ENGR3440 Principles of Wireless Communication

Through a series of project based exercises and a final project using a combination of computer simulations and software defined radios, students will learn about and implement modern wireless communications systems. The project based exercises will culminate in an assignment where students design and implement an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) system, which is the modulation scheme used in many modern wireless communications systems such as WiFi and LTE. The final third of the course will be devoted to a project where students work in small teams to design and implement a wireless communications system of their own choosing.

Topics covered in the course include wireless channel modelling and characterization, synchronization, multi­antenna techniques, multiple access and OFDM.