APDMB052 Mobile Communication and Geolocation Devices

Institute of physics in Opava
winter 2022
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Ing. Tomáš Janečka (lecturer)
Ing. Tomáš Janečka (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Ing. Tomáš Janečka
Institute of physics in Opava
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Students will learn about the possibilities of wireless transmission in infrastructure cellular networks with an emphasis on the use of modems for the collection and transmission of telemetry data. An important part of the course is the use of technical means for locating modems through GNSS navigation systems.
Learning outcomes
Upon completing the course, the student will use wireless transmission in infrastructural cellular networks and apply it to the collection and transmission of telemetry data.
  • 1. Basic characteristics of cellular networks 2G, 3G, LTE, LTE-M1, Narrow Band. Data and voice transmissions, transmission speeds, used bands, transmission security, coding, network topology.

  • 2. Real network operation: data throughput, response times, transmission tariffs, coverage map, public and private APN, VPN, static and dynamic IP addresses.

  • 3. Technical means for communication: GSM/GPRS modems, UMTS. LTE, LTE-M1,NB, modem configuration, AT configuration messages, built-in AD/DA converters and GPIO for measurement.

  • 4. Network communication: CSD connection, SMS, TCP/IP and UDP/IP stack, FTP and SMTP client, HTTP/S client, MIME e-mail protocol.

  • 5. Modems with GNSS systems: GNSS characteristics, satellite system topology, platforms (GPS, BeiDou, GLONASS, Galileo), system use (geolocation, navigation, time synchronization), message standards (UBX, NMEA, SiRF), assisted navigation with GPRS network (autonomous, online, offline), almanac in assisted navigation.

  • 6. The exercise is oriented towards working with modems in real conditions, tests of various types of mobile communications and testing of GNSS navigation systems using a GNSS simulator of a real network.

    required literature
  • Olof Liberg, Cellular Internet of Things, ISBN-13: 978-0128124581
  • RUKOVANSKÝ, Imrich a KRATOCHVÍL, Oldřich. Bezdrátové počítačové sítě. Kunovice: Evropský polytechnický institut, 2007. 80 s. ISBN 978-80-7314-112-7.
  • Sivannarayana Nagireddi, Lte and Iot Systems and Signal Quality, ISBN-13: 9781534630680
Teaching methods
lectures, practical exercises
Assessment methods
Active participation in exercises. Verification of knowledge of the study subject in oral examination.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms winter 2020, winter 2021.
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