t.BA.WV.WCOM1.19HS (Wireless Communication 1) 
Module: Wireless Communication 1
This information was generated on: 10 August 2022
No.
t.BA.WV.WCOM1.19HS
Title
Wireless Communication 1
Organised by
T ISC
Credits
4

Description

Version: 3.0 start 01 August 2022
 

Short description

Basics of Wireless Communication (WCOM) in high data rate communication networks (e.g. 5G, WiFi 6) as well as in IoT and sensor networks (such as BLE, RFID, NFC).

Module coordinator

Kuhn, Marc (kumn)

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy levels
The students know the basics of Wireless Communication (WCOM). F, M  K3, K4, K5
They know important properties and characteristics of the wireless communication channel and are able to analyze the impact on wirless communication systems.  F K3, K4
Students understand the Physical Communication Layer of modern wireless systems (e.g. Bluetooth Low Energy) and are able to explain the basic functioning.  F K3, K4
They are able to illustrate and analyze the communication in IoT and sensor networks. F, M K3, K4
In the Lab, students are able to analyze and solve typical problems in wireless communications.  F, M K3, K4, K5
They learn how to use modern messurement technology. F, M K3, K4

Module contents

Basics of Wireless Communication (WCOM) in high data rate communication networks (e.g. 5G, WiFi 6) as well as in IoT and sensor networks (as e.g. BLE, RFID, NFC)

- Propagation of radio waves
(free space propagation, propagation models, characteristics of communication channels, antenna systems)
- Transmitter and receiver structures 
(Superhet, low/zero-IF, DDS, Software Defined Radio architectures)
- Analog modulation
(amplitude modulation, frequency modulation, RFID, FM radio)
- Digital communication in base band
(pulse shaping, Nyquist Filter, Matched Filter, synchronisation)
- Digital modulation
(amplitude, phase and frequency shift keying, QAM - used in
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 5G, 4G, ...)
- Introduction to information theory
- Source Coding
(lossless / lossy, Shannon limit)

- Channel coding / Forward Error Correction (FEC)
(block codes, convolutional codes, channel capacity)

- Introduction to cryptography
(symmetrical, asymmetrical encryption, electronic signiture, authentication)

For more details (including part 2 in WCOM2) visit: https://www.zhaw.ch/storage/engineering/institute-zentren/isc/Schwerpunkt_NT_WCOM/WCOM1_2_v4.pdf

Teaching materials

Script, lecture slides, and exercises with solutions are available. 

Supplementary literature

Fourier transformation 

Prerequisites

 

Teaching language

(X) German ( ) English

Part of International Profile

( ) Yes (X) No

Module structure

Type 3a
  For more details please click on this link: T_CL_Modulauspraegungen_SM2025

Exams

Description Type Form Scope Grade Weighting
Graded assignments during teaching semester test written 2 x 45 min. mark 2 x 15%
End-of-semester exam test written 90 min. mark 70%

Remarks

For more details (including part 2 in WCOM2) visit: https://www.zhaw.ch/storage/engineering/institute-zentren/isc/Schwerpunkt_NT_WCOM/WCOM1_2_v4.pdf

Legal basis

The module description is part of the legal basis in addition to the general academic regulations. It is binding. During the first week of the semester a written and communicated supplement can specify the module description in more detail.

Note

Course: Wireless Communication 1 - Praktikum
No.
t.BA.WV.WCOM1.19HS.P
Title
Wireless Communication 1 - Praktikum

Note

  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 10 August 2022.
Course: Wireless Communication 1 - Vorlesung
No.
t.BA.WV.WCOM1.19HS.V
Title
Wireless Communication 1 - Vorlesung

Note

  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 10 August 2022.