Mobile Radio Networks 1+2 (MRN 1+2)
Feburary 23, 2023: Registration for the lectures MRN 1 and MRN 2 is now possible via LSF. Please note that separate registrations are required. All materials for the lectures and exercises will be made available in the Moodle workspaces during the semester. As far as the current situation allows, the teaching will take place in presence. Information about any changes will be passed via Moodle.
MRN 1 takes place in the first half of the lecture period and is superseded by MRN 2 thereafter. For more details visit LSF.
|Tue, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM|| |
|Wed, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM|
|Tue, 11:45 AM - 01:15 PM||C1-04-105||ETIT-407|
In all likelihood, the examinations will be oral. The dates will be set in consultation with the students during the semester.
A joint examination shall be held for students taking MRN 1+2.
The exam can be conducted in English or German, depending on the student's choice.
Contents and Competencies
- Market aspects and historical development
- System aspects (propagation, subscriber mobility, spectrum allocation, network planning)
- TDMA- und CDMA-based cellular networks (2G GSM, 3G UMTS)
- OFDMA-based cellular networks (4G LTE)
After successful completion of the module, students understand the system architectures, protocols, dimensioning and operation of mobile radio networks. Students are able to evaluate the possibilities and challenges of using wireless networks in different deployment environments and fields of application, and to make a technically sound selection. In this way, they acquire the competence to attend more advanced courses or to study more advanced topics for themselves.
- Local radio networks (e.g. WLAN/Wi-Fi)
- Wireless Internet of Things networks
- Advanced features of 4G and 5G networks
- Satellite and aerial wireless networks
- Future aspects of 5G-Advanced and 6G networks
Upon successful completion of the module, students understand advanced and upcoming mobile radio network concepts and terminology which enables them to characterize research-related challenges of integrating the considered features, assess the feasibility, and to develop design solutions according to design goals. Students further deepen their knowledge base on specific network designs for particular fields of application, and to make a technically sound selection.
Materials, Registration and Courses of Study
Accompanying materials (lecture slides, exercises and recordings) can be found in the Moodle workspaces.
The registration for the Moodle workspace is done via LSF.
Due to the system, the activation will take place with a few hours of delay. If it takes longer than 24 hours, please contact the lecture team via email.
This course caters to student of the following master study programs:
- Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (ET/IT),
- Industrial Engineering (WING),
- Automation and Robotics (A&R),
- Computer Science (INF) with application subject electrical engineering, and
- Applied Computer Science (INF) with application subject electrical engineering.
Walke, B.: Mobile Radio Networks, Wiley.
Rappaport, Theodore S. Wireless communications: principles and practice. Prentice Hall.
Dahlmann, E.; Parkvall, S.; Sköld, J.: 4G: LTE/LTE-Advanced for Mobile Broadband, Academic Press.
Liberg, Olof, et al. Cellular Internet of Things: From Massive Deployments to Critical 5G Applications. Academic Press.
- P. Marsch, A. Osseiran, J.F. Monserrat, 5G Mobile and Wireless Communications Technology, Cambridge University Press.
Module Adjustment as of 2022
Starting in summer term 2022 (SoSe22), the former lecture “Mobilfunknetze (MFN)” is discontinued. It is replaced by two English-taught lectures, i.e. MRN 1 and MRN 2, each corresponding to 5 CP. MRN 1 takes place in the first half of the lecture period, MRN 2 in the second half. There will be no overlap in time. Students are invited and encouraged to take both courses in the same term – there will just be a single exam for these students. The exam can be conducted in English or German, depending on the student's choice.