The course introduces underlying principles of wireless communications and practical systems. Topics: Science and technology including radio signal propagation, interference-limited communications, multiple access, radio resources management and mobility management. Building blocks of wireless networks. Essential functions of cellular telephone systems and wireless local area networks. Details of the most important technologies including GSM, CDMA, wideband CDMA and WiFi (IEEE802.11).
Prerequisite: EE 3404 or equivalent.