Wireless Systems Planning

Course Description

Wireless networks are inevitable and ubiquitous in the modern world, from public wireless networks offering wireless voice and Internet services to a wide range of consumers to niche deployments of military ad hoc networks or closed communications systems of particular public or private institutions. The subject will give a broad picture of the emergent forms of wireless networks. This figure will elaborate on the physical elements required to build the network, the basic topologies, and the planning procedures.

Learning Outcomes

  1. describe the wireless network business model
  2. evaluate adequate technology for wireless network design
  3. choose steps in planning and building a wireless network

Forms of Teaching


Lectures present theoretical concepts, existing mathematical models and examples from practice.


Classroom exercises allow the application of concepts from lectures in solving practical examples.

Partial e-learning

e-learning will be used in self-solving tasks on the computer, through teaching materials available on the website of the course, through ad hoc consultations via video call and e-mail, and through the use of available literature in electronic form.

Independent assignments

Independent tasks deepen understanding and develop independence in solving practical problems.


The laboratory complements the development of problem-solving skills through self-contained and team solving of more complex computer problems.

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Laboratory Exercises 0 % 20 % 0 % 20 %
Homeworks 0 % 10 % 0 % 10 %
Class participation 0 % 10 % 0 % 10 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 13 % 25 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 13 % 25 %
Final Exam: Oral 10 %
Exam: Written 26 % 50 %
Exam: Oral 10 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Overview of wireless communication systems: history; types; environmental issues (RF spectrum, energy consumption, health); international standards; challenges and perspectives
  2. Path loss, physical propagation models, measurement-based propagation models, deterministic and stochastic channel modeling
  3. Capacity of Wireless Channel
  4. Channel models and channel sounding
  5. Digital signals for wireless communications
  6. Impact of wireless channel on digital signal
  7. Diversity
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Adaptive Modulation and Coding
  10. MIMO systems
  11. Equalization of Wireless Channel
  12. Wideband Techniques (OFDM, spread spectrum, CDMA)
  13. Multiuser Systems
  14. RFID, LoRa, LoRaWAN, ZigBee, Bluetooth, BLE, public mobile communications, Digital mobile radio - DMR, WLAN, broadcasting
  15. Final exam

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David Tse and Pramod Viswanath (.), Fundamentals of Wireless Communication,
Andrea Goldsmith (2005.), Wireless Communications, Cambridge University Press
Randy L. Haupt (2019.), Wireless Communications Systems - An Introduction, Wiley-IEEE Press
Henry L. Bertoni (1999.), Radio Propagation for Modern Wireless Systems, PRENTICE HALL