Advanced Topics of Propagation and Transmission Techniques in Contemporary Radio Communication Networks

Code 217
Semester Fall
Class Hours - Lab Hours 3 - 0
Lecturers Athanasios D. Panagopoulos


Introduction to terrestrial and satellite microwave and mmWave radio communication networks. Line of Sight (LoS) Communication systems. Satellite Links. Impact of Noise. Free space loss propagation. Impact of the terrain. Fading. Statistical analysis of fading and channel modeling. Multi-hop networks. Radio relay communication system analysis. Analogue and Digital Relays. General principle for the propagation phenomena above 10GHz. Rain Fading (Statistical distribution of point rainfall rate). Specific attenuation calculation. Rain Attenuation Exceedance Probability Calculation. Total attenuation exceedance probability. Dynamic stochastic models. Connectivity of wireless multi-hop networks. Broadband Fixed Wireless Radio access networks (TDMA, CDMA). IEEE 802 Standards (Air Interface). Intersystem Interference Modeling. Capacity Analysis of Multiple Input and Multiple Output Communication systems operating at mmWave systems. Diversity Techniques performance of terrestrial and satellite communication systems operating above 10Gz. Maximal Ratio /Equal Gain & Selection Combining Techniques. Rain depolarization modeling for terrestrial and satellite communication systems. Dual and Triple and Site/Orbital Diversity Systems. Lognormal and Gamma model for rain attenuation. Spatio-temporal total attenuation modeling. Interference Modeling in Satellite Systems. Interference Statistical modeling due to spatial inhomogeneity / Interference Aggravation due to propagation phenomena. Spectral and spatial co-existence & synergy of terrestrial and satellite systems. RF/Optical terrestrial and satellite communication systems.