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Electrical Engineering Department
Faculty of Engineering
Alexandria University

CC443: Mobile and Wireless
Communications (SSP)

Lecturer: Ziad A. El-Sahn



This course introduces fundamental concepts and basics of cellular systems including technical requirements, analog FM systems such as AMPS, and digital systems such as GSM and CDMA systems. The course also discusses wireless LAN’s technical requirements such as IEEE802.11, and the theory of OFDM systems.

Teaching Load (Winter 2017)

- Lectures (2 hours), Tutorials (3 hours)
- Office Hours: Monday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
- Teaching Assistants: Eng. Nayera Wael


1- Fundamentals of Mobile and Wireless Communications

- The Cellular Concept
- Mobile Radio Propagation
- Modulation Techniques (Review)
- Multiple-Access Techniques
- Speach Coding and Channel Coding
- Equalization and Diversity Techniques

2- Mobile Communication Systems

- Introduction to Mobile Communications
- Fundamentals and Design of Cellular Communication Systems
- Generations of Mobile Communication Systems

3- Wireless Communication Systems

- WiFi Operation and Standards
- OFDM Technology in WiFi Standards
- MAC Layer and PHY Layer of WLANs
- Optical Wireless Communications


- Theodore S. Rappaport, Wireless Communications: Principles & Practice, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2001.
- Jochen Schiller, Mobile Communications, 2nd Edition, Pearson Education, 2003.
- William Stallings, Wireless Communications & Networks, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2005.

Useful Links:

- Cisco Visual Networking Index [URL]
- Ericsson Mobility Report [URL]
- Call Blocking and Erlang B Calculations [URL]


Lecture 1: Introduction to Mobile and Wireless Communications [PDF]
Lecture 2: Fundamentals and Design of Cellular Communication Systems [PDF]
Lecture 3: Mobile Radio Propagation - Review on Modulation Techniques [PDF]
Lecture 4: Multiple Access Techniques, Source Coding and Channel Coding, Equalization and Diversity [PDF]
Lectures 5, 6: Generations of Mobile Communication Systems - 1G and 2G Systems [PDF]
Lecture 7: Generations of Mobile Communication Systems - 3G, 4G and Roadmap to 5G [PDF]
Lecture 8: Introduction to Wireless LANs [PDF]
Lecture 9: PHY and MAC Layer Aspects of IEEE 802.11g [PDF]
Lecture 10: Projects - Bluetooth Technology [Presentation] [Report]

Assignments: For instance, follow the assignments with Eng. Nayera Wael


Distribution of a total mark of 100:

- Mid-Term Exams (30 marks): 2 closed book exams
- Class Work (10 marks)
- Lab (10 marks)
- Final Exam (50 marks): closed book exam


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