22380. Advanced Wireless Networks . Group 4

Subject

Name22380 - Advanced Wireless Networks
Group Grup 4 ( Campus Digital )
Academic Year 2018-19
Credits6 credits
Period First semester
Language Catalan
Titulació -

Lecturers

LecturerOffice hours for students
Start timeEnd timeDay of the weekStart dateEnd dateLocation/Building
Guillem Femenias Nadal
guillem.femeniasguillem.femenias@uib.esuib.es
(Head of group)
09:00h11:00h Thursday 10/09/201819/07/2019 Anselm Turmeda - Despatx D109
09:00h11:00h Tuesday 10/09/201820/07/2019 Anselm Turmeda - Despatx D109
Felipe Riera Palou
felip.rierafelip.riera@uib.esuib.es
16:00h18:00h Monday 03/09/201812/07/2019 desp. 109 - 1er pis Anselm Turmeda

Context

Advanced Wireless Networks is an optional module addressed to students on the 4th year of the degree Grau en Enginyeria Telemàtica and whose objective is to provide an overview of the technologies and standards supporting modern wireless networks. Contents developed in this module should allow the student to understand the evolution and underpinning principles of the latest generation of wireless local area networks (IEEE 802.11n/ac/ah), cellular standards (LTE/LTE-Advanced), WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e) and personal area networks (WiMedia). Within the degree's conceptual map (eps.uib.es/mapa), this module belongs to the Communication Systems block.

Requirements

Recommended

To take full advantage of this course, it is essential that students have the knowledge corresponding to the
blocks of Telecommunications and Telematic Networks, detailed below:

  • Xarxes d'Àrea Local i Intranets
  • Xarxes d'Operadora
  • Transmissió de Dades

Skills

Specific

  • CC1: Capacity to autonomously acquire new skills and knowledge related to the design, development or exploitation of telecommunication systems and services.
  • CC3: Capacity to use search engines related to bibliographic resources related to telecommunications and electronics
  • CC4: Capacity to analyze and specify the main parameters of a communication system
  • CC12: Ability to use concepts related to network architecture, protocols and internetworking.

General

  • CG6: Oral expression: clarity and fluency to convey information related to results, products or services, to either specialized or non-specialized audiences.
  • CG12: Ability for future autonomous study (lifelong learning)

Basic

You may consult the basic competencies students will have to achieve by the end of the degree at the following address: http://www.uib.eu/study/grau/Basic-Competences-In-Bachelors-Degree-Studies/

Content

This module has two well-defined, yet complementary, parts. In the first part we'll cover three topics (MIMO systems, multicarrier techniques and adaptive-modulation-coding) that have become the physical layer pillars underpinning most wireless standards. In the second part four modern wireless standards are covered in some detail, namely, WiFi, LTE, WiMAX and IEEE 802.15, that jointly cover the whole range of services provided by radio technology. Finally, students will cover various aspects of the envisaged 5G networks through a report and presentation they will have to explain to the rest of the class.

Thematic content

A Core concepts and enabling technologies
A.1 The wireless channel

Large-scale fading

Small-scale fading

A.2 Digital modulation over wireless channels

Fading, outage probability and error probability

Adaptive modulation and coding

A.3 Multiple antenna systems

SISO capacity expression
MIMO capacity expression
Antenna selection
Spatial multiplexing
Space-time block coding (Alamouti)
Cyclic delay diversity

A.4 Multicarrier modulation techniques

Principles of multicarrier transmission

OFDM

Multicarrier practicalities

Multicarrier related techniques

B Modern wireless communication standards
B.1 IEEE 802.11n/ac/ax/ad/ah

802.11x PHY layer
802.11x MAC layer
Extensions for IEEE 802.11ac/ad/ax/ah

B.2 3GPP-LTE and LTE-A

OFDMA architecture within LTE (downlink and uplink)
Transmitter/Receiver processing chain for uplink and downlink
Channel organization in LTE
Radio resource management within LTE
Advanced techniques in LTE-A.

B.3 Other wireless standards

IEEE 802.16e (WiMAX)
IEEE 802.15.3 (WPANs)

C 5G Visions
C.1 Students' presentation on 5G topics

Teaching methodology

Attended activities (2,4 credits, 60 hours)

TypeNameG. typeDescriptionHours
Theory classes Lectures Large group (G)

To develop the contents of the module. Material will be made available through Campus Extens.

CC1, CC4, CC12 and CG12.

36
Assessment Lab sessions Large group (G)

To consolidate through computer experiments (Matlab) the material introduced in the theory lectures.

CC1, CC3, CC4, CC12 and CG6.

16
Assessment Task sheets Small group (P)

Students must solve the task sheets assigned to each Unit for the material comprising blocks A and B .
CC1, CC4 and CC12 skills will be assessed.

4
Assessment Report-presentation Large group (G)

Students will develop a survey report and presentation related to a topic concerning 5G communications and they will have to present it in class.
Skills CC3, CG6 and CG12 will be assessed.

4

At the beginning of the semester the subject schedule will be available to students through the UIBdigital platform. This schedule will at least include the dates for the continuous assessment exams and assignment deadlines. Furthermore, the lecturer will inform students as to whether the subject syllabus will be carried out according to the schedule or otherwise, including Campus Extens.

Non-attended activities (3,6 credits, 90 hours)

TypeNameDescriptionHours
Group or individual self-study Classroom activities study

Students will consolidate the contents introduced in class.

90

Specific risks and protective measures

The learning activities of this course do not entail specific health or safety risks for the students and therefore no special protective measures are needed.

Student learning assessment


In accordance with article 33 of the Academic Regulations, "regardless of the disciplinary procedure that may be followed against the offending student , the demonstrably fraudulent performance of any of the evaluation elements included in the teaching guides of the subjects will lead, at the discretion of the teacher, to an undervaluation in the qualification that may suppose the qualification of "suspense 0" in the annual evaluation of the subject".

Lectures
Type Theory classes
Technique Attitude scales ( non-retrievable )
Description

To develop the contents of the module. Material will be made available through Campus Extens.

CC1, CC4, CC12 and CG12.

Assessment criteria

- Degree of participation of students in class, quality and soundness of their reasonings and precision and accuracy in their answers.

Final grade percentage: 5% for the training plan A with minimum grade 0
Final grade percentage: 0% for the training plan B with minimum grade 0

Lab sessions
Type Assessment
Technique Student internship dissertation ( retrievable )
Description

To consolidate through computer experiments (Matlab) the material introduced in the theory lectures.

CC1, CC3, CC4, CC12 and CG6.

Assessment criteria

- Quality and soundness of the development of the report.
- Precision, conciseness, clarity, consistency and spelling and grammatical correctness of the document.

Final grade percentage: 30% for the training plan A with minimum grade 5
Final grade percentage: 30% for the training plan B with minimum grade 5

Task sheets
Type Assessment
Technique Objective tests ( retrievable )
Description

Students must solve the task sheets assigned to each Unit for the material comprising blocks A and B .
CC1, CC4 and CC12 skills will be assessed.

Assessment criteria

- Quality and soundness of reasoning in:

proposed solutions to problems

answers to questions

- Precision and accuracy of the results.
- Clarity, intelligibility and spelling and grammatical correctness in answers.

Final grade percentage: 50% for the training plan A with minimum grade 5
Final grade percentage: 55% for the training plan B with minimum grade 5

Report-presentation
Type Assessment
Technique Papers and projects ( retrievable )
Description

Students will develop a survey report and presentation related to a topic concerning 5G communications and they will have to present it in class.
Skills CC3, CG6 and CG12 will be assessed.

Assessment criteria

- Quality and soundness of the development of the project.
- Precision, conciseness, clarity, consistency and spelling and grammatical correctness of the document.

Final grade percentage: 15% for the training plan A with minimum grade 5
Final grade percentage: 15% for the training plan B with minimum grade 5

Resources, bibliography and additional documentation

Basic bibliography

- Emerging Technologies in Wireless LANs: Theory, Design, and Deployment, Benny Bing, Cambridge
University Press, 2007
- 4G, LTE/LTE-Advanced for Mobile Broadband, Erik Dahlman, Stefan Parkvall, Johan Sköld, Academic
Press, 2011

Additional bibliography

- Wireless Communications, Andrea Goldsmith, Cambridge University Press, 2005

Other resources

- All the information, slides and working material will be available at the web page in Campus Extens.
- Scholar and IEEEexplore.