Price: $2,999.00

Length: 3 Days
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Wireless Communication and Spectrum Design Training

The Wireless Communication and Spectrum Design Training course covers basic to advanced engineering level classic and modern  wireless communications topics suitable for electrical, communications and wireless technicians, engineers, analysts and managers including electrical engineers and technicians, communications engineers and technicians, systems engineers, and wireless engineers and technicians and anyone else who is looking for a wireless communications and spectrum design refresher will find this essential course invaluable.

Learn about wireless communication theory, wireless communications systems design, spectrum design, spread spectrum, OFDM/OFDMA system, wireless communication block design, and wireless communication block integration.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the basics principles behind wireless communications, technology, applications and spectrum design
  • Discuss the key principles behind wireless communications and spectrum design
  • Describe key features of wireless communications principles, analysis, design and engineering
  • Illustrate the functional architecture of wireless communications
  • Summarize the basics of wireless spectrum design
  • Discuss systems engineering principles and methods applied to wireless communications
  • Compare different design tools, techniques, models and principles applied to communications analysis, high and low level design, verification and validations and operations
  • Explain the key communication principles such as frequency spectrum, spread spectrum communications, OFDM/OFDMA, transceivers, modems, multiple access, modulation and coding, error detection and correction, SATCOM, military applications, GPS, Link 16, Link 22, JREAP, MIMO, 4G, 5G, mmW spectrum, and more
  • Evaluate wireless communications links, performance and transceivers

Course Topics

Introduction of Wireless Communications and Spectrum Design

  • Overview of Wireless Communications
  • Theory of Wireless Operation
  • WiFi/IEEE 802.11
  • Bluetooth
  • ZigBee
  • Spread Spectrum Systems
  • Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
  • 4G/LTE
  • LTE-Advanced Pro
  • 5G/mmW
  • Tactical Data Links and Military Radios
  • Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS)
  • SDRs
  • Tactical Waveforms
  • Link 16
  • Link 22

Modern Wireless Communications Theory

  • Wireless Channels
  • Additive White Gaussian Noise (AWGN)
  • Probability Theory
  • Spectral Density
  • Multipath Channels
  • Wireless Channel Impairment
  • Mitigation Techniques
  • Diversity Techniques
  • Multiple Access
  • Multiplexing Techniques
  • Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA)
  • Spread Spectrum Modulation
  • Pseudorandom (PN) Sequences (Spreading Codes)
  • Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum
  • Spread Spectrum Multiple Access
  • Spreading Codes for Multiple Access
  • Multiple Channels Per Carrier (MCPC) Systems
  • Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA)
  • Single Channel per Carrier (SCPC) Systems
  • Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)
  • Space Division Multiple Access (SDMA)
  • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
  • Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO)
  • Wireless Communications Blocks Design
  • Types of Information Signals
  • Modulation and Coding
  • Error Control Coding
  • Pulse Communication Systems
  • Shannon–Hartley Theorem
  • Digital Modulation Techniques

Wireless Communication Analysis and Design

  • Theory of Operation
  • Spread Spectrum Systems
  • Transceiver Design
  • Transmitter and Receiver Design
  • Component Losses
  • Line Losses from
  • Antenna Gain and Losses
  • Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP)
  • VZWR (Voltage Standing Wave Ratio) and Return Loss (RL)
  • Modeling of Wireless Channels
  • Free-Space Path Loss and Attenuation
  • Propagation Theory
  • Multipath Losses
  • Theory of Link Budget

Modulation, Coding and Advanced Topics

  • Principles of Digital Modulation
  • Binary Phase-Shift Keying (BPSK)
  • Differential Modulation
  • Differential Phase-Shift Keying (DPSK)
  • Quadrature Phase-Shift Keying (QPSK)
  • Offset QPSK
  • Quadrature Amplitude (QAM)
  • Minimum Shift Keying (MSK)
  • Frequency-Shift Keying (FSK)
  • Continuous-Phase FSK (CPFSK)
  • Pulse Amplitude Modulation (MPAM)
  • Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
  • Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS)
  • Spread Spectrum
  • Jammer Resistance
  • PN Codes
  • Gold Codes
  • Error Correction Codes
  • Turbo Codes
  • Low Density Parity Check Codes (LDPC)
  • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
  • OFDM System Design
  • Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO)
  • Channel Estimation and Equalization
  • Synchronization
  • Low-Noise Amplifier (LNA)
  • RF Downconverter/Upconverters

Wireless Communications Link Design and Engineering

  • Transmission Fundamentals
  • Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP)
  • Antenna Gain and Free-Space Path Loss
  • Basic Link Equation
  • Received Power and System Noise
  • Noise Figure (NF) and Noise Temperature
  • System Noise Temperature
  • Modulation Principles
  • Analog and Digital Modulation
  • Communication Challenges
  • Bandwidth and Signal Quality
  • Energy per Bit (Eb)
  • Noise Spectral Density (No)
  • Energy per Bit to Noise Spectrum Density (Eb/No)
  • Correlation: C/N, C/No and Eb/N0
  • Carrier to Interference Ratio (C/I, CIR)
  • Link Performance Parameters
  • Ratio of the relative power level to the noise level in the bandwidth of a system
  • Energy-per-Bit (Eb/NO) to Noise Density
  • Summary of Signal Measurement Environment and Ratios: S/N, C/N, C/No, C/I, Eb/No
  • Shannon Limit, Error Correction, BER & Coding Schemes
  • Analyzing Bit Error Rate (BER) and Performance Objectives
  • Methods of FEC coding, Hamming, BCH, and Reed-Solomon block codes


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