Wireless Personal Communication Systems
Professor Ted Rappaport
Tuesdays – 10:00 – 12:30
Important course deadlines
The final Research paper must be submitted by December 11, 2012 by 8 A.M via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the form of a PDF document.
All final presentations are due by 11:59 PM December 7, 2012. Your final presentation should be 8-10 minutes in length, and sent via email (PDF preferred) to email@example.com. Please visit the fall 2012 Research Projects page , to view your presentation after the deadline has expired. The final presentation will be in class on Tuesday December 11, 2012 at 10 A.M, please be on time.
The lowest quiz grade will be dropped.
Presentation setup testing will be held Thursday November 1, 2012 at 11:30 A.M. Students will be given the opportunity to test their presentations. This is to ensure that all PowerPoint proposal presentations go smoothly. Click here to see how others will view your Proposal presentation report.
PowerPoint proposal presentations are due by 9 P.M Sunday October 28, 2012(now due November 4, 2012 at 9 P.M due to Hurricane Sandy. ) (You must email your working proposal ppt or pdf presentation to firstname.lastname@example.org)(see below).
Proposals (hardcopy) are due before class Tuesday October 30, 2012(now due November 6, 2012 before class due to Hurricane Sandy. )( (You must email your pdf or doc proposal to email@example.com.)(see below).
For all inquires regarding the homework grading, please contact the course grader, Guihua Li.
Ms. Li’s Office hours: Thursdays 11:30-12:30 P.M, RH215.
Grader’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Library support at NYU Poly
To learn more about the library’s Electrical & Computer Engineering resources in general, or for assistance in drilling down to resources related to your research projects. Assistance can be rendered in person, or online using Wimba presentation and screen sharing.
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Assignment 1: Assigned 9/4/12 ; Due 9/11/12:
Obtain and Read the following two papers:
 “The Wireless Revolution” by T.S. Rappaport, IEEE Communications Magazine,1991.
 “State of the art in 60 Ghz circuits and systems for wireless communications,”by TS Rappaport, et al, iEEE Proceedings, 2011.
Write a 10 page (minimum) typed report in IEEE conference paper Format that compares and contrasts these 2 journal papers and the assigned textbook reading. Then, identify at least two areas of research from the textbook and two papers that are of Particular interest to you, and find some outside references that you can rely on to learn more about your areas of interest. Use proper IEEE citation formatting in your report.
Assignment 2: Assigned 9/11/12; Due 9/18/12:
Part 1: Write a 5 page paper, in IEEE conference paper format, about the topics of either Spatial Division Multiple Access (SDMA) or Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA). The choice is yours. Both multiple access systems are going to play a vital role in the future of wireless communications. Your paper should be written as a tutorial, like my textbook, that clearly explains the fundamentals, and gives at least two numerical examples (like my textbook), that an incoming graduate student could read to understand. Be sure to give proper citations to other references and materials that you use to create your paper. Your work must be original.
Part 2: Create three (3) original homework problems, complete with solutions, that could be used to help a student understand SDMA or OFDMA concepts. Pretend you are the teacher – your homework problems should help others use the mathematics involved in the multiple access technique you discussed, and should allow the student to gain insight into tradeoffs or particular attributes of the multiple access method.
Assignment 3: Assigned 9/18/12; Due 9/25/12
Part 1: Prove from first principles that (B.4), (B.7) and (B.8) are correct.
Part 2: Work HW Problems from the textbook and do your own work, not relying on others or the web: 3.16, 3.17, 3.23 (assume noise figure of the receiver is F= 10 dB), 3.24
Part 3: Explain briefly how trunking theory applies to cdma-2000 or IS-95 cellular systems. (Hint: “codes” may be like “channels”).
Part 4: Turn in a document identifying your two-person research project team, the initial title and topic of your project, and a description of your proposed research project – what your project will teach yourselves and the class, in as much detail as you care to provide.
Homework 3 Solutions
Assignment 4: Assigned 9/25/12; Due 10/2/12
Part 1: Derive equations (4.54), (4.55) and (4.56).
Part 2: All Preproposals are due at the beginning of class.
Homework 4 Solutions
Assignment 5: Assigned 10/2/2012; Due 10/9/2012
Work on the following problems from the textbook, doing your own work without help from others or the web: 4.11; 4.12; 4.13; 4.19; 4.22; 4.28; 4.29.
Homework 5 Solutions
Assignment 6: Assigned 10/9/2012; Due 10/23/2012
Homework problems: 4.30, 4.31 and 4.32. Include a hard copy of all of your software, scripts, with comments, and be sure to label all graphs. Demonstrate “sanity checks” to ensure your work is accurate.
Homework 6 Solutions
Assignment 7: Assigned 11/6/2012; Due 11/13/2012
Homework Problems: 5.6, 5.7, 5.9, 5.11, 5.17, 5.20 and 5.22 (you will create a fading simulator that generates time samples, and the provided journal papers on the web-site by Clarke and Gans, along with the textbook reading, is very useful).
Homework 7 Solutions
Assignment 8: Assigned 11/13/2012; Due 11/27/2012
Homework Problems: 6.11, 6.12, 6.15, 6.18.
Homework 8 Solutions
Quiz and Exam Solutions
The course introduces underlying principles of wireless communications and practical systems. Topics: Science and technology including radio signal propagation, interference-limited communications, multiple access, radio resources management and mobility management. Building blocks of wireless networks. Essential functions of cellular telephone systems and wireless local area networks. Details of the most important technologies including GSM, CDMA, wideband CDMA and WiFi (IEEE802.11).
Graduate standing plus EE 3404 (Fundamentals of Communication Theory) or equivalent.
Instructor: Dr. Ted. S. Rappaport
Office Location:2 MetroTech Center, 10th Fl, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Office Hours: Wednesdays 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Thursdays 10:00 am – 12:00pm
and Fridays 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ( When Available).
Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition
Theodore S. Rappaport
Prentice Hall, 2002
Homework will be assigned and graded. Homework is due at the beginning of class. Your grade will be determined by homework and several quizzes to be given at the beginning of class. Quizzes shall be announced ahead of time, and shall follow the homework and examples in the text.
- Homework…………………………. 15%
- Quizzes ……………………………. 35%
- Written Group Project Proposal ………… 10%
- Final Oral Group Project Presentation …. 10%
- Final Written Group Project Report ……. 30%
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A final Course project with written report and presentation is a core part of this class, as you learn and teach others. Students will be grouped into groups of two and submit written group pre-proposals with an early draft of their intended research interests by October 2, 2012 at the beginning of class. This pre-proposal should include a complete bibliography that identifies key technical journals, web sites, or standard bodies that are of interest to you, and a detailed description of a few potential topics.
Group proposals are due on October 30, 2012 (now due November 6, 2012 before class due to Hurricane Sandy. ) at the begining of class. The written proposal shall be a 15 – 20 page typewritten document, plus figures and a complete bibliography and literature search, demonstrating the student’s current knowledge and area of interest for the final group project. Group Project Proposals shall be presented in five-minute intervals during the October 30, 2012 (now due November 6, 2012 before class due to Hurricane Sandy.) class. Student teams will give a 5-minute presentation on their proposals in class.
Groups shall have two free research days on October 30, 2012 and December 4, 2012 to work on their final project, and are invited to meet with me to discuss research topics, references, and cutting edge trends in wireless communications throughout the semester.
Final group presentations will be given in a symposium format during the last week of class and final project reports shall be due on the last day of class.
PreProposals (Due October 2, 2012)
Course group Project PreProposals. Due October 2, 2012 at the beginning of class (and email them to me in PDF form by this deadline, as well).
Research topics should consist of a student’s favorite area and may include the following suggested topics:
- 4G Cellular
- Traffic Analysis for 4G
- Smart Antennas
- OFDM Modulation
- Emerging Wireless Standards
- Personal Area Networks
- Software Defined Radios
- Broadcast Channels and Information Theory
- Cooperative Networking
- Other wireless topics that interest you
Project PreProposal Requirements: 6 to 12 written pages, not including figures and references, on a focused topic of interest. Preproposal must include:
- An extensive literature review/reference search of your topic of interest (30%) that supports your group’s preproposal;
- A clearly written preproposal that articulately identifies the current state of the art, key results, recent accomplishments and leadership/trends within your topic of interest (30%)
- A clearly written justification for your proposed topic of study for the final project, including one or two key ideas that are carefully spelled out and defended, based on a, and b, above, and which clearly motivate what specific areas you wish to pursue for a final group project, based on your findings. Your proposed topic of study should include a work plan and estimated final outcomes (40%)
- Your group’s proposals should be professionally prepared, typed, formatted in a professional, appealing way, and should be prepare with proper grammar, punctuation, spelling. References should be cited using standard IEEE or technical publishing rules. Your group proposal should clearly state why the topic is of interest to group and to the class, and what value will come from group proposed study.
We will then discuss, one on one, your group preproposal within the Wednesday office hours(Wednesdays 11:00 am – 12:00 pm) , and you will then lock in to your project subject by October 11, 2012.
Proposal PowerPoint presentations must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday October 28, 2012 on or by 9P.M.(now due November 4, 2012 at 9 P.M due to Hurricane Sandy. )
Proposals (Due October 30, 2012) by hardcopy and email(email@example.com) before class.(now due November 6, 2012 before class due to Hurricane Sandy. )
Final group project proposals and 5-minute in class presentations will be given by teams of 2 students on October 30, 2012.(now due November 6, 2012 before class due to Hurricane Sandy. )
Proposals must be no more than 30 pages but must show a clear theme of research, including initial observations, a thorough literature search, carefully documenting cited works and a clear understanding of ideas presented in your pre-proposal.
The final project will double from your proposal and include a 25-45-page research paper and a 10-minute oral presentation to be given during the last week of class, December 11, 2012. This should be of suitable quality for publication in a magazine or journal.
|Date||Topic||Reading Assignments||Important Events in Class|
|9/4||Introduction to Wireless Communications.
3G Standards – World Development, Multiple Access Techniques.
|Ch. 1, pp. 1-21, Appendix B
Ch. 2, pp. 25-40, Ch. 9
|9/11||Evolution of Wireless Broadband.
The Cellular Concept, Cellular System Design Fundamentals.
|Ch. 2, pp. 40-54, Ch. 9
Ch. 3, pp. 57-77, Appendix B
|Add Or Drop Deadline, First Homework due|
|9/18||The Cellular Concept, Cellular System Design Fundamentals
Trunking, GOS, Cell-Splitting, SIR
|Ch. 3, pp. 57-96, Appendix B
Ch. 3, pp. 77-96, Appendix A
|Assignment 2 due|
|9/25||Antennas, Propagation, Fundamentals
Cellular System Examples
|Ch. 4, pp. 105-114
Ch. 4, pp. 138-144, Appendix F
|Assignment 3 due
Quiz at Beginning of Class.
Identify project teams and project focus due.
|10/2||2-Ray Ground Reflection
Link Budget, Log-Normal Shadowing
|Ch. 4, pp. 120-125
Ch. 4, pp. 138-144, Appendix F
|Assignment 4 due
Quiz at Beginning of Class
Research Preproposals Due before class
|10/9||Link Budget, Log-Normal Shadowing||Ch. 4, pp. 145 to 167||Assignment 5 due|
|10/16||No Class – Fall Break|
|10/23||Outdoor Path Loss, Hata Model, Log-Normal Shadowing, Indoor Path Loss
Wideband vs. Narrowband Channels, Level Crossing Rate & Average Fade Duration
|Ch. 5, pp. 177-210||Assignment 6 due
Quiz at Beginning of Class
|10/30||Free Research Day||Group Project Research work day|
|11/06||Rayleigh, Rician, Clarke & Gans Model, Level Crossing Rate & Average Fade Duration||Ch. 5, pp. 210-229||Written group Proposals Due at the beginning of class
Brief presentation of proposals by student teamsClarke and GansFading Model Papers
Smith’s Multipath Fading Simulation
|11/13||Digital Modulation, FM Quadriature Detection, Line Coding, Nyquist Pulse Shaping, Gaussian Pulse Shaping
Linear Modulation, BPSK, DPSK, QPSK, pi/4 QPSK, Constant Envelope, MSK, GMSK, BER
| Ch. 6, pp. 264-294
Ch. 6, pp. 294-329
|Assignment 7 due
Quiz at Beginning of Class
|11/20||Spread Spectrum, DS/FH, Performance in AWGN||Ch. 6, pp. 329-340||Last day to drop with a “W”
Quiz at Beginning of Class.
|11/27||Bit Error Performance in Fading Channels
| Ch. 6, pp. 339-350
Ch. 7, pp. 355-380
|Assignment 8 due|
|12/4||Free Research Day||Group Project Research work day|
|12/7||Submit all PowerPoint presentations by email to Prof. Rappaport and Alim Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org)||Email presentations by 11:59 P.M|
|12/11||Final Research Presentations
Submit all written reports to Prof. Rappaport by email by 8 A.M
|Each presentation should be 8-10 minutes long (15 groups)|