49048 Wireless Access Network Technologies6cp
Requisite(s): (48740 Communications Networks AND (120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10061 Bachelor of Engineering Diploma Engineering Practice OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10066 Bachelor of Engineering Science OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10067 Bachelor of Engineering OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09067 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma Professional Engineering Practice OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09066 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)))
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
This subject aims to use knowledge about networks and protocols to develop a detailed understanding of how wireless network functions such as radio resource management, mobility management, and traffic management are realised in wireless networks representative of current wireless technologies used by industry. Students study the evolution, architecture, functionality, and operation of wireless networking technologies that exist in the market today. These technologies include GSM (Global System Mobile), GPRS (General Packet Radio System), 3G UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunication System), 4G, 5G, IoT and Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN). As part of the practical work, students set up and perform measurements on wireless networks and model the behaviour of the network and wireless propagation. Students work in groups and undertake a review of an emerging wireless technology and deliver a presentation and a report on it.
Autumn session, City campus
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