Cellular Networks

Course Code NET-902
Lecture hours per week
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open

This course provides an analysis of cellular networks, one of the fastest growing segments of the wireless industry. The course begins with the evolution of cellular system, different generations of development, how voice oriented systems have changed to accommodate data and video traffic. Then, radio propagation mechanisms particular to mobile cellular environment are explored. Fundamentals of cellular networks, cellular topology, networking planning and capacity expansion techniques, mobility management, radio resource and power management are analyzed. The students also gain insight into the various cellular standards used in the world. Students will be able to support air-interface of GSM/GPRS, CDMA IS95 and WCDMA. Theory is supplemented with lab experiments using the state of the art equipment for testing the cellular networks and mobile handsets.