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Wireless Applications. Why Wireless?. Flexible Low cost Easy to deploy Support mobility. Wireless Technologies. BW. UWB. WiMax. WiFi. 3G. Bluetooth. RFID. range. Basics of Wireless Communication. Signal Frequency allocation Signal propagation Antennas Multiplexing.

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why wireless
Why Wireless?
  • Flexible
  • Low cost
  • Easy to deploy
  • Support mobility
wireless technologies
Wireless Technologies

BW

UWB

WiMax

WiFi

3G

Bluetooth

RFID

range

basics of wireless communication
Basics of Wireless Communication
  • Signal
  • Frequency allocation
  • Signal propagation
  • Antennas
  • Multiplexing
overview of wireless transmissions

source decoding

channel coding

channel decoding

source coding

demodulation

modulation

Overview of Wireless Transmissions

sender

analog

signal

bit

stream

receiver

bit

stream

signals i
Signals I
  • Physical representation of data
  • Function of time and location
  • Classification
    • continuous time/discrete time
    • continuous values/discrete values
    • analog signal = continuous time and continuous values
    • digital signal = discrete time and discrete values
signal ii
Signal II
  • Signal parameters of periodic signals:
    • period T, frequency f=1/T
    • amplitude A
    • phase shift 
    • sine wave as special periodic signal for a carrier: s(t) = At sin(2  ft t + t)

1

0

t

fourier transform every signal can be decomposed as a collection of harmonics
Fourier Transform: Every Signal Can be Decomposed as a Collection of Harmonics

1

1

0

0

t

t

ideal periodicaldigital signal

decomposition

The more harmonics used, the smaller the approximation error.

why not send digital signal in wireless communications
Why Not Send Digital Signal in Wireless Communications?
  • Digital signals need
    • infinite frequencies for perfect transmission
    • however, we have limited frequencies in wireless communications
frequencies for c ommunication
Frequencies for Communication

twisted pair

coax cable

optical transmission

1 Mm

300 Hz

10 km

30 kHz

100 m

3 MHz

1 m

300 MHz

10 mm

30 GHz

100 m

3 THz

1 m

300 THz

visible light

VLF

LF

MF

HF

VHF

UHF

SHF

EHF

infrared

UV

VLF = Very Low Frequency UHF = Ultra High Frequency

LF = Low Frequency SHF = Super High Frequency

MF = Medium Frequency EHF = Extra High Frequency

HF = High Frequency UV = Ultraviolet Light

VHF = Very High Frequency

Frequency & wave length:  = c/f , wave length , speed of light c  3x108m/s, frequency f

frequencies and r egulations
Frequencies and Regulations
  • ITU-R holds auctions for new frequencies, manages frequency bands worldwide (WRC, World Radio Conferences)
slide13

Why Need A Wide Spectrum: Shannon Channel Capacity

  • The maximum number of bits that can be transmitted per second by a physical channel is:

W: frequency range that the media allows to pass through

S/N: signal noise ratio

signal noise and interference
Signal, Noise, and Interference
  • Signal (S)
  • Noise (N)
    • Includes thermal noise and background radiation
    • Often modeled as additive white Gaussian noise
  • Interference (I)
    • Signals from other transmitting sources
  • SINR = S/(N+I) (sometimes also denoted as SNR)
db and power conversion
dB and Power conversion
  • dB
    • Denote the difference between two power levels
    • (P2/P1)[dB] = 10 * log10 (P2/P1)
    • P2/P1 = 10^(A/10)
    • Example: P2 = 100 P1
  • dBm and dBW
    • Denote the power level relative to 1 mW or 1 W
    • P[dBm] = 10*log10(P/1mW)
    • P[dB] = 10*log10(P/1W)
    • Example: P = 0.001 mW, P = 100 W
outline
Outline
  • Signal
  • Frequency allocation
  • Signal propagation
  • Antennas
  • Multiplexing
signal p ropagation r anges
Signal Propagation Ranges
  • Transmission range
    • communication possible
    • low error rate
  • Detection range
    • detection of the signal possible
    • no communication possible
  • Interference range
    • signal may not be detected
    • signal adds to the background noise

sender

transmission

distance

detection

interference

signal p ropagation
Signal Propagation
  • Propagation in free space always like light (straight line)
  • Receiving power proportional to 1/d² (d = distance between sender and receiver)
  • Receiving power additionally influenced by
    • fading (frequency dependent)
    • shadowing
    • reflection at large obstacles
    • refraction depending on the density of a medium
    • scattering at small obstacles
    • diffraction at edges

refraction

shadowing

reflection

scattering

diffraction

multipath p ropagation
Multipath Propagation
  • Signal can take many different paths between sender and receiver due to reflection, scattering, diffraction
  • Time dispersion: signal is dispersed over time

interference with “neighbor” symbols, Inter Symbol Interference (ISI)

  • The signal reaches a receiver directly and phase shifted

 distorted signal based on the phases of different parts

LOS pulses

multipath

pulses

LOS: Line Of Sight

signal at sender

signal at receiver

fading
Fading
  • Channel characteristics change over time & location
    • e.g., movement of receiver and/or scatters
  •  quick changes in the power received (short term/fast fading)
  • Additional changes in
    • distance to sender
    • obstacles further away
  •  slow changes in the average power received (long term/slow fading)

long term

fading

power

t

short term fading

typical picture

Received

Signal

Power

(dB)

path loss

shadow fading

Rayleigh fading

log (distance)

Typical Picture
antennas i sotropic r adiator
Antennas: Isotropic Radiator
  • Isotropic radiator: a single point
    • equal radiation in all directions (three dimensional)
    • only a theoretical reference antenna
  • Radiation pattern: measurement of radiation around an antenna

z

y

z

ideal

isotropic

radiator

y

x

x

Question: how does power level decrease as a function of d, the distance

from the sender?

antennas dipole

/4

/2

Antennas: Dipole
  • Real antennas are not isotropic radiators but, e.g., dipoles with lengths /4 on car roofs or /2 as Hertzian dipole shape of antenna proportional to wavelength
outline1
Outline
  • Signal
  • Frequency allocation
  • Signal propagation
  • Antennas
  • Multiplexing
multiplexing
Multiplexing
  • Multiplexing in 4 dimensions
    • space (si)
    • time (t)
    • frequency (f)
    • code (c)
  • Goal: multiple use of a shared medium
  • Important: guard spaces needed!
space multiplexing
Space Multiplexing

channels ki

  • Assign each region a channel
  • Pros
    • no dynamic coordination necessary
    • works also for analog signals
  • Cons
    • Inefficient resourceutilization

k1

k2

k3

k4

k5

k6

c

t

c

s1

t

s2

f

f

c

t

s3

f

frequency multiplexing
Frequency Multiplexing
  • Separation of the whole spectrum into smaller frequency bands
  • A channel gets a certain band of the spectrum for the whole time
  • Pros:
    • no dynamic coordination necessary
    • works also for analog signals
  • Cons:
    • waste of bandwidth if the traffic is distributed unevenly
    • Inflexible
    • guard spaces

k1

k2

k3

k4

k5

k6

c

f

t

time multiplex
Time Multiplex
  • A channel gets the whole spectrum for a certain amount of time
  • Pros:
    • only one carrier in themedium at any time
    • throughput high even for many users
  • Cons:
    • precise synchronization necessary

c

f

t

time and frequency multiplexing
Time and Frequency Multiplexing
  • Combination of both methods
  • A channel gets a certain frequency band for a certain amount of time (e.g., GSM)
  • Pros:
    • better protection against tapping
    • protection against frequency selective interference
    • higher data rates compared tocode multiplex
  • Cons:
    • precise coordinationrequired

k1

k2

k3

k4

k5

k6

c

f

t

code multiplexing
Code Multiplexing
  • Each channel has a unique code
  • All channels use the same spectrum simultaneously
  • Pros:
    • bandwidth efficient
    • no coordination and synchronization necessary
    • good protection against interference and tapping
  • Cons:
    • lower user data rates
    • more complex signal regeneration
  • Implemented using spread spectrum technology

c

f

t

basics of wireless communication more
Basics of Wireless Communication (more)
  • Signal
  • Frequency allocation
  • Signal propagation
  • Antennas
  • Multiplexing
  • Modulation
  • Spread spectrum
overview of wireless transmissions1

source decoding

channel coding

channel decoding

source coding

demodulation

modulation

Overview of Wireless Transmissions

sender

analog

signal

bit

stream

receiver

bit

stream

modulation i
Modulation I
  • Digital modulation
    • digital data is translated into an analog signal (baseband)
  • Analog modulation
    • shifts center frequency of baseband signal up to the radio carrier
    • Reasons
      • Antenna size is on the order of signal’s wavelength
      • More bandwidth available at higher carrier frequency
      • Medium characteristics: path loss, shadowing, reflection, scattering, diffraction depend on signal’s wavelength
modulation and demodulation

analog

baseband

signal

digital

data

digital

modulation

analog

modulation

radio transmitter

101101001

radio

carrier

analog

baseband

signal

digital

data

analog

demodulation

synchronization

decision

radio receiver

101101001

radio

carrier

Modulation and Demodulation
modulation schemes
Modulation Schemes
  • Amplitude Modulation (AM)
  • Frequency Modulation (FM)
  • Phase Modulation (PM)
digital m odulation
Digital Modulation
  • Modulation of digital signals known as Shift Keying
  • Amplitude Shift Keying (ASK):
    • Pros: simple
    • Cons: susceptible to noise
    • Example: optical system, IFR

1

0

1

t

digital m odulation ii
Digital Modulation II
  • Frequency Shift Keying (FSK):
    • Pros: less susceptible to noise
    • Cons: requires larger bandwidth

1

0

1

t

1

0

1

digital m odulation iii
Digital Modulation III
  • Phase Shift Keying (PSK):
    • Pros:
      • Less susceptible to noise
      • Bandwidth efficient
    • Cons:
      • Require synchronization in frequency and phase  complicates receivers and transmitter

t

phase shift keying

Q

I

1

0

Q

11

10

I

  • QPSK (Quadrature Phase Shift Keying):
    • 2 bits coded as one symbol
    • needs less bandwidth compared to BPSK
    • symbol determines shift of sine wave
    • Often also transmission of relative, not absolute phase shift: DQPSK - Differential QPSK

00

01

A

t

01

11

10

00

Phase Shift Keying
  • BPSK (Binary Phase Shift Keying):
    • bit value 0: sine wave
    • bit value 1: inverted sine wave
    • very simple PSK
    • low spectral efficiency
    • robust, used in satellite systems
quadrature amplitude modulation
Example: 16-QAM (4 bits = 1 symbol)

Symbols 0011 and 0001 have the same phase φ,but different amplitude a. 0000 and 1000 have same amplitude but different phase

Used in Modem

Q

0010

0001

0011

0000

φ

I

a

1000

Quadrature Amplitude Modulation
  • Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM): combines amplitude and phase modulation
  • It is possible to code n bits using one symbol
    • 2n discrete levels
  • bit error rate increases with n
outline2
Outline
  • Signal
  • Frequency allocation
  • Signal propagation
  • Antennas
  • Multiplexing
  • Spread spectrum
spread spectrum technology
Spread spectrum technology
  • Problem of radio transmission: frequency dependent fading can wipe out narrow band signals for duration of the interference
  • Solution: spread the narrow band signal into a broad band signal using a special code
  • Side effects:
    • coexistence of several signals without dynamic coordination
    • tap-proof
  • Alternatives: Direct Sequence, Frequency Hopping

signal

power

interference

spread signal

power

spread

interference

detection at

receiver

f

f

effects of s preading and i nterference
Effects of Spreading and Interference

dP/df

dP/df

user signal

broadband interference

narrowband interference

i)

ii)

f

f

sender

dP/df

dP/df

dP/df

iii)

iv)

v)

f

f

f

receiver

spreading and frequency selective fading

channelquality

2

2

2

2

2

1

frequency

spreadspectrum

Spreading and frequency selective fading

channelquality

narrowband channels

2

1

5

6

3

4

frequency

narrow bandsignal

guard space

spread spectrum channels