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
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Beginner Level

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Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
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English

Subtitles: English
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100% online course

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Clock

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
Comment Dots

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

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....
Reading
5 videos (Total 47 min), 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
1.2 First to Second Generation (1G to 2G)14m
1.3 Third Generation System (3G)6m
1.4 Fourth Generation System, (4G)9m
1.5 Future Cellular System6m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz for Introduction and History of Cellular Communication Systems10m
Graded Quiz for Introduction and History of Cellular Communication Systems22m

2

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

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....
Reading
6 videos (Total 62 min), 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
2.16m
2.211m
2.312m
2.411m
2.59m
2.610m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz10m
Graded Quiz20m

3

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

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?'....
Reading
6 videos (Total 83 min), 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
3.113m
3.210m
3.39m
3.410m
3.511m
3.628m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz10m
Graded Quiz20m

4

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

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....
Reading
5 videos (Total 57 min), 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
4.120m
4.29m
4.315m
4.45m
4.55m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz10m
Graded Quiz20m

5

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

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. ...
Reading
3 videos (Total 50 min), 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
5.115m
5.211m
5.322m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz10m
Graded Quiz18m

6

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

LTE Cellular Networks and Services

In this course, we will discuss LTE cellular networks....
Reading
5 videos (Total 38 min), 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
6.2 Packet Switching7m
6.3 Mobile Network6m
6.4 Handover7m
6.5 LTE with WiFi9m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz10m
Graded Quiz20m
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Top Reviews

By ANApr 22nd 2017

Very good with lots of information on a quite vast topic: wireless communication and RF principles, radio resources management, multiple antenna theory and their application in LTE.

By YANov 3rd 2017

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Instructors

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Dae-Sik Hong

Professor
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Song-Kuk Kim

Associate Professor

About 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....

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