RF Engineering

Course Code:  TM10711EL

Average duration:  2 Hours

Prerequisite:  Basic knowledge of GSM technology.

Course Outline:
1. GSM Principles – Review

  • GSM network architecture
  • GSM channel structure
  • Cell, Sectorisation

2. Cell Selection

  • Link budget
  • Propagation models
  • BCCH Parameters
  • Finding the right network
  • Cell re-selection
  • Camping on a cell
  • Paging Parameters

3. Mobility Management

  • Network Access and the RACH
  • Signaling and the SDCCH
  • CCH and TCH assignment

4. Call setup

  • Location updates procedure
  • Originating Call procedures
  • Terminating Call procedures

5. GSM Frequency Planning

  • Calculation of CCH and TCH
  • Calculation of RF carriers
  • BCCH Frequency Planning
  • Frequency hopping parameters
  • Dual Band considerations

6. Dimensioning GSM Channels

  • Erlang-B Table
  • CCCH and SDCCH assignment
  • TCH assignment

7. Dedicated Mode Performance

  • Role of the SACCH
  • Measurement reporting
  • Handover scenarios and criteria
  • Power control
  • Discontinuous transmission