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TCOM 606: Advanced Mobile Communications Systems

Course Information from University Catalog

Not Repeatable

Introduction to post-second generation cellular systems; benefits and features of third-generation (3G) systems and personal communications services (PCS); review of air interface standards and transmission technologies for mobile and quasi-stationary wireless systems, including cellular networks, satellite networks, indoor systems (Wi-Fi, Personal Local Area Networks, Orthogonal Frequency Multiplexing, Ultra Wide Band technologies); review of network control strategies; investigation of user authentication, privacy, and data and voice encryption aspects. Evolving technology, analysis of competing multiple access methods, transition plans, and backward compatibility between 2G, 21/2 G, 3G, and future systems, with possible fallback plans.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Credits: 3


TCOM 552