Wireless Telecommunications Course: Cellular to LTE, WiFi and Satellite
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Online Course L2106: Wireless Telecommunications
10 interactive multipart lessons, multiple-choice exam and certificate. Produced 2012.
Mobility • Cellular Networks • GSM and TDMA • UMTS and 1X CDMA • LTE • WiFi • Satellite
Wireless Telecommunications is a comprehensive course on wireless, mobile telecommunications plus wireless LANs and satellites.
You’ll gain a solid understanding of the key principles of wireless and mobile networks:
• Coverage, capacity and mobility
• Why cellular radio systems are used
• Mobile network components and operation
• Registration and handoffs
• Digital radio
• Data over cellular
• Cellular technologies and generations:
– 1G analog FDM
– 2G GSM and IS-136 TDMA
– 3G UMTS and 1X CDMA
– 4G LTE OFDM
Plus, you’ll receive an overview of the radio frequencies and standards for wireless LANs and an overview of satellite communications.
The objective of this course is to develop a solid understanding of mobile communications networks and technologies.
We’ll cut through the jargon to demystify wireless, explaining the jargon and buzzwords, the network, technologies, the underlying ideas, and how it all works together… in plain English.
1. Introduction (watch now)
Course introduction and overview. Basic radio principles, analog and digital over radio.
2. Mobile Network Components, Jargon and Basic Operation
Handset, base station, airlink, handoffs, connection to wireline systems
3. Cellular Principles and AMPS (1G)
Coverage, capacity and cellular radio systems, mobility, spectrum, FDM spectrum sharing
4. 2G: Digital Radio – Voice Communications
Components and operation of a digital radio: microphone, codec, RF modem, antenna
5. Digital Cellular: Data Communications
Using only the RF modem and antenna of the cellphone as a “tethered” modem for another device
6. Spectrum-Sharing Technologies: FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, OFDM
Sorting out the generations and standards; GSM and IS-136 TDMA vs. CDMA and OFDM
7. 3G Cellular: CDMA (watch now)
Basic ideas behind CDMA and its operation; 1X vs. UMTS standards
8. 4G Mobile Cellular: LTE
Steve Jobs ends the standards wars; OFDM basic principles of operation
9. 802.11 Wireless LANs – WiFi
Basic principles of operation, 802.11 standards, frequency bands and limitations
10. Communication Satellites
Basic principles of operation, geosynchronous and LEO
11. Multiple-Choice Exam
Course Objectives: What You Will Learn
The objective of this course is to develop a solid understanding of mobile cellular communications networks and technologies. After taking this course, you will be up to speed on the fundamental principles of cellular radio networks, components and operation, digital radio, spectrum-sharing technologies and the four generations of mobile cellular technology. An additional objective is a basic understanding of WiFi and satellites.
In particular, on completion of this course, you will be able to explain:
• The principal components of a mobile communication system
• Coverage, capacity and mobility
• The reason for and basic layout of a cellular radio system
• Basic operation of a mobile network including registration and handoffs
• How digital cellular is implemented
• How digital cellular can be used for data communications, either as a tethered modem or using the phone as a data terminal
• The principles and operation of the different spectrum-sharing technologies: first-generation FDMA, second-generation GSM and TDMA, third-generation UMTS and 1X CDMA and fourth-generation LTE and its OFDM
• The different radio bands and standards for 802.11 wireless LANs
• The two main types of communication satellites and their advantages and disadvantages.