Project Description

Course Overview

This short online course describes propagation and fading mechanisms in IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN systems. It includes a review of line-of-sight (LOS) and non-LOS channels as well as indoor propagation.

What you will learn
  • Free space propagation

  • Terrestrial propagation

  • Multipath propagation and OFDM

  • Rician channel

  • OFDM fading

  • Indoor propagation

  • Doppler effects

Technical Level


Time to Complete

Approx. 35 mins

Course ID


Course Curriculum

1.1 Harnessing Wireless Propagation  
1.2 Free Space Propagation and Attenuation of Free Space  
1.3 Terrestrial Propagation  
1.4 Two-Ray Model Predicts Terrestrial Propagation  

2.1 Multipath Effects and Delay Spread  
2.2 Multipath Propagation Mechanisms  
2.3 Gaussian Statistics  
2.4 Interference of Multiple Plane Waves  
2.4 Non-Line-of Sight (NLOS) Channel – Rician  
2.5 Fading – OFDM  
2.6 OFDM 6 Mbps in Fading Channel  
2.7 Fading on LOS and Non-LOS Indoor Links  
2.8 Multipath Modelled by Delay Taps  

3.1 Indoor Propagation  
3.2 Typical Wall Loss  
3.3 2.4 GHz Range – Indoor and Outdoor Propagation  

4.1 Doppler Spread for Moving Subscribers  

Includes 1-year unlimited individual access to all course content

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