454-0528/02 – Wireless Cell Networks (RBS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of TelecommunicationsCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Roman Šebesta, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Roman Šebesta, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2006/2007Year of cancellation2009/2010
Intended for the facultiesIntended for study types
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SEB74 Ing. Roman Šebesta, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 2+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Understand the structure, design and functions of the radio network. Learning outcomes are set so that the students are able to identify and apply tasks in the area of cellular networks.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


Students will be introduced into the structure and principle of mobile networks. Attention will be given into voice and data communication. Student will be familiarized with development trends in current area as well.

Compulsory literature:

Timo Halonen, Javier Romero and Juan Melero: GSM, GPRS and EDGE Performance: Evolution Towards 3G/UMTS, Chichester, Wiley, 2003 Jörg Eberspächer, Hans-Jörg Vögel and Christian Bettstetter: GSM switching, Services and Protocols, Chichester, Wiley, 2001. Pierre Lescuyer: UMTS: Origins, Architecture and the Standard, London, Springer, 2004.

Recommended literature:

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Conditions for credit: It is necessary to obtain minimally 20 points till end of semestr. 2 Tests - total 20 points 4 Laboratory measuring - total 16 points 2 Computer tutorials - total 8 points


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: Introduction to radio networks, basic concepts, the distribution of radio networks. Signal Processing, the source coding, channel coding, interleaving, digital modulations. The issue of propagation of radio signals, the distribution of radio waves, the phenomena affecting the spread of radio waves. Basic concepts and functions of radio systems, cellular structure, the use of frequency band, multiple access, handover. Systems for the public radio network, international standards, frequency bands, the analogue mobile systems, NMT system. Introduction to the GSM system, signal processing in the GSM system. Construction and organization of GSM system, radio subsystem (BTS, BSC), the network subsystem (MSC, VLR, HLR, the AUC, EIR) subsystem for the operation and maintenance of OSS, the GSM network (Um, Abis, A). GSM layers, protocols and services, layering the GSM system, communication protocols, creating of bursts, hierarchy frameworks. Procedures and signalling in GSM network, the construction of concentration, GSM channels, management system, GSM, the classification of GSM services. Planning of mobile networks, defining the parameters of the system frequency plan, the use of computer simulation for the analysis and dissemination of radio signals. Security wireless communications, security in mobile networks, authentication, confidentiality of data. Data transmission in GSM networks, the possibility of data transmission in the 2.5-generation mobile networks (EDGE, HSCSD, GPRS), the basic description, transmission speeds. Data via GPRS - network architecture, interface functions network elements. Developments, UMTS - a description of the basic concepts and systems, network architecture, service. Exercises: Introduction to laboratory measurement. Papers. Laboratories: Laboratory measurement No.1 - Testing mobile phones parameters. Laboratory measurement No.2 - Mobile networks parameters testing. Laboratory measurement No.3 - Data transfer in the GSM network. Laboratory measurement No.4 - Data transfer in the GPRS network. Computer labs: System for analysis and visualization of radio signal propagation above Earth's surface. Coverage planning of GSM system.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51 3
        Exercises evaluation Credit 44 (44) 0 3
                Written exam Written test 20  0 3
                Laboratory work Laboratory work 16  0 3
                Počítačová cvičení Other task type 8  0
        Examination Examination 56 (56) 0 3
                Written examination Written examination 40  0 3
                Oral Oral examination 16  0 3
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