This moodle course can be used stand alone as a basic introduction to mobile communication. It consists of 10 chapters of different depth with respect to the content. The topics will be explained in the following. Besides the use as a stand-alone self-paced online resource, the course has been designed to fit in a blended learning concept. 

Chapter 1 Mobility
Short introduction of different mobility concepts

Chapter 2 Level calculation
Short introduction of level calculation

Chapter 3 Radio transmission
Part 1 Introduction of the concept of radio waves, the radio link (directional link, satellite link, mobile link) and first idea of multipath propagation

Part 2 Basics of antennas, antenna parameters, isotropic radiator, field regions, radiation density, normalized antenna pattern, directivity, gain, ideal dipole, effective aperture

Part 3 Introduction of link budget calculation and different standards

Part 4 Introduction of the mobile channel with multipath propagation and Doppler effect, free-space loss, calculation of impulse responses, introduction of propagation models

Chapter 4 Introduction to frequency and code planning, hexagon model, cluster, carrier-to-interference, spreading and scrambling codes

Chapter 5 Introduction of network architecture, based on GSM and UMTS, further explained for LTE and 5G which have fewer elements with more integrated functions

Chapter 6 Introduction to radio network planning and the use of modern planning tools In-class activity: there is also an introduction to radio mobile, a publicly available planning tool

Chapter 7 Introduction to basic network functions as location update, call setup, mobile originated and terminated call, handover, and call completion for different networks

Chapter 8 Basic security aspects, especially authentication, authorization, and privacy

Chapter 9 Very short introduction to performance aspects

Chapter 10 Introduction to the concept of channel coding, automatic repeat request, forward error correction, basics of coding theory, block codes, parity check codes, convolutional codes, different diagrams to visualize codes, concatenated codes, interleaving