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EECE 640L – Wireless Communications Laboratory

Catalog description: A laboratory course that covers the following topics: basics of radio network planning and optimization, radio network planning for the GSM cellular system, radio network planning for the UMTS cellular system, GSMUMTS co-existence and co-citing, radio network planning for the WiMAX broadband system, indoor GSM drive testing measurements and analysis, outdoor GSM drive testing measurements and analysis, UMTS drive testing measurements and analysis, and measurement-based wireless channel modeling. Credit hours: 1 credit Required or elective: Elective for ECE and CCE students Prerequisites: By course: EECE 640, By topic: Fundamentals of wireless communications. Textbook(s) and/or required materials: None. References: − Jukka Lempiainen and Matti Manninen, UMTS Radio Network Planning, Optimization and QoS Management, 2003. − Ajay R. Mishra, Fundamentals of Cellular Network Planning and Optimization: 2G/2.5G/3G... Evolution to 4G, 2004. − Jaana Laiho, Achim Wacker, and Tomas Novosad, Radio Network Planning and Optimization for UMTS, 2nd edition, 2005. Computer usage: Specialized telecommunications software tools Course Objectives The objective of the wireless communications lab course is to introduce ECE students to the field of radio network planning and optimization. It would give them hands-on experience through a set of experiments using state-ofthe-art radio network planning tools and drive testing equipment and software. It would also give them an understanding of practical wireless communication systems such as GSM/GPRS/EDGE, UMTS, and WiMAX. The lab consists of ten experiments and each experiment consists of pre-lab preparation, lab exercises, and a postlab report. Course Topics No. Lab experiments 1 Link Budget Analysis and Network Dimensioning: Part I 2 Link Budget Analysis and Network Dimensioning: Part II 3 GSM Radio Network Planning: Part I 4 GSM Radio Network Planning: Part II 5 UMTS Radio Network Planning 6 Radio Network Planning for a 2G/3G Seamless Network 7 WiMAX Radio Network Planning: Part I 8 WiMAX Radio Network Planning: Part II 9 GSM Drive Testing 10 UMTS Drive Testing

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b. o j. b. o j. o a. o j. M: Medium correlation. b. students should be able to: Understand the basic principles of radio network planning and optimization Understand the basic design and operation of the following wireless technologies: GSM. o a. o a.Course Learning Outcomes At the end of the course. Final exam 3. k. o a. k. c. o a. b. Participation and field visits Professional component Engineering topics: General education: Mathematics and basic sciences: 65% 25% 10% 100% 0% 0% Person(s) who prepared this description and date of preparation Zaher Dawy in January 2007 Date of last revision April 2009 . e c. and WiMAX Perform link budget analysis and network dimensioning for GSM and WCDMA cellular networks Use professional radio network planning tools such as TEMS CellPlanner (GSM. k. Three hours of lab work per week Evaluation methods 1. b. o a. k. b. Lab reports 2. o a. WCDMA. o c c. WCDMA) and ATDI (WiMAX) Perform radio network planning and capacity/coverage analysis for GSM networks Perform radio network planning and capacity/coverage analysis for WCDMA networks Understand the importance and basics of GSM/UMTS co-siting and co-existence Perform radio network planning and capacity/coverage analysis for GSM/UMTS seamless networks with co-siting Perform radio network planning and capacity/coverage analysis for WiMAX networks Understand the importance of drive testing for network optimization Analyze real GSM drive testing log files Analyze real UMTS drive testing log files * H: High correlation. b. e h e c. k. k. o j. L: Low correlation Correlates to program outcomes* H M L a. e Class/laboratory schedule: One 60-minute overview lecture per week. k. k.