Course code 02 44 6129 00
Number of ECTS points 3
Course title in the language of instruction
Wireless Communication
Course title in Polish Wireless Communication (Łączność bezprzewodowa)
Course title in English
Wireless Communication
Language of instruction English
Form of classes
Lecture Tutorials Laboratory Project Seminar Other Total of teaching hours during semester
Contact hours 30 15 0 45
E-learning No No No No No No
Assessment criteria (weightage) 0.50 0.50 0.00
Unit running the course Instytut Elektroniki
Course coordinator dr inż. Piotr Korbel
Course instructors dr hab. inż. Sławomir Hausman, dr inż. Łukasz Januszkiewicz
Electromagnetism, Signals and Systems, Signal processing in communications
Course learning outcomes
  1. Calculate various parameters of a radiowave link
  2. Design an architecture of simple radiocommunication system
  3. Explain transmission techniques and call handling procedures applied in radiocommunication systems
  4. Cooperate within a work-team on solution of complex problems related to radiocommunication systems modelling
Programme learning outcomes
  1. Basic knowledge in the field of mathematics, physics and engineering and technical sciences; detailed knowldege in the field of electronics and telecommunications including selected issues from electrical engineering, automation and technical information technology.
  2. Ability to use one's knowledge from the area of ??electrical circuits, electronic circuits, basics of telecommunications systems, data transmission, signal processing, wired and wireless communication as well as non-technical aspects to design, build, commision and test a telecommunication system.
Programme content Analysis and modeling of radio wave propagation for wireless network design. Electromagnetic spectrum management. Application of decibels in radiocommunication calculations. Radio link budget. Architecture of radio communication systems. Construction and functions of transceivers. Parameters of antenna systems. Modulation and coding techniques. Examples of wireless communication systems.
Assessment methods
EK1 - written test, laboratory report
EK2 - written test, laboratory report
EK3 - written test, discussion
EK4 - observation, discussion

Grading policies Lecture: written test (50%) Laboratory: evaluation of the report (50%)
Course content LECTURE Introduction: the begining of radiocommunications, examples of radiocommunication systems. Propagation analysis: usage of decibels in radiocommunication engineering calculations: units, conversion formulas; frequency bands; relation between transmitted and received power in free space; antennas in radio communication systems: classifications and applications; antenna parameters: antenna gain and radiation pattern; physical phenomena involved in propagation of radiowaves: spreading, reflection from the surface of the earth, reflections from obstacles, diffraction on obstacles and the earth curvature, Fresnel's ellipsoids, tropospheric refraction, radio horizon, earth bulge, elementary model of space waves, fourth power rule, propagation beyond the horizon. Propagation modelling: general characteristics of propagation environment: rural, urban and indoor; classification of the models: empirical, half-empirical and theoretical models; overview of propagation models: ITU-R models, Okumura model, geometrical optics, unified theory of diffraction; computer aided propagation modelling tools, digital terrain maps. Radio link: transmitter, receiver and wireless part of the link; radio link budget; basic transmission and detection techniques; functional architecture of a radio transmitter and receiver; characteristics of basic analogue and digital modulation techniques; radio modem; source coding; channel coding; radio transceiver design and operation. Wireless communication systems and networks: medium access techniques; radio access systems; microwave line-of-sight radio links; cellular telephony systems: spatial frequency reuse, cell clusters; multimedia services: text, speech, image and video coding; the future of wireless communications. LABORATORY Realization of projects covering design issues of selected classes of radiocommunication systems: cellular mobile telephony systems, private mobile radio systems (PMR), microwave line-of-sight radio links. System design is based on computer aided prediction of electromagnetic field intensity with the use of digital terrain models.
Basic reference materials
  1. Notatki do wykładu (Lecture notes)
  2. Wesołowski K., Systemy radiokomunikacji ruchomej, WKiL, Warszawa, 2003
  3. Andreas F. Molisch , Wireless Communications 2nd Edition, Wiley-IEEE Press 2010
Other reference materials
  1. Kołakowski J., Cichocki J.: UMTS - System telefonii komórkowej trzeciej generacji, WKiL, Warszawa, 2007
  2. Gajewski P., Wszelak S.: Technologie bezprzewodowe sieci teleinformatycznych, WKiL, Warszawa, 2008
Average student workload outside classroom
Updated on 2019-09-06 11:45:13
Archival course yes/no no