- LO-1. To identify the constituent parts of a wireless digital wireless communications system
- LO-2. To calculate pathloss and outage due to shadow fading in wireless communications systems.
- LO-3. To use narrowband and wideband statistical fading models in the evaluation of the performance of wireless communications systems.
- LO-4. To use Shannon’s channel capacity theory to calculate optimum transmission rates in narrowband and wideband wireless channels.
- LO-5. To use Shannon’s channel capacity theory to calculate the key design parameters of multicarrier modulation schemes for wideband wireless communications systems.
- LO-6. To explain how OFDM is used in major standards such as WiFi, LTE and 5GNR.
Recommended Course Text
- Wireless Communications, Andrea Goldsmith, Cambridge University Press 2005, ISBN-13 978-0-521-83716-3
- See MSc Students’ Handbook or contact MScSupport@Sheffield.ac.uk
- Threshold Assessment:
1st 50 % of marks (2 hr, 30 questions, 2 attempts, test in May/June, must pass to progress)
- Graded Assessment:
2nd 50 % of marks (determines grade, 1 attempt, test in May/June)
- Lecture material is made available on Blackboard as it becomes scheduled.
- Also, a weekly study plan is provided on Blackboard
- Lecture – once per week to support understanding of the online videos (e.g. review and examples)
- Tutorial – once per week to support understanding of the course material (e.g. modelling wideband wireless communications systems and further examples)
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