Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2016/2017
Belonging course: 
Course of Master's Degree Programme on INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING
Location: 
Napoli
Disciplinary sector: 
ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS (ING-INF/02)
Credits: 
9
Year of study: 
1
Teachers: 
FERRARA Giuseppe
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
72

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Course description

Knowledge and understanding. Developing and / or applying original ideas, often within a research context.
#1: The description of the "case studies" and the understanding of logical chains relating to antennas and propagation for wireless system problems, from empirical to the physical modelling, providing corrections to the electromagnetic modeling for any problems arising in the measurement site.
#2: Knowledge and understanding applied. Problem solving within interdisciplinary contexts. Applying the "problem solving" acquired skills. Identifying the possible solutions with respect to a specific antenne and propagation for wireless system application.
#3: Judgement skill. Evaluation of pro and cons of a critical solution.
#4: Communication skills. Providing logical-deductive and exposition synthesis skills. Synthetic, effective and logical organized exposition skills of the academic course topics.
#5: Learning skills. Developing independent learning criticism skills.

Prerequisites

Basic Electromagnetic Fields and Telecommunication topics

Syllabus

Wireless Channels – Cellular - Multiple access schemes and duplexing - Antennas: Foundamental - Parameters – Reflector Antenna – Arrays - Propagation: Reflection – Rough surface scattering - Refraction – Geometrical Optics – Diffraction
Link: Free space – Plane earth – Real Earth – Attenuation Function. Macrocells: Empirical Model - Okumura-Hata Model - Ibrahim and Parsons Model – Physical Models - Allsebrook e Parsons - Walfisch Bertoni – Antennas. Shadowing: Statistical Characterization – Physical Basis for Shadowing – Correlation. Fast Fading: Statistical Characterization – Narrowband Fading - Rayleigh Distribution - Rice Distribution – Second Order Fast Fading Statistics – Wideband Fading – Frequency Domain Effects – Bello Functions. Microcells: Empirical Model: dual slope Model – Physical Model - Shadowing and Fast Fading Effects – Antennas. Picocells: Empirical Models Physiscal Models – Indoor Propagation - Megacells: Empirical Models - Statistical Models - Corazza Model - Lutz Model – Space Diversity – Polarization, time and frequency diversity. Narrowband mobile radio channel simulations.

Teaching Methods

Textbooks

S. R. Saunders, Antennas and Propagation for Wireless Communication Systems, Wiley
J. D. Parsons, Mobile Radio Propagation Channel, Wiley
K. Siwiak, Radiowave Propagation and Antennas for Personal Communications, Artech House

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