Course title
Mobile Communication System

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Course content
Coding/decoding schemes, error control schemes, modulation/demodulation schemes, multiple access schemes, propagation, antennas, anti-fading schemes, OFDM transmission schemes for mobile communication systems are discussed. In addition, advanced mobile communication systems (PDC, W-CDMA, HSPA, LTE, LTE-Advanced and 5G), wireless broadband systems (WiMAX), wireless LAN (802.11) and the other ubiquitous systems are introduced.
Purpose of class
The main purpose of this class is to understand advanced mobile communication systems including basic technologies and integrated system and services. Also, MATLAB simulation is employed as practice to analyze the performance of mobile communication systems to acquire skills for this fields.
Goals and objectives
  1. The students who succeeded in this course will be able to understand and explain about basic mobile communications technologies for instance, coding/decoding, modulation/demodulation and so on.
  2. They also will be able to understand and explain about the advanced technologies for mobile communication systems for instance, multiple access, antena and propagation antifading technologies and so on.
  3. They also will be able to understand and explain about the advanced mobile communication services and future wireless systems.
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Overview
-Recent mobile communication service and trend of technologies
-Introduction of MATLAB simulation
Preparation for mobile communication service and technologies 40minutes
Review of mobile communication service and technologies 60minutes
Preparation for MATLAB simulation 120minutes
2. Mobile communications technologies (1)
-Coding and decoding schemes
-Exercise 1:
Digital data generation
Preparation for coding and decoding schemes 60minutes
Review of coding and decoding schemes 60minutes
Exercise 1: MATLAB simulation of digital data generation 120minutes
3. Mobile communications technologies (2)
-Error control schemes
-Exercise 2:
Convolutional encoding and Viterbi decoding
Preparation for error control schemes 60minutes
Review of error control schemes 60minutes
Exercise 2: MATLAB simulation of convolutional encoding and Viterbi decoding 120minutes
4. Mobile communications technologies (3)
-Modulation schemes
-Demodulation schemes
-Exercise 3:
QPSK modulation and demodulation
Preparation for modulation and demodulation schemes 60minutes
Review of modulation and demodulation schemes 60minutes
Exercise 3: MATLAB simulation of QPSK modulation and demodulation 120minutes
5. Mobile communications technologies (4)
-Multiple access schemes
-Spread spectrum transmission schemes
-CDMA schemes
Preparation for multiple access schemes 60minutes
Review of multiple access schemes 60minutes
6. Mobile communications technologies (5)
-Link budget
Preparation for propagation, link budget and fading 60minutes
Review of propagation, link budget and fading 60minutes
7. Mobile communications technologies (6)
-Antenna technologies (AAA and MIMO)
-Anti-fading schemes (Diversity schemes)
Preparation for antenna technologies (Diversity, AAA and MIMO) 60minutes
Review of antenna technologies (Diversity, AAA and MIMO) 60minutes
8. Mobile communications technologies (7)
-OFDM, OFDMA schemes
-Exercise 4:
QPSK-OFDM transmission
Preparation for OFDM, OFDMA schemes 60minutes
Review of OFDM, OFDMA schemes 60minutes
Exercise 4: MATLAB simulation of QPSK-OFDM transmission 120minutes
9. Advanced mobile communication systems (1)
-PDC and PHS
Preparation for digital mobile communication systems 60minutes
Review of digital mobile communication systems 60minutes
10. Advanced mobile communication systems (2)
-LTE, LTE-Advanced, 5G
-Exercise 5:
M-ary QAM-OFDM transmission
Preparation for advanced digital mobile communication systems 60minutes
Review of advanced digital mobile communication systems 60minutes
Exercise 5: MATLAB simulation of M-ary QAM-OFDM transmission 120minutes
11. Advanced mobile communication systems (3)
-Wireless LAN
Preparation for wireless LAN 60minutes
Investigation about IEEE802.11 60minutes
Review of wireless LAN systems 60minutes
12. Advanced mobile communication systems (4)
-Wireless broadband systems (WiMAX,
Preparation for wireless broadband systems 60minutes
Investigation about IEEE802.16 60minutes
Review of wireless PAN 60minutes
13. Advanced mobile communication systems (5)
-Wireless PAN, NFC, LPWA
Preparation for wireless PAN 60minutes
Investigation about IEEE802.15 and LPWA 60minutes
Review of wireless ubiqitous systems 60minutes
14. Term-end examination and explanations Review what learned from class No.1 to No.13 180minutes
Review of the examination 40minutes
Total. - - 2660minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Exercise reports Term-end examination Total.
1. 20% 20% 40%
2. 20% 10% 30%
3. 10% 20% 30%
Total. 50% 50% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Term-end examination 50% (50 points) and Reports 50% (50 points),
minimum passing grade is 60% of total evaluation points.
Sufficient comprehension of objectives takes 60% of the term-end examination,
it is 30points of total 50 points at the term-end examination.
With complete submission of reports (50 points) and
30 points of total 50 points at the term-end examination,
the total evaluation points is 80 points (80%).
Textbooks and reference materials
Text for the class
Text documents can be download from the Sharefolder of the cource.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Office hours: Tuesday 12:30-13:10
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
More than one class is interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Applicable Utilizing the experience in research and development of mobile communications and wireless LANsystems, basic technologies, systems and services of mobile communications are explained.
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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