Wireless Digital Communications Fundamentals

These courses provide a foundation in the elements comprising the radio interface (physical layer) of digital mobile wireless communication systems, as well as descriptions of current and future systems. An advanced course is available to further your understanding of the concepts.

5G Radio Systems and Wireless Networks (265)

This three day course provides comprehensive information on the 5G wireless network with a focus on physical layer and air interface technologies. The course starts with a review of cellular standards evolution and the shortcomings that 5G addresses. Next we move on to describe the modulation waveforms and also look at the issues that are introduced by working with higher GHz frequency bands. Further topics include Massive MIMO, network architecture, 5G system features, and evolutionary services.

Transceiver and Systems Design for Digital Communications, Radar, and Cognitive Processes (260)

This course provides a system design approach for wireless digital transceivers, radar, and cognitive and adaptive processes to enhance the designs for both commercial and military sectors, allowing a broad spectrum of readers to understand the topics clearly. It covers a wide range of data link communication design techniques, including link budgets, dynamic range and system analysis of receivers and transmitters used in data link communications, digital modulation and demodulation techniques of phase-shift keyed and frequency hopped spread spectrum systems using phase diagrams, multipath, gain control, an intuitive approach to probability, jamming reduction method using various adaptive processes, error detection and correction, global positioning systems (GPS) data link, satellite communications, direction-finding and interferometers, plus a section on broadband communications and home networking including Link 16, JTRS, military radios, and networking.

Practical Digital Wireless Signals - Measurements and Characteristics (210)

Physically intuitive understanding is the purpose for this course on Wireless signal and system fundamentals. Understanding why these signals and techniques work, not just how, is the objective of these three days.

Practical Digital Wireless Signals (232)

Physically intuitive understanding is the purpose for this course on Wireless signal and system fundamentals. Understanding why these signals and techniques work, not just how, is the key objective of this course. This course is similar to course 210, but is shortened to three days by omitting the measurement demos.

Digital Mobile and Wireless Communications - Radio Interface for 4G/LTE, IMT-Advanced, 5G (016)

This course on modulation techniques provides a solid foundation in communication theory that is essential for working with today's digital signal environment.

Digital Signal Processing and Wireless Communications (029)

Based on the instructors new book, this updated course covers complete information on the role of vital signal processing algorithms within the context of wireless modulation and applications.

Cognitive Radios, Networks, and Systems for Digital Communications (251)

This seminar provides a tutorial on multiple cognitive functions and capabilities at multiple levels including an overall cognitive system approach to reduce the effects of the environment. It covers a wide range of cognitive techniques, including cognitive radios, dynamic spectrum access DSA, adaptive power control using control theory for stability, adaptive modulation, adaptive spreading and error correction, dynamic antenna techniques using AESAs, cognitive antennas and MIMO, adaptive filters, orthogonalizing techniques, cognitive re-configuration of networks including mesh and Adhoc networks, optimizing networks, learning and reasoning techniques for cognitive decisions, goal conflicts, and cognitive system approach utilizing all available adaptive and controllable capabilities in the system. In addition, several examples and step processes are discussed to determine the optimal solutions and tradeoffs between the many cognitive capabilities.

Transceiver and Systems Design for Digital Communications (208)

New transciever course with insight into satellite and military/aerospace applications. The course covers various modulation/demodulation and error control techniques. See course outline.