Note: The course starts on Tuesday 13th September at 10:15 in L01 Lecture, T2 / C105 (T2), Tietotekniikka, Konemiehentie 2! PLEASE REGISTER TO THIS COURSE IN WebOodi
Upon completion of the course, the participants will develop factual knowledge and understanding of the Evolved Packet System architecture, its components and its protocols. They will also understand the migration scenarios from 2G/3G to 4G and beyond. The students will become also familiar with the latest developments in the area of Network Function Virtualization and Network Softwarization. The students will be handed out a selective set of research papers that will help them develop their technical writing and research skills, as well as, gaining some experience in presenting their findings to peers. Furthermore, the students will get the opportunity to carry out some basic hands-on radio link budget and system simulation mini-projects for 4G and evolved 4G systems.
The participants will be handed out a selective set of research papers. Depending on the total number of participants, each individual participant may be required to present and discuss the findings of one of these research papers. This will help the participants develop their research skills and originality in their narration and presentation of complex concepts to a general audience. It will equally facilitate further knowledge sharing among the participants.
The course covers key system level technical issues involved in the design and deployment of the evolved packet system, in a stepwise progressive fashion and without going into details of physical layer. The course also covers aspects relevant to carrier grade virtual mobile core networks, as an important vision of 5G. Moreover, course will cover some of the key recent Radio Access Network (RAN) technology developments (focus on 3GPP Releases 8 to 13). It gives, where appropriate, an overview on relevant standards and exposes students to some relevant research papers and standards documents.
- In-class exercises (40% of course grade)
- Assignment (30% of course grade)
- Examination (30% of course grade)
- 13 Sep.:Lecture 1 (+ Instructions on Assignments)
- 20 Sep.: Lecture 2
- 27 Sep.: Lecture 3
- 04 Oct.: Lecture 4
- 10 Oct.: Assignment - Scientific paper presentation half day 1
- 11 Oct.: Lecture 5
- 17 Oct.: Assignment - Scientific paper presentation half day 2 (if required)
- 18 Oct.: Lecture 6
- tbc: Examination
Each student should have the background in Wireless Systems.
For inquiries for further information on the course please contact any of the following course teachers:
- Tarik Taleb <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Edward Mutafungwa <email@example.com>,