Course Objective:


This course aims at providing the senior-level under-graduate BICSE/BEE students an introduction to the theory and practical know-how about the Advanced Communication Systems such as Cellular Mobile and Satellite Communications-one of the fastest growing field in the engineering world. The basic and under-lying technical concepts, which are essential for the design, implementation, and research in the Radio Communication Systems, will be presented in an easy to understand way while discussing practical examples and solutions to some real-world problems. On successful completion of this course, the students will be able to understand Radio Wave Propagation and Propagation Models, Fading Channel and Types of Fading, Modulation Techniques used in Wireless Communications, Access Techniques for Wireless Communications, Radio Link Models and Link Budget Analysis. They will be able to apply these concepts for Satellite Communication System and Cellular Mobile Communication System Design.


Text Books:


1.       WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS: Principles and Practice by T.S. Rappaport, Prentice-Hall Inc, 2nd Edition, Dec 31 2002, [ISBN # 0130422320 ]

2.       ADVANCED ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS by W. Tomasi, , Prentice Hall, 6th edition, April 2003, [ISBN # 0130453501]


Reference Books:


1.       Wireless and Personal Communications Systems, by Garg, & Wilkes, Prentice Hall PTR , 1996. [ISBN # 0-13-234626-5]

2.       Digital Satellite Communications, By Tri T. Ha, McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., 2nd Edition, 1990. [ISBN # 0-07-100752-0]


Main Topics to be Covered: (The order and number of topics to be covered is subject to change.)


1.       Introduction to Satellite Communications

2.       Satellite System Concepts

         Keplerís Laws and the Orbit design

         Satellite Classifications, Spacing, and Frequency Allocations

         Satellite System Parameters

         Satellite Link Models and Link Budget

3.       Satellite Multiple Access Techniques and Channel Capacity

4.       Wireless & Cellular Radio Systems

           Cellular Radio Communications Concept

         First, Second and Third Generation Systems

5.       Fundamentals Concepts of Cellular Communications

         Cellular Radio System Design

         Radio Wave Propagation and Fading Analysis

6.       Modulation Techniques for Mobile Radio

7.       Multiple Access Technologies: FDMA, TDMA, CDMA

8.       GSM and CDMA (IS-95) Architecture and Working


Grading Policy:


1.       At least Five Assignments [5%] will be issued and each will be due one week after its issue date unless otherwise specified. Absolutely no late submissions will be allowed.

2.       At least Five10/15 minute Quizzes [10%] will be conducted, one each in the class, most probably, on the day of submission of each Assignment.

3.       Class Project [10%]- Groups of 3-4 students will conduct research projects and submit a Project Reports within 4/5-weeks time from the issue date. Presentation of these projects will be must to get the credit.

4.       Class Participation and Technical Discussions [5%] for those who are regular and participate actively in class discussions (technical only)

5.       Two One-Hour Test [30%] during 7th and 14th weeks.

6.       Final Test [40%] in 22nd week.It is mandatory to maintain at least 75% class attendance to sit in the Final Test.