Issue Number: Vol. 3, No. 2
Year of Publication: 2013
Page Numbers: 169-180
Authors: Rony Kumer Saha, A B M Siddique Hossain
Journal Name: International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (IJDIWC)
- Hong Kong


In this paper, we present a novel MATLAB based Cellular mobile communication (CMC) laboratory course that comprises a total of ten experiments, covering the fundamental design parameters, considerations, and estimations of CMC both in the radio interface and core network levels. In the radio interface side, estimation of path loss, fading, power delay profile, and received bit error probability, while in the core network side, estimation of link budget of earth-satellite-earth communication, inland microwave communication, and radio resource allocation and scheduling are included. In addition, a fundamental to the MATLAB is also introduced at the very beginning for allowing students to understand of how to code in MATLAB. The laboratory was offered in fall 2012 at American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) for three sections each with a group of 40 students. The student’s comments on understanding, achieved knowledge, overall satisfaction, importance of the laboratory course, and any changes on the existing course content are documented and assessed.