Introduction to current wireless network technologies and standards. The radio spectrum and radio wave propagation models (pathloss, fading, and multipath). Modulation, diversity, and multiple access techniques. Wireless network planning and operation. Current and emerging wireless technologies (satellite systems, vehicular/sensor networks).
- To learn fundamental principles of wireless communication networks
- To gain factual knowledge about wireless communication networks (terminology, classifications, and methods specific to wireless communications)
- To understand the impact of wireless network technologies on individuals and society