Mobile Radio Networks
1.1 Multiple access techniques for radio systems with central channel.
1.2 Cellular coverage
1.3 Frequency reuse
1.4 Network architecture and functional elements
1.5 Mobility management: cell selection, location management, and handover.
2 Capacity and radio planning
2.1 Mathematical models and algorithms for coverage optimization.
2.2 Mathematical models and algorithms for static frequency assignment.
2.3 Dynamic channel allocation techniques.
3 Performance analysis
3.1 Models for the capacity of CDMA systems
3.2 Teletraffic models for the performance evaluation at session level.
3.3 Models for the dimensioning of cells and location areas.
4 The GSM system
4.1 Architectures and interfaces
4.2 Physical and logical channels
4.3 Transport in the fixed network
4.4 Mobility management mechanisms: location management and handover
4.5 Architecture of the signaling network, signaling protocols, network databases, call management procedures, mobility management procedures.
4.6 GPRS: radio interface, medium access control (MAC), IP support network, interconnection nodes, mobility management, protocol architecture, interconnection scenarios with public and private IP networks.
5 The UMTS system
5.1 Radio Access
5.2 Spreading and coding
5.3 Transport and signaling channels
5.4 Power control
5.5 Radio resource management
5.6 Packet data services
6 The LTE system
6.1 System architecture
6.2 Radio Interface
6.3 Core Network
The final exam is written and oral. Optional project activity is also evaluated for the exam.