Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)

Higher education credits: 9. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Compulsory for: MWIR1. Optional for: C4, C4ks, C4sd, D4, D4ks, E3, E3ks. Course coordinator: Professor Ulf Körner,, Inst för elektro- och informationsteknik. Prerequisites: Basic knowledge in communication systems corresponding to ETS052 Computer Communication or ETS150 Data Communication. Assessment: The course assessment is divided in three sections, a written exam, a project assignment and a deep study report. For a passing grade on the course the students must pass all of the three course sections. The grade of the course is the same as the grade of the written exam. Parts: 3. Home page:

The course objectives are:

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The course will give a deep understanding of principles and technologies that are the foundation of communication systems, especially mobile communication systems. The course covers both systems for mobile telephony and systems for wireless data communication, and will give an understanding of how these systems integrate more and more, advantages and disadvantages as well as problems and their solutions in connection with this integration.

The course is divided into three sections:

More in detail the course will cover the following subjects:

Schiller, J. Mobile Communications, 2nd edition. Addison-Wesley 2003. ISBN: 0-321-12381-6.
Bettstetter, C et al. GSM Phase 2+ General Packet Radio Service GPRS: Architecture, Protocols, and Air Interface. URL 1999.
Additional material provided by department.


Code: 0108. Name: Examination.
Higher education credits: 3,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam. Contents: Written exam.

Code: 0208. Name: Project.
Higher education credits: 3,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Accepted project. Contents: Implementing services in mobile terminals.

Code: 0308. Name: Focused Studies.
Higher education credits: 2. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written and oral report. Contents: Written and oral report on a phenomenon or occurrence within the course field.