Mobile Communications: 5G and Internet of Things

Spring Semester (Frühjahrssemester) (Redesigned course, new content for spring 2020!)

Dr. Marc Kuhn

Thursday 08.00 - 12.00;  LFW C 4

By the end of this course, students will be able to


Present and future (5G and cellular IoT) of mobile communication systems. The lecture course covers design, analysis and applications of current and upcoming mobile communication systems. Important topics include: mobile wireless channels, PHY technologies, cellular networks, Internet-of-Things, autonomous driving, QoS measurements and evaluation, benchmarking.

The 4G and 5G mobile communication networks are key enablers for digitalization in general and, particularly, for applications in the areas of IoT and autonomous systems (e.g. autonomous driving). We start with an analysis of the physical (PHY) layer of current and future wireless communication systems, and compare different PHY implementations in 4G, 5G and WiFi 6. Based on these considerations we study applications of wireless technologies in the area of the Internet of Things (IoT) and autonomous systems and identify the potential as well as the challenges.
  • Introduction
  • The mobile wireless channel, propagation of electromagnetic waves
  • Mobile communication, modulation techniques, OFDM, MIMO
  • Wireless networks and wireless standards (WiFi 6 and 3G, 4G, 5G)
  • Applications: IoT, autonomous driving etc.
  • 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)

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