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ECE 5680 - Mobile Communication Systems

Professor: Stephen Wicker

TA: Sergio Bermudez

Description: This course will provide an overview of wireless communications, with an emphasis on untethered transceivers. We will cover the traditional topics—channel modeling, demodulation in the presence of noise, and error control coding—and then move on to recent developments in multicarrier modulation, spread spectrum, and space-time modulation and coding. We will emphasize applications to successful wireless telephony and LAN systems. We will also consider higher-layer system concepts such as mobility management, with an emphasis on 3rd and 4th generation cellular systems. The course will conclude with a brief overview of communication and privacy law, with a discussion of recent research into privacy-aware network design techniques.

Prerequisites: ECE 4110.

Credits: 4

Lectures: MW 1:25-2:40pm, PHL 407

Office Hours: Prof. Wicker W 12:00pm-1:15pm, RH386
  TA T 4:00pm-6:00pm and Th 10:00am-12:00pm, RH365


Textbook: Andrea Goldsmith, Wireless Communications

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