless communication system or its components. Besides wireless system analysis, the lectures include review of physical backgrounds, survey of the most important existing radio systems together with corresponding operational frequencies, description of electromagnetic wave propagation and related antennas. Instructions concerning propagation also cover behavior of EM waves in an urban environment or inside buildings. Lectures concerning analysis of typical wireless systems also cover description of related radio-frequency, microwave and mm-wave circuits and components. Exercises include practical calculations of wireless systems, computer analysis and synthesis of important structures and circuits, and related laboratory measurements.
- Syllabus of lectures:
1. Wireless communication chain
2. Frequency planning
3. Fundamental system parameters 1
4. RF transmission lines
5. Reflections and their suppression
6. Scattering parameters
7. Fundamental system parameters 2
8. Components and structures of typical radio systems
9. Measurement devices and methods
10. Antennas and their fundamental parameters
11. Propagation of electromagnetic waves
12. Diversity in radio communications
13. Radio signals and modulation schemes
14. Optical wireless communication systems
- Syllabus of tutorials:
1. Smith chart, impedance matching
2. Introduction to AWR Microwave Office
3. Design of microstrip and coplanar transmission lines using TX LINE procedures
4. Design of impedance matching structures
5. Analysis of filters and power-dividers
6. Design of simple amplifier
7. System calculations
8. Spectrum analyzer - measurement of signals
9. Scalar analyzer - gain and return loss measurements
10. Measurements of down- and up-converters
11. Measurement of antenna radiation patterns
12. Measurement of modulated signals
13. Vector network analyzer - measurement of components for RF circuits
14. Checking of project results and measurement reports
- Study Objective:
- Study materials:
Drentea C.: Modern Communications ? Receiver Design and Technology, Artech House 2010.
Sorrentino R., Bianchi G.: Microwave and RF Engineering, John Wiley and Sons, 2010.
Egan W. F.: Practical RF System Design, John Wiley and Sons, 2003.
McCune E.: Practical Digital Wireless Signals, Cambridge University Press 2010.
Saunders, S., Aragon-Zavala, A., Antennas and Propagation for Wireless Communication Systems, 2nd Edition, Wiley, 2007
Additional study materials including lecture presentations will be at Moodle.
- Further information:
- No time-table has been prepared for this course
- The course is a part of the following study plans: