EE 224B. Fundamentals of Wireless Communication

Catalog Description: Introduction of the fundamentals of wireless communication. Modeling of the wireless multipath fading channel and its basic physical parameters. Coherent and noncoherent reception. Diversity techniques over time, frequency, and space. Spread spectrum communication. Multiple access and interference management in wireless networks. Frequency re-use, sectorization. Multiple access techniques: TDMA, CDMA, OFDM. Capacity of wireless channels. Opportunistic communication. Multiple antenna systems: spatial multiplexing, space-time codes. Examples from existing wireless standards.

Units: 3

Prerequisites: EL ENG 121 and EL ENG 226A.

Spring: 3 hours of lecture per week
Fall: 3 hours of lecture per week

Grading basis: letter

Final exam status: No final exam

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