Radio Propagation for Mobile Radio

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Wireless communications has the potential to provide the dream of the next generation of communications services: access to any information anywhere and at any time. Wireless communications is the fastest and most exciting growth area in communications today, with new standards including WCDMA, cdma-2000, WiFi, WiMAX, Bluetooth, ZigBee and many more appearing regularly, promising to revolutionise our lives with claims of true universal access.

Fundamental to all of these technologies is the use of radio; and an understanding of the realistic capabilities of these systems, and an ability to troubleshoot installations, requires a good knowledge of radio propagation effects. This course aims to provide such knowledge.

Key subjects covered

Course scope

The course continues from the two-day Introduction to Radio Propagation, and examines in more detail the particular problems of the UHF mobile radio channel used for cellular phones and wireless LANs.

Throughout the course the emphasis is placed on developing a physical understanding of radio propagation, as well as on means to predict coverage areas and transmission ranges. Interference is also considered, as modern systems require ever more reliable radio links.

Who should attend

Attendees are expected to hold a recognised engineering qualification (e.g. HND, BEng, MEng or equivalent), as some previous knowledge of electronics and mathematics will be assumed.


Last Updated: 2013-May-09