Communication and Media Engineering (CME)

Mobile Communications

Recommended prior knowledge

•  Fundamentals of telecommunication networks, digital modulation, computer sciences and computer networks.


Teaching Methods Vorlesung/Seminar
Learning objectives / competencies

Upon successful completion of this module, the student will be able to understand, analyze and evaluate concepts and realizations of different mainly mobile communication networks, systems and mobile applications. In particular:

  • Economic considerations
  • systems and standards
  • Cellular concept
  • mobile radio propagation
  • access techniques
  • Authentication, encryption and security
  • Intelligent network concept
  • Mobile internet
  • Internet of things


Duration 1
SWS 4.0
Classes 60 h
Self-study / group work: 90 h
Workload 150 h
ECTS 5.0
Requirements for awarding credit points

Mobile Communications Systems: Presentation RE (3/5)
Presentation RE Internet of Things (2/5)

Responsible Person

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Christ

Recommended Semester 3
Frequency jedes 2. Semester

Master-Studiengang CME


Internet of Things

Type Vorlesung
Nr. EMI419
SWS 2.0
Lecture Content

Introduction to IoT

-Broader IoT context

  • The beginnings of the IoT
  • The promise of IoT - defining IoT as a concept
  • Market potential of IoT
  • The current state of the market

-Scope of IoT system

  • What technologies does IoT encompass?
  • How does IoT relate to existing enterprise IT/OT systems and businessprocesses?
  • IoT value chain

-Overview of typical IoT use cases IoT


Technical deep dive

-IoT system architecture

  • End-to-end system architecture
  • IoT service pattern
  • Deployment considerations and challenges

-IoT connectivity

•  Overview of existing IoT connectivity landscape

  • Short range (BT, Wifi, Zigbee)
  • Long range (LoRaWAN, Sigfox, NB-IoT, LTE-M)

•  Emerging technologies

  • Satellite IoT

•  Analysis of capabilities of connectivity options

•  Strategies for the right IoT connectivity choice

•  Geo-location services

•  Towards sub $1 devices


IoT platforms

•  Overview of existing IoT platform landscape

•  Analysis of typical IoT platform capabilities

•  Examples of leading commercial IoT platforms




Wird in der Vorlesung bekanntgegeben/siehe auch Skript

Mobile Communications Systems

Type Seminar
Nr. EMI418
SWS 2.0
Lecture Content

Economic considerations, services, history and future trends

Systems and standards (GSM, UMTS, LTE, etc.)

Network system architecture

Cellular concept (cells, handover, roaming)

Mobile radio propagation (path loss, fading, multipath propagation)

Access techniques (FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, OFDMA)

Speech coding

Authentication, encryption and security

Intelligent network concept

Mobile internet (Java MIDlets, web services and apps for mobile applications)


A detailed list of literature will be given at the beginning of the seminar