Wireless Communications for Everybody

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Wireless Communications for Everybody

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About this course: This course will provide an introduction and history of cellular communication systems that have changed our lives during the recent four decades and will become an essential and inseparable part of human life. The principles of wireless communication theory are covered with emphasis on the essential concept delivery to non-major learners in the easiest way. Then, it will be covered how such principles are realized and how multimedia services can be delivered in practical LTE cellular systems by which learners are connected and enjoys together in their lives. After completing this course, learners will be able to understand 1. What a cellular system is and how it has …

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: This course will provide an introduction and history of cellular communication systems that have changed our lives during the recent four decades and will become an essential and inseparable part of human life. The principles of wireless communication theory are covered with emphasis on the essential concept delivery to non-major learners in the easiest way. Then, it will be covered how such principles are realized and how multimedia services can be delivered in practical LTE cellular systems by which learners are connected and enjoys together in their lives. After completing this course, learners will be able to understand 1. What a cellular system is and how it has been developed so far 2. The very basic principles how information can be delivered efficiently using radio 3. How such principles are realized in LTE systems. 4. How people can be connected and multimedia services can be delivered in LTE systems

Who is this class for: Learners who have general interest in information & communication technology (ICT)

Created by:  Yonsei University
  • Taught by:  Kwang-Soon Kim, Professor

    School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Taught by:  Seong-Lyun Kim, Professor

    School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Taught by:  Chan-Byoung Chae, Professor

    School of Integrated Techonology
  • Taught by:  Dae-Sik Hong, Professor

    School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Taught by:  Song-Kuk Kim, Associate Professor

    School of Integrated Technology
Level Beginner Commitment 6 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week Language English How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 4.6 stars Average User Rating 4.6See what learners said Coursework

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Yonsei University Yonsei University was established in 1885 and is the oldest private university in Korea. Yonsei’s main campus is situated minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural centers of Seoul’s metropolitan downtown. Yonsei has 3,500 eminent faculty members who are conducting cutting-edge research across all academic disciplines. There are 18 graduate schools, 22 colleges and 133 subsidiary institutions hosting a selective pool of students from around the world. Yonsei is proud of its history and reputation as a leading institution of higher education and research in Asia.

Syllabus


WEEK 1


Introduction and History of Cellular Communication Systems



In this part of the course, we will learn the introduction and history of cellular communication system. First, we will take a example of cellular communication system with cell phone. And then, learn about the what a cellular system is and how it has been developed so far. Lastly, we will briefly look into the concepts of future cellular systems.


5 videos, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Video: 1.1 Cellular Communication
  2. Discussion Prompt: Services in Cellular System
  3. Video: 1.2 First to Second Generation (1G to 2G)
  4. Video: 1.3 Third Generation System (3G)
  5. Video: 1.4 Fourth Generation System, (4G)
  6. Video: 1.5 Future Cellular System
  7. Discussion Prompt: 5G Cellular System
  8. Practice Quiz: Practice Quiz for Introduction and History of Cellular Communication Systems

Graded: Graded Quiz for Introduction and History of Cellular Communication Systems

WEEK 2


Principles of Wireless Communication Theory



In this part of the course, we will learn the fundamental principles of wireless communication theory. I will raise five fundamental questions in the first lecture as follows: i) 'how can we represent information into a binary format?', ii) 'how can information be transferred?', iii) 'how does wireless digital MODEM work?', iv) 'how can high-rate data be delivered reliably?', and v) 'how can many users access simultaneously?'. During the following 5 lectures, you will have the answers.


6 videos, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Video: 2.1
  2. Discussion Prompt: Shannon's Channel Capacity
  3. Video: 2.2
  4. Video: 2.3
  5. Video: 2.4
  6. Video: 2.5
  7. Video: 2.6
  8. Discussion Prompt: Cellular Networks
  9. Practice Quiz: Practice Quiz

Graded: Graded Quiz

WEEK 3


Principles of Wireless Resource Management



In this part of the course, we will discuss the basic concept of wireless resource management. I will raise six interesting questions as follows: i) 'how does the interference affect the capacity of wireless networks?', ii) 'why does the cellular system look like as of today?', iii) 'Increasing the number of cells increases the capacity?', iv) 'how is 5G cellular being shaped?', v) 'how does the interference management increase the capacity?' and Ⅵ) 'how does scheduling increase the average capacity?'.


6 videos, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Video: 3.1
  2. Video: 3.2
  3. Discussion Prompt: Wireless networks
  4. Video: 3.3
  5. Video: 3.4
  6. Video: 3.5
  7. Video: 3.6
  8. Discussion Prompt: Interference management
  9. Practice Quiz: Practice Quiz

Graded: Graded Quiz

WEEK 4


Multiple Antenna Technologies



In this part of the course, we will learn how multiple antennas can be efficiently used in different strategies for communication system enhancement. First, we look in to the basics of antenna, and then learn about the three main gains that are achievable by multiple antennas: array, diversity, and spatial multiplexing. Lastly, we briefly look in to the concepts of single-user MIMO and multi-user MIMO.


5 videos, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Video: 4.1
  2. Video: 4.2
  3. Video: 4.3
  4. Video: 4.4
  5. Discussion Prompt: Multiple Antenna Gains
  6. Video: 4.5
  7. Discussion Prompt: Single user MIMO? Multiuser MIMO?
  8. Practice Quiz: Practice Quiz

Graded: Graded Quiz

WEEK 5


Physical Layer Design of LTE systems
In this part of the course, we will learn how the fundamental principles of wireless communication theory, resource management, and multiple antenna technology are implemented in the LTE system.


3 videos, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Video: 5.1
  2. Discussion Prompt: LTE Physical Channels and Signals
  3. Video: 5.2
  4. Discussion Prompt: A critical issue in the future commercial cellular systems
  5. Video: 5.3
  6. Discussion Prompt: MIMO in LTE/LTE-Advanced
  7. Practice Quiz: Practice Quiz

Graded: Graded Quiz

WEEK 6


LTE Cellular Networks and Services
In this course, we will discuss LTE cellular networks.


5 videos, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Video: 6.1 Circuit Switching
  2. Video: 6.2 Packet Switching
  3. Video: 6.3 Mobile Network
  4. Video: 6.4 Handover
  5. Discussion Prompt: LTE core network - EPC (The Evolved Packet Core)
  6. Video: 6.5 LTE with WiFi
  7. Discussion Prompt: Carrier Aggregation
  8. Practice Quiz: Practice Quiz

Graded: Graded Quiz
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