440-4126/01 – Mobile Networks (MoSi)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of TelecommunicationsCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Libor Michalek, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Libor Michalek, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MIC26 Ing. Libor Michalek, Ph.D.
SEB74 Ing. Roman Šebesta, Ph.D.
SEB74 Ing. Roman Šebesta, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 6+12

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Understand the structure, concept, and function of a mobile radio network. Learning outcomes are set so that students can identify, apply, and solve problems in the field of mobile radio networks.

Teaching methods

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Students will be acquainted with the structure and principle of mobile radio networks 2nd - 5th generation. Attention will be paid to both voice and data communication, and we will get acquainted with development trends in the field.

Compulsory literature:

[1]EBERSPÄCHER, J. GSM: architecture, protocols and services. 3rd ed., English lang. ed. Chichester, U.K.: Wiley, c2009, ix, 326 p. ISBN 04-700-3070-4. [2]RICHARDSON, Andrew. WCDMA Design Handbook. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. ISBN 9780521828154. AHMADI, Sassan.[i] LTE-Advanced: A Practical Systems Approach to Understanding 3GPP LTE Releases 10 and 11 Radio Access Technologies.[/i] Academic Press, 2013. ISBN 9780124051782. AHMADI, Sassan. [i]5G NR: Architecture, Technology, Implementation, and Operation of 3GPP New Radio Standards.[/i] Academic Press, 2019. ISBN 9780128134023.

Recommended literature:

[1] HOLMA, Harri a Antti TOSKALA.WCDMA for UMTS: HSPA Evolution and LTE.5. John Wiley, 2010. ISBN 9781119991908.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Credit conditions: It is necessary to obtain at least 22 points by the end of the semester. 1 test - a total of 14 points 8 laboratory excercises - a total of 30 points Written and oral exam



Other requirements

Conditions of credit: Student have to acquire to the end of the semester at least 22 points. 1 test - a total of 14 points 8 experiments in laboratory - a total of 30 points


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: 1. Introduction to mobile radio networks, propagation of radio waves in mobile networks. 2. Mobile systems 1st generation - NMT, mobile system 2nd generation - GSM system (architecture, physical layer, burst, power-time template, time and frequency synchronization, measurement report). 3. GSM system (signal processing, information security, authentication, localization in GSM, data transmissions CSD, HSCSD, GPRS, EDGE). 4. 3rd generation mobile systems - UMTS system (architecture, physical layer, the concept of CHIP channelization and scrambling code, macrodiversity). 5. UMTS system (radio channel measurement, Ec / Io calculation, RSCP, handover). 6. UMTS system (HSPA, HSPA +, HARQ technique, CQI, multi carrier). 7. 4th generation mobile systems - LTE system (architecture, physical layer eUTRAN, OFDM, SC-FDMA). 8. LTE system (fast scheduling, cyclic prefix, radio channel properties, RSRP calculation, RSRQ, synchronization). 9. LTE system (protocol architecture, channel mapping, LTE Advanced Rel. 14, MIMO, Carrier Aggregation, VoLTE). 10. 5th generation mobile systems - 5G system (SBA, NSA, SA architecture, network slicing, differences from LTE). 11. System 5G - physical layer NR (frequency bands FR1-FR2, mapping, scalable OFDM, CORESET, Massive MIMO). 12. 5G system (protocol architecture, non-roaming and home-routed architecture, VoNR, VoWiFi), new trends in mobile networks (open solution using openRAN, openAirInterface, OpenStack), 6G. 13. Construction of a base station for mobile systems (used technologies, antenna system, legislation, hygienic limits, optimization). 14. Excursion to the base station of the mobile operator. Exercises: 1. Content of exercises, acquaintance with laboratory equipment, point evaluation, safety training. 2. Basics of radio networks, design of microwave link for base station of mobile system. 3. Introduction and introduction of laboratory measurements No.1 to No.8. 4. Laboratory task No.1 - Measurement of power level on the radio part of the base station. 5. Laboratory task No.2 - Analysis of signaling in GSM using the R&S TS5X-K1 tool. 6. Laboratory task No.3 - Localization in mobile networks. 7. Laboratory task No.4 - Analysis of CS connection of GSM technology using R&S CMU-200 analyzer. 8. Laboratory task No.5 - Measurement of radio channel parameters of UMTS and LTE technology using a measuring phone with TEMS Pocket application. 9. Laboratory task No.6 - Analysis of the 5G NR radio interface using the Keysight Nemo Outdoor 5G tool. 10. Laboratory task No.7 - Analysis of the physical layer in GSM using the spectrum analyzer R&S FSP-3. 11. Laboratory task No.8 - Analysis of the physical layer of mobile communication systems using the R&S FSH-8 analyzer. 12. Test. 13. Introduction to the campus mobile network, calculation of hygienic limits, coverage design. 14. Credit, substitute exercise.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2021/2022 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 44 (44) 22
                Laboratorní práce Laboratory work 30  0
                Test Written test 14  0
        Examination Examination 56 (56) 25 3
                Písemná zkouška Written examination 50  24
                Ústní zkouška Oral examination 6  1
Mandatory attendence participation: Compulsory 80% participation in exercises.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Completion of all mandatory tasks within individually agreed deadlines.

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (N0714A060020) Communication and Information Technology KIT P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N0714A060020) Communication and Information Technology KIT K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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