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Course Detail

Course Name Wireless Communication
Course Code 19CCE311
Program B. Tech. in Computer and Communication Engineering
Semester Six
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Introduction to wireless communications – Large scale path loss – Free space propagation model – Two ray model – Practical link budget design – Outdoor and indoor propagation models. Small scale multi path propagation – Impulse response model of a multi path channel – Parameters of mobile multi path channels – Types of small scale Fading

Unit 2

Rayleigh and Rician distributions –Statistical models for multipath fading channels – Theory of multipath shaping factors – Equalization – Linear – Decision feedback – Adaptive equalizers – Training and tracking. Diversity – Receiver diversity – Transmitter diversity.

Unit 3

Capacity of wireless channels – Capacity in AWGN – Flat fading channels –Frequency selective channels – Time invariant and variant channels – Performance of digital modulations over wireless channels – AWGN and Fading channels.


  • Andrea Goldmith, “Wireless Communication”, Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  • T.S. Rappaport, “Wireless Communication, Principles and Practice”, Pearson Education, Second Edition, 2002.


  • William C Y Lee, “Wireless and Cellular Communications”, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Limited, Third Edition, 2006.
  • Robert W. Heath Jr,,“Introduction to Wireless Digital Communication: A Signal Processing Perspective”, Prentice Hall, First Edition, 2017.

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment Internal External
Periodical 1 (P1) 15
Periodical 2 (P2) 15
*Continuous Assessment (CA) 20
End Semester 50
*CA – Can be Quizzes, Assignment, Projects, and Reports.

Objectives and Outcomes


  • To introduce the physical layer characteristics of wireless communication systems
  • To impart insights of fading channel parameter evaluation and study of statistical channel models
  • To facilitate the importance of signal processing techniques to mitigate the channel impairments

Course Outcomes

  • CO1: Able to understand the physical medium characteristics for the analysis of wireless communication systems
  • CO2: Able to identify the fading channel parameters to propose design solutions for terrestrial wireless systems
  • CO3: Able to conduct investigations and provide valid conclusions in the field of communication
  • CO4: Able to apply the contextual knowledge in design – development of solutions of complex engineering problems
  • CO5: Able to learn the emerging wireless communication standards

CO – PO Mapping

CO1 3 3 3
CO2 3 3 3 2 2
CO3 3 3 3 3 2
CO4 3 3 3 3 3 2
CO5 3 3

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