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ECE 433. Wireless Communications

Credits: 3
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Description: Wireless communication systems, cellular communication concepts, signal propagation through wireless channels, modulation techniques, effects of slow fading on a digital communication system diversity techniues for fading channels, multiple access techniques for wireless standards. Experiments and projects. Additional projects required for graduate credit.
Prerequisites: ECE 301 and ECE 314
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Analyze the cellular communication concepts.
2. Explain the significance that specific layers the TCP/IP protocol and OSI model have in wireless communications.
3. Identify the different types of wireless communications protocols contained in WLAN standard.
4. Identify the most critical antenna design parameters and understand their impact in wireless communications.
5. Analyze multiple access technologies: CDMA, FDMA, and TDMA.
6. Implement spread spectrum, error control encoders and decoders in a designed hardware system.
7. Design a wireless communication with a simple protocol.

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