Coherent review of the basic parameters, specifications and test criteria encountered in wireless digital communications.

Unprecedented growth in communications services is sweeping the globe and revolutionizing the basic premises and boundaries of this industry. Efforts to provide cost-effective, quality services coupled with the latest regulatory actions have pushed the state-of-the-art from analog to digital, from Frequency-Division Multiple Access (FDMA) to Time- and Code-Division Multiple Access (TDMA and CDMA). Moreover, these changes encompass the entire range of communications services, including audio, video, television, and local and wide area networks (LANs, WANs). With this vast proliferation of communications systems and new technologies, it is imperative to understand the operating characteristics, specifications, and testing and evaluation criteria of this equipment.
This course provides an overview of wireless digital communications equipment in use today and focuses on the critical specifications and test parameters, test techniques, and test equipment.

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This course reviews the important parameters affecting digital wireless communication systems performance and focuses on the proper ways to specify, test and evaluate the sub-systems and components. The practical information presented should serve as an invaluable resource to Program Managers, Communications Engineers and Technicians, Verifications engineers, Specifications Writers, Incoming Inspection and Quality Assurance Personnel, and ATE personnel, who design, manufacture or use telecommunications equipment. This course has no prerequisites; however, for maximum benefit, participants should have a degree in engineering, science or equivalent experience in communications.

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Text: RF Design Guide-Systems, Circuits, and Equations by Peter Vizmuller, 1995.

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-353 Duration: 3 Days FEE: $1,399 CEUs: 2.16

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Last modified November 11, 2011.