Planning of Terrestrial Radio Networks

This lecture is intended to develop the understanding of the essential processes and dependencies in the field of radio network planning. Knowledge of the required data and, particularly, of the used algorithms, models, and methods will be built.



  • Propagation phenomena and their modelling
  • Digital terrain data and their processing
  • Propagation models
  • Coverage planning
  • General fundamentals in planning of cellular networks
  • GSM radio network planning
  • UMTS radio network planning
  • Planning of OFDM-based networks


Lecturer: Prof. Thomas Kürner

Assistant: Tianxiang Nan


Lecture (ET-NT-027)

Contact hours (SWS): 2 h

Time: Tue 15:00-16:30

Location: SN 22.2

Start: 16.04.19

Language: German


Accompanying material

Lecture notes are available on stud.IP.


Latest information

The lectures on 14.05, 11.06 and 18.06 are cancelled. Instead the lectures are shifted to 06.05 and 13.05 from 15:00 to 18:00 in room R 232B.


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Examination type: oral

Examination dates: 19. Juli, 30. August and 24. September 2019

Time: to be announced 2-3 days before the examination by e-mail

Location: R 205

Consultation hour (questions about exam): by agreement with Tianxiang Nan


Information about exam: 

All participants of the exam have to bring along their student ID and a valid photo identification.

For the examination, students are requested to register either by phone or personally to Petra Beyer but no later than 1 week before the exam date. The following information is necessary: name, first name, matriculation no., course of study, semester, e-mail address. 

If you need to cancel your registration, please inform Petra Beyer. Please sign off no later than 5 days before the requested exam date. We need the same student information as for the registration. Do not forget to deregister at your department (faculty) as well.


Updated: Monday, 24 June 2019