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Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Fall Syllabus 2015

This syllabus below contains the daily schedule for each class. You can expect updates to this syllabus throughout the semester. This is your go to document to ensure that you have the most up to date information on what is expected to be covered each class.

EE433 -- Wireless and Cellular Communications I

Week

Lesson

Date

Day

TOPIC

Reading

Homework

Solutions

Remarks

1 1 8/24/2015 M

Course Intro

EE354 Topic Review

 

Classes Begin

PPT Handouts

2

8/25/2015 T

Gain, dB, Noise

Gain, dB, Noise Exercises

6.1-6.3 Handout: Gain/dB Quick Reference

3

8/26/2015 W

Modulation & Multiple Access

TDMA / FDMA / CDMA

9.1-9.4

4

8/28/2015 F Fundamentals of CDMA 9.1-9.4
2

5

8/31/2015 M

Foundations of the US Cellular System

1.0-1.4

6

7

9/1/2015 T

Cell Planning & Frequency Reuse

Interference and System Capacity

3.1-3.2

3.3-3.5

8 9/2/2015 W Trunking for Voice 3.5
9 9/4/2015 F Trunking for Texting 3.6

HW:  1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.15 and 1.16

Supplemental

HW Solutions
3 9/7/2015 M Labor Day (No Classes)
10 9/8/2015 T Queuing Theory for Data Supplemental

Monday Schedule

Dr. Anderson at VT

11 9/9/2015 W Trunking and GoS: What can go wrong 3.5-3.6

erlangb

erlangb inverse

erlangc

erlangc inverse

12 9/11/2015 F Coverage and Capacity in Cellular Systems 3.7-3.8

HW:  3.10, 3.11, 3.15

Supplemental

HW Solutions
4 13 9/14/2015 M

Intro to Radiowave Propagation

Free-Space Propagation

4.1

Lab

9/15/2015 T

Trunking Simulation Exercise

Trunking Exercise

simulate_erlang_b.m

14

9/16/2015 W

Relating Power and E-Field

The Three Propagation Methods

4.3-4.4
9/18/2015 F Review for Exam #1

 

HW:  1.9, 4.1, 4.2, 4.4

For 4.4: Use Antenna Gain = 10 dB

Solutions
5 9/21/2015 M Exam #1 Dr. Anderson at TTCI
9/22/2015 T TBD Dr. Anderson at TTCI
9/23/2015 W

Reflection and the Two-Ray Model

Part 1:  Geometric Look

4.5-4.6 Dr. Anderson at TTCI
9/252015 F

Reflection and the Two-Ray Model

Part 2:  Electromagnetic Look

4.5-4.6 Dr. Anderson at TTCI
6 9/28/2015 M Diffraction (Knife-Edge)

4.7

Academic Reserve Week

Dr. Anderson at TTCI

9/29/2015 T Free-Space & Two-Ray Propagation Exercise   Dr. Anderson at TTCI
9/30/2015 W Scattering, Shadowing, and Log-Distance Propagation 4.8-4.9 Dr. Anderson at TTCI
10/2/2015 F

Propagation Problem Solving

Guest Speaker

Suart Card

Critical Technologies

  HW:  Supplemental
7 10/5/2015 M Log-Distance Propagation
10/6/2015 T

Free-Space & Two-Ray Propagation Exercise

Long-Distance Propagation Exercise

  findpathloss.m
10/7/2015 W

System Planning and Link Budgets

4.9
10/9/2015 F

Indoor Propagation Models:

Partition Based Path Loss

COST-231 Multi Wall and Floor

4.11-4.14 HW: 4.14, 4.19, 4.20, 4.23, 4.29 Solutions
8 10/12/2015 M Columbus Day  No Class
10/13/2015 T

Indoor Propagation and Link Budget Exercise

 
10/14/2015 W

Other Outdoor Models:

Hata and Hata-Like Models

 4.10
10/16/2015 F

Link Budget Exercises

 
9 10/19/2015 M Introduction to Small Scale Fading  5.1-5.2 HW: Supplemental Solutions
10/20/2015 T

Cell Tower / MTSO Tour

Meet 0815 @ Maury Hall

10/21/2015 W Review for Exam #2  
10/23/2015 F Exam #2    
10 10/26/2015 M Small Scale Fading: Time Based Parameters 5.4-5.5
10/27/2015 T Fading Exercise -- Collecting Data
10/28/2015 W Small Scale Fading: Frequency Based Parameters 5.4-5.5
10/30/2015 F Small Scale Fading: Frequency Based Parameters 5.4-5.5  
11 11/2/2015 M Rayleigh and Rician PDF

Supplemental #1

Supplemental #2

5.6

HW:  5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.28a-d, 5.30 Solutions

Academic Reserve Week

 

11/3/2015 T

Guest Speaker

Michael Marcus

Marcus Spectrum Solutions

Read Ahead #1

Read Ahead #2

 
11/4/2015 W

Rayleigh Fading and Channel Statistics

Rician Fading and Channel Statistics

5.6
  11/6/2015 F

Performance in Fading Channels

12 11/9/2015 M Introduction to Equalization and Diversity

7.1-7.2, 7.10

11/10/2015 T Project Time  
11/11/2015 W Veteran's Day No Class
11/13/2015 F Time Diversity -- Rake Receiver HW:  5.1, 5.9, 5.15, 5.29 Solutions
13 11/16/2015 M Antenna Diversity -- Switched / MIMO Dr. Anderson at Purdue
11/17/2015 T Project Time Dr. Anderson at Purdue
11/18/2015 W Performance of Diversity Systems Dr. Anderson at Purdue
11/20/2015 F Review for Exam #3 HW: Supplemental Solutions
14 11/23/2015 M Exam #3
11/24/2015 T Project Time
11/25/2015 W Project Time
11/26/2015 R Thanksgiving Holiday No Class
11/27/2015 F Black Friday No Class
11/30/2015 M Project Time
12/1/2015 T Project Time
12/2/2015 W Project Time
12/4/2015 F Project Time
16   12/7/2015 M Project Time
  12/8/2015 T Project Time
12/9/2015 W Project Time
12/10/2015 R N/A Fall Term Ends
12/11/2015 F Review and Study Day
17 TBD

FINAL EXAM

MON 21 DEC 0755

Written Report & Oral Presentation

Report Format

Presentation Instructions

Peer Evaluation Sheet

Example Report

Example Report

Example Report