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This course is suitable for Technical Managers in the Comms field, Design Engineers and Network Planners. It is ideal for those upgrading their knowledge from second generation mobile systems who need to know the    technical issues regarding the CDMA as an access scheme and, in particular, receiver architectures, networking, applications and planning issues for UMTS.

THE LECTURER - Professor Rahim Tafazolli B.Sc, M.Sc, PhD

Professor Rahim Tafazolli is Head of Mobile Communications Research Group which covers both Terrestrial and Satellite Mobile Communication Systems and is the largest mobile  research group in the UK. His expertise covers both air-interface and networking for mobile systems. He is currently researching on GSM, IS-95, DECT, UMTS and satellite PCN as well as channel characterisation in collaborations with UK, European and USA companies. Professor Tafazolli has lectured and carried out a number of consultancies on these systems and particularly CDMA to a number of mobile companies. He has also published more than 100 technical papers to international workshops, conferences and journals and currently holds 8 patents in the field of mobile communications.


Day 1
09:00 LECTURE 1 

Cellular Concept

  1. Concept and System Operation
  2. Traffic Capacity & Grade of Service/Quality of Service
  3. Network Dimensioning, Cell planning Techniques
  4. Link Budget
10:30 Coffee
11:00 LECTURE 2 

Multiple Access Techniques

  1. Multiple Access Techniques and Protocols
  3. CDMA  and Mobile Specific Issues
12:30 Lunch
14:00 LECTURE 3 

Spread Spectrum Fundamentals

  1. Spreading Codes, Maximum Length Sequences, Gold Codes, Orthogonal Walsh Codes
  2. Correlation Functions and Power Spectra
  3. Optimal PN Sequences
15:30 Tea
16:00 LECTURE 4 


  1. CDMA for mobile communications-issues
  2. RAKE Receiver
  3. RAKE + Multipath
  4. CDMA + FEC
  5. Channel Estimation Techniques
  6. Power Control Issues
  7. Code Synchronisation
  8. Handover & RAKE
17:30 FINISH

Day 2
09:00 LECTURE 1 

TDD/FDD mode

  1. General Requirements
  2. Network Architecture
  3. Logical/Physical Ch. & time relationships (Uplink & Downlink)
  4. Up/Down Link Spreading & Scrambling Codes
10:30 Coffee
11:00 LECTURE 2 

FDD mode-1

  1. Modulation Schemes
  2. Channel Coding & Interleaving
  3. Service Mapping
  4. Cell Selection and Synchronisation
12:30 Lunch
14:00 LECTURE 3 

FDD mode-2

  1. Packet Mode
  2. Compressed mode
  3. Handover
  4. Power Control
  5. Diversity Techniques Up/Down links
15:30 Tea
16:00 LECTURE 4 


  1. Interference Calculations & system Capacity & Capacity Enhancement Techniques
17:30 FINISH


A leader in the provision of continuing professional development, the University of Surrey occupies its own extensive grounds approximately 1 km from the centre of Guildford. The Centre for Communication Systems Research encompasses research and postgraduate education in Telecommunications and Satellite Engineering. It is a discrete Centre within the School of Electronic Engineering, Information Technology and Mathematics which provides a wide range of short courses and MSc programmes. In 1996 the CCSR and CSER (Centre for Satellite Engineering Research) were recently awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for outstanding work in Satellite Communications & Engineering Research and Teaching.


Price per person, including lunch, refreshments and printed course notes

Enquiries should be addressed to: Barbara Steel, Course Co-ordinator    Tel: +44(0)1483 686040
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Barbara Steel: 20 June 2002