Subject Code : 06EC844
IA Marks : 25
No. of Lecture Hrs/Week : 04
Exam Hours : 03
Total no. of Lecture Hrs. : 52
Exam Marks : 100
PART - A
Unit - 1
GSM architecture and interfaces: Introduction, GSM frequency bands, GSM PLMN, Objectives of a GSM PLMN, GSM PLMN Services, GSM Subsystems, GSM Subsystems entities, GSM interfaces, The radio interface (MS to BSC), Abits interface (BTS to BSC), A interface (BSC to MSC), Interfaces between other GSM entities, Mapping of GSM layers onto OSI layers.
Unit - 2
Radio link features in GSM systems: Introduction, Radio link measurements, Radio link features of GSM, Dynamic power control, Discontinuous transmission (DTX), SFH, Future techniques to reduce interface in GSM, Channel borrowing, Smart antenna.
Unit - 3
GSM logical channels and frame structure: Introduction, GSM logical channels, Allowed logical channel combinations, TCH multi frame for TCH/H, CCH multi frame, GSM frame structure, GSM bursts, Normal burst, Synchronization burst, Frequency correction channel burst, Access burst, Data encryption in GSM, Mobility management, Location registration, Mobile identification.
Unit - 4
Speech coding in GSM: Introduction, Speech coding methods, Speech code attributes, Transmission bit rate, Delay, Complexity, Quality, LPAS, ITU-T standards, Bit rate, Waveform coding, Time domain waveform coding, Frequency domain waveform coding, Vocoders, Full-rate vocoder, Half-rate vocoder. MESSAGES, SERVICES, AND CALL FLOWS IN GSM: Introduction, GSM PLMN services.
PART - B
Unit - 5
GSM messages, MS-BS interface, BS to MSC messages on the A interface, MSC to VLR and HLR, GSM call setup by an MS, Mobile-Terminated call, Call release, Handover. Data services, Introduction, Data interworking, GSM data services, Interconnection for switched data, Group 3 fax, Packet data on the signaling channel, User-to-user signaling, SMS, GSM GPRS.
Unit - 6
Privacy and security in GSM: Introduction, Wireless security requirements, Privacy of communications, Authentication requirements, System lifetime requirements, Physical requirements, SIM cards, Security algorithms for GSM, Token-based authentication, Token-based registration, Token-based challenge.
Unit - 7
Planning and design of a GSM wireless network: Introduction, Tele traffic models, Call model, Topology model, Mobility in cellular / PCS networks, Application of a fluid flow model, Planning of a wireless network, Radio design for a cellular / PCS network, Radio link design, Coverage planning, Design of a wireless system, Service requirements, Constraints for hardware implementation, Propagation path loss, System requirements, Spectral efficiency of a wireless system, Receiver sensitivity and link budget, Selection of modulation scheme, Design of TDMA frame, Relationship between delay spread and symbol rate, Design example for a GSM system.
Unit - 8
Management of GSM networks: Introduction, Traditional approaches to NM, TMN, TMN layers, TMN nodes, TMN interface, TMN management services, Management requirements for wireless networks, Management of radio resources, Personal mobility management, Terminal mobility, Service mobility management, Platform-centered management, SNMP, OSI systems management, NM interface and functionality, NMS functionality, OMC functionality, Management of GSM network, TMN applications, GSM information model, GSM containment tree, Future work items.
1. “Principles of Applications of GSM”, Vijay K. Garg & Joseph E. Wilkes, Pearson education/ PHI, 1999.
- GSM: Evolution towards 3rd Generation Systems, (Editor), Z. Zvonar Peter Jung, Karl Kammerlander Springer; 1st edition 1998
- GSM & UMTS: The Creation of Global Mobile Communication, Friedhelm Hillebrand, John Wiley & Sons; 2001.