Mobile Communications: Technology and QoS

Spring Semester (Frühjahrssemester)

Dr. Marc Kuhn

Thursday 08.00 - 12.00;  LFW C 4

A few selected overview slides per chapter

Introduction to mobile wireless communications, including characteristics of the wireless channel, PHY layer technologies (for example MIMO, OFDM, etc.) and MAC layer schemes; comparison of different cellular standards; definition of QoS and support of QoS in wireless networks; understanding QoS measurements, their evaluation and benchmarking in cellular networks.


Based on an introduction to wireless communications, the lecture course covers: cellular systems, PHY technologies ( for example MIMO, OFDM etc.), MAC schemes (e.g., in detail the IEEE 802.11 MAC), mechanisms supporting QoS in wireless networks, QoS measurements and evaluation, benchmarking.

  • Introduction
  • Wireless channel, propagation of electromagnetic waves, antenna structures
  • Mobile communication, modulation techniques, OFDM, MIMO
  • Wireless networks (cellular networks, access networks)
  • Wireless standards (e.g. UMTS, LTE, LTE Advanced, IEEE 802.11n)
  • Services in wireless networks
  • Quality of service (QoS) in wireless networks (definitions, Key Performance Indicators)
  • QoS measurements (e.g. voice quality, coverage, delay) and their statistical evaluation
  • Benchmarking (methodology, statistical methods and models)