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Syllabus 2018-19 - 14312003 - Mobile Communications (Comunicaciones móviles)

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DEGREE: Grado en Ingeniería de telecomunicación (14312003)
FACULTY: SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING OF LINARES

DEGREE: Doble Grado Ing. de tecnologías de la telecomunicación e Ing. telemática (15212029)
FACULTY: SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING OF LINARES

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Mobile Communications
CODE: 14312003 (*) ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 2
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 4 SEMESTER: PC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: MARTÍNEZ MUÑOZ, DAMIÁN
DEPARTMENT: U134 - INGENIERÍA DE TELECOMUNICACIÓN
FIELD OF STUDY: 800 - TEORÍA DE LA SEÑAL Y COMUNICACIONES
OFFICE NO.: D - D-133 E-MAIL: damian@ujaen.es P: 953648612
WEBSITE: http://www4.ujaen.es/~damian/
LANGUAGE: - LEVEL: 2
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

THEORETICAL CONTENTS:

Introduction to the mobile communication systems. Wireless transmission.  2G mobile systems (GSM). 3G mobile systems (UMTS). 4G mobile systems (LTE).

SEMINARS:

Software Defined Radio.

PRACTICAL CONTENTS:

Propagation losses methods. Mobile Radio. XIRIO online. BladeRF (SDR)

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Lecture (Theory) 

2

Hours per week

Lecture (Practice):   

2

Hours per week

Seminars: 

-

Hours per week

Homework:   

4

Hours per week

 

A1. Lectures with big group of students  

They are based in the explanation of the theory concepts, exercises and practical problems of the course.

All the contents of the subject appear in English in the bibliography. Moreover, exists plenty of information available in Internet.

A2. Lectures with practical groups

They are developed in the lab, and they are based on the implementation of Matlab applications by the students.

A3. Collective tutorial classes

They are based on seminars and doubt resolution of the students.

The use of electronic devices in classes and exams is forbidden except that they are required for the right development of learning activities and always with the authorization of the lecturer.

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

OVERALL EVALUATION

This assessment method is organised according to the activities described in the previous table. The evaluation process consists of:

- The evaluation of the tasks defined in the Teaching Guide during the Teaching period.

- A final Written Exam during the Examination period.

The assessment aspects evaluated in both parts and their contribution to the final mark are summarized in the following table:

Aspect

Teaching period

Final Exam

Total by aspect

S1 Attendance and participation

10 %

-

10 %

S2 Theoretical concepts

15 %

15 %

30 %

S3 Exercises, problems and study cases

15 %

15 %

30 %

S4 Laboratory or computer practical work

30%

 

30 %

Total for the subject

70 %

30%

100%

 

Marks obtained during the Teaching period (as a record of the continuous evaluation process) will be kept until the end of the academic year.

Written Exam

The students have to make a Written Exam that assesses the theoretical and operating aspects of the subject (S2 and S3) at the end of the semester (at the date established in the examination period). This final evaluation is made to assess the extent to which the students have acquired all the competences and learning outcomes established for those aspects. The weight of this exam is the 50% of each of the evaluated aspects (S2 and S3).

Any books, notes, documentation, or equipment allowed for this Final Exam have to be approved by the lecturer.

Final assessment

The students must obtain a mark higher or equal to 4 (out of 10) in S4 to keep this evaluation method (Laboratory or computer practical work). The students will pass the subject through this evaluation method by getting a mark higher or equal than 5.0 out of 10 in the overall result (continuous evaluation and written exam), but with the condition of obtaining a mark higher or equal to 4.0 in the Written Exam and in S4.

 

FINAL EXAM EVALUATION

This kind of evaluation is based in only one written exam that evaluates all the aspects of the subject, by assessing the students´ acquisition of all the competences and learning outcomes established in the subject. This exam will take place during the Examination period on a date established by the centre. The final exam is weighted in the following way:

- Attendance and participation (S1), theoretical concepts (S2) and Exercises, problems and study cases (S3): 70%.

- Laboratory and computer practical work (S4): 30%.

 

In order to pass the subject, the student must have marks higher or equal to 5.0 out of 10 at each part of the final exam.

The students who have already fulfil the requirements of aspect S4 (Laboratory or computer practical work) through the OVERALL EVALUATION, by obtaining a mark higher or equal to 5.0 out of 10 do not have to make this part in the FINAL EXAM evaluation.

Those aspects successfully completed with a mark higher or equal to 5.0 will be considered passing during that academic year.

Using this approach, the following competences will be evaluated:: CB2, CB3, CB4, CB5, CG4, CG9, ST1, ST2 and ST3

Obtaining a positive evaluation indicates that the student has reached the following learning results of the module: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21 and 22.

The use of electronic devices in classes and exams is forbidden except that they are required for the right develoment of learning activities and always with the authorization of the lecturer.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • 3G evolution [Recurso electrónico] : HSPA and LTE for mobile broadband. Edition: 2nd ed. Author: -. Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston ; London : Academic Press, 2008  (Library)
  • WCDMA for UMTS: radio acces for third generation mobile communications. Edition: 3th. ed. Author: -. Publisher: Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 2004  (Library)
  • 4G, LTE-Advanced Pro and the road to 5G. Edition: Third edition. Author: Dahlman, Erik,. Publisher: Amsterdam [etc.] : Academic Press, Elsevier, 2016  (Library)
  • An introduction to LTE [Recurso electrónico] : LTE, LTE-advanced, SAE, VoLTE and 4G mobile communica. Edition: Second edition. Author: Cox, Christopher (Christopher Ian), 1965-. Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdon : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014  (Library)
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • From GSM to LTE-advanced [Recurso electrónico] : an introduction to mobile networks and mobile broad. Edition: Rev. 2nd ed. Author: Sauter, Martin. Publisher: West Sussex, U.K. : Wiley, 2014  (Library)