A comprehensive presentation of the concepts and enabling technologies.

Public demand, availability of cost-effective technology, and recent regulatory actions have contributed to the explosive growth in telecommunications in general, and cellular communications in particular. Cellular coverage expansion, improved service quality, and migration toward 3G and 4G features and services are the cornerstone of the next generation telecommunications.

This course covers the fundamentals of wireless communications and focuses on the prevailing North American and European Cellular and PCS Communications Standards. It covers different access technologies, North American digital cellular/PCS systems, and the European GSM system. In addition, the course covers important topics such as Security, Growth Planning for Cellular/PCS systems, and future directions for the 3G and 4G wireless communications.

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This course presents the latest operational and engineering aspects of cellular and PCS technologies. It has been developed as an introduction and information resource for Telecommunication Managers, Network Analysts, Designers, Engineers and those involved in the Security and Privacy issues. This course has no prerequisites; however, prior technical training in engineering, sciences, or equivalent experience will be helpful.

Course Outline:

Text:Wireless and Personal Communications Systems, by Vijay K. Garg and Joseph E. Wilkes.

About the Instructor

Bruce McNair is Distinguished Service Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ. He is also Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Novidesic Communications, LLC, a technology consulting company. Prior to starting Novidesic and joining the faculty at Stevens in 2002, he spent 24 years at AT&T Bell Laboratories (AT&T Labs - Research after the Lucent spin-off). His most recent work there was research of next generation (4G and beyond) wireless data communications systems, including high-speed, high-mobility wide area networks as well as range and speed extensions to 802.11(a & b) wireless LANs. Mr. McNair's prior activities at Bell Labs included computer, network and system security, development of encryption hardware, high-speed voice-band modems, and public data network protocols. Before joining Bell Labs, he spent seven years developing military communications systems for the US Army Electronics Command and ITT Defense Communications Division.

Mr. McNair received his B.E. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.


Course: TOO-319 Duration: 3 Days FEE: $1,399 CEUs: 2.16

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Last modified November 11, 2011.