PHYSICAL LAYER MODELS AND TECHNIQUES FOR SOFTWARE RADIO

PHYSICAL LAYER MODELS AND TECHNIQUES FOR SOFTWARE RADIO

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Code
90139
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
5 credits during the 1st year of 10378 INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA ENGINEERING (LM-27) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-INF/03
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA ENGINEERING)
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Physically grounded channel modeling techniques for mobile communications.Effects of Hertzian channels on transmitted radio signals by using  deterministic and probabilistic models for single and multi-user mobile systems. Main modulation techniques for mobile comms. including CDMA and OFDM. Radio systems simulation models, including digital receiver structure and techniques. Software Defined and Cognitive Radio and seminars on advanced spectrum sensing in SDR. 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Mathematical models for radio transmission: (20) Radio Channel models; Free space model; Probabilistic rain model; Multipath time-variant general statistical model (Time variant pulse response, First order channel models (Fading (Rayleigh, Rice, Nagakami)); Second order models. Radio transmission system models: Frequency selectivity and temporal fading; Slow and fast fading; Diversity transmission (frequency, time, space); Wideband transmissions as frequency selective channels; Channel models and rake receivers. Wideband Digital radio transmission: systems and techniques (20): Multiple Access techniques overview; Wideband modulations: Spread Spectrum: General concepts, Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum and CDMA, Orthogonal Frequency Division Modulation (OFDM) Software and Cognitive Radio (10) : Software radio architectures;. from software to cognitive radio

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

 To acquire knowledge on methods and techniques related to: 

 Mathematical models for radio transmission:

Basic Radio Channel models; Free space model; Probabilistic rain model;

Multipath time-variant general statistical model  (Time variant pulse response, First order channel models (Fading (Rayleigh, Rice, Nagakami)); Second order models. Radio transmission system models: Frequency selectivity and temporal fading; Slow and fast fading; Diversity transmission (frequency, time, space); Wideband transmissions as frequency selective channels; Channel models and rake receivers.

Wideband Digital radio transmission: systems and techniques 

Multiple Access techniques overview; Wideband modulations: Spread Spectrum: General concepts,

Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum and CDMA,

Orthogonal Frequency Division Modulation (OFDM) Software and Cognitive Radio 

Software radio architectures;. from software to cognitive radio 

To acquire capabilities of programming by means of labs using matlab and wireless sw development tools

Teaching methods

Oral lessons  will be used to provide basic contents. Capabilities development will be xploited through a set of laboratory exercises during the course, where some of the concepts introduced during the lessons will be presented and developed with students in simulated Matlab and GNU environment. .  

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Knowledge and understanding:

  • Mathematical  models  for radio transmission: (20)
    • Radio Channel models
      • Free space model;
      • Probabilistic rain model;
      • Multipath time-variant  general statistical model
        • Time variant pulse response
        • First order channel characterization
          • Fading models (Rayleigh, Rice, Nagakami)
        • Second order characterization
          • Multipath intensity profile and Bandwidth Coherence function
          • Doppler Power spectrum and time coherence
          • Delay spread and Doppler Spread
          • Temporal coherence and frequency coherence bandwidth
        • Radio transmission system models
          • Frequency selectivity and temporal fading
          • Slow fading and fast fading
          • Narrowband transmission as non selective frequency channels
          • Diversity transmission (frequency, time, space)
          • Wideband transmission as frequency selective channels
          • Channel models and rake receivers for spread spectrum systems
  • Wideband Digital transmission:  systems and techniques (20)
    • Multiple Access techniques overview (2)
      • TDMA, FDMA principles, advantages/disadvantages
      • Code Division Multiple Access introduction and comparison
    • Wideband modulations (20)
      • Spread Spectrum: General concepts (2)
      • Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (8)
        • Transmission and receiver general scheme
        • Pseudo noise codes:
        • DS-SS Systems and CDMA
        • CDMA received signal properties
          • Multiuser interference and error probability
          • CDMA receivers
            • Optimal receiver
            • Viterbi receiver
            • Sub-optimal receivers
      • Orthogonal Frequency Division Modulation (OFDM) (6)
        • Multicarrier modulations principles
        • Transmission and receiver schemes
          • Analog schemes
          • Digital FFT based schemes
          • Modulation time
        • Modulated signal characteristics
        • Receiver characterisctics
      • OFDM-CDMA LTE waveforms (4)
        • Multicarrier CDMA.
        • Other schemes: MT CDMA
  • Software and Cognitive Radio (5)
    • Software Radio definition and history
    • Software radio architectures
    • From software to cognitive radio
      • Spectrum sensing
      • Aware adaptive and cognitive radio

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

G. L. Stuber, Principles of Mobile Communication, Kluwer Academic Publishers, New York, 1996

T. Rappaport, “Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition”, Prentice Hall, USA, 2001

J.G.Proakis, “Communication Systems Engineering, 2nd Edition”, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2001

Cognitive Radio, Software Defined Radio, and Adaptive Wireless Systems, Ed.,Hüseyin Arslan, Springer, Netherlands, 2007

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Students can ask appointments for clarifications, explanations on course subjects by sending e-mail at Carlo.Regazzoni@unige.it   

Exam Board

FABIO LAVAGETTO (President)

CARLO REGAZZONI (President)

LUCIO MARCENARO

MARIO MARCHESE

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Oral lessons  will be used to provide basic contents. Capabilities development will be xploited through a set of laboratory exercises during the course, where some of the concepts introduced during the lessons will be presented and developed with students in simulated Matlab and GNU environment. .  

LESSONS START

1st Semester 2016 September 19th 2016 

ORARI

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EXAMS

Exam description

The exam for this module is oral. 


Upon request, the oral exam can be divided in two parts: a written pre-assessment base on a set of questions to be answered in one hour followed by a oral discussion.

 

Official exam dates are provided by course calendar.   In addition, it is possible to schedule additional exams on per-appointment basis, depending on a number of interested students and professor's availability.

In both cases (official and unofficial exam dates), if you wish to attend an exam, please send an e-mail to: 
- Carlo.Regazzoni@unige.it

at least one week before the exam.

Assessment methods

Questions will be oriented to assess that the student has acquired basic concepts on pysical aspect of mobile radio channels  not

only as a listing of concepts and formulas, but also that he is capable  to apply such concepts to design simulators and basic signal processing 

projects of digital radio systems. 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
15/01/2020 10:30 GENOVA Orale Scritto e orale
15/01/2020 10:30 GENOVA Scritto Scritto e orale
29/01/2020 10:30 GENOVA Orale Scritto e orale
29/01/2020 10:30 GENOVA Scritto Scritto e orale
12/02/2020 10:30 GENOVA Orale Scritto e orale
12/02/2020 10:30 GENOVA Scritto Scritto e orale
10/06/2020 10:30 GENOVA Orale Scritto e orale
10/06/2020 10:30 GENOVA Scritto Scritto e orale
24/06/2020 10:30 GENOVA Orale Scritto e orale
24/06/2020 10:30 GENOVA Scritto Scritto e orale
15/07/2020 10:30 GENOVA Orale Scritto e orale
15/07/2020 10:30 GENOVA Scritto Scritto e orale
29/07/2020 10:30 GENOVA Orale Scritto e orale
29/07/2020 10:30 GENOVA Scritto Scritto e orale
26/08/2020 10:30 GENOVA Orale Scritto e orale
26/08/2020 10:30 GENOVA Scritto Scritto e orale
16/09/2020 10:30 GENOVA Orale Scritto e orale
16/09/2020 10:30 GENOVA Scritto Scritto e orale