This online course is intended for study by planners needing a factual discussion of WiMAX applications, state of development and commercial factors. Technical personnel will benefit from this course's discussion of underlying technologies, and their advantages and limitations compared with other radio networks.
You will get the most out of this online course if you already have a basic understanding of mobile communications. The study of the e-learning course MBA: ""Introduction to mobile systems"" is recommended before attempting this WiMAX course.
This e-learning course has a comprehensive range of interactive training facilities to provide a total learning experience. Technical words and acronyms have links to an online glossary giving an instant explanation. Interactive simulations explain concepts and systems operation.
Onscreen question sessions at the end of each module test understanding and provide further guidance and instruction. Revision links provide quick access to subjects previously discussed and relevant to the module being studied. Once studied as a structured, assessed course, the content can be browsed for revision or reference.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- describe what WiMAX is and which organisations are involved in its development.
- describe the scope and significance of the IEEE 802.16 standards with reference to testing and certification.
- describe what WiMAX can do with reference to ‘Enhanced’ WiFi, backhauls, wireless local loop, disaster relief and quadruple play services for residential customers.
- describe how WiMAX works with reference to WiMAX PHY and MAC layers and the Internet Protocol (IP).
- describe the modulation schemes and other methods of maximising data transfer rates over the WiMAX air interface with reference to MIMO and HARQ
- describe the use of RF bands allocated to TV stations by WiMAX with reference to software defined radio.
- explain that the latest version of WiMAX meets the ITU specification for advanced mobile systems.
- describe the role of the key components of a WiMAX mobile system.
- describe specialised applications for WiMAX in the aviation, electrical supply and oil industries.
- explain the importance of achieving interoperability between WiMAX and LTE.