Course Information: Wireless Communications for ITS Professionals

ITS Ireland is delighted to announce an upcoming course in wireless communications designed specifically for ITS professionals. Intelligent Transportation Systems are increasingly being supported by radio technologies. From Bluetooth journey times to tolling operations, to the promise of 5G capability for connected vehicles, wireless communications are playing a key role in delivering transport solutions for Smart Cities. This training course gives an introduction to the fundamentals of radio engineering, explains popular wireless technologies, and also gives an over of networking fundamentals and the technologies behind the Internet of Things.

Who should attend

This course is suitable for anyone who is involved in the design, operation or maintenance of ITS systems using wireless communications. The course is also appropriate for anyone who, whilst not involved directly in such ITS systems, is required to authorise or assess solutions submitted by others.


No prior knowledge or experience of radio technology is required.

Course Delivery

The course will be presented by lecturers at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at IT Tallaght. Delivering academic programmes and research for both hardware and system software technology in academic disciplines related to electronic design, communications and information transmission, electric power and energy systems and, areas which occupy important positions in society’s infrastructure, the Department also conducts research in fields that include radio frequency systems, high speed digital electronics for data compression, embedded computer systems, optical switches and measurement systems and energy management. On campus, in ITT they have several advanced laboratories which are unique in the sector such as the Computer Networking laboratory, the Radio Frequency Laboratory, and the Centre for Microelectronic Fabrication.

Course Content

The main aim of the course is to introduce wireless fundamentals and terminology to ITS professionals through presentations and practical demonstrations. The content is presented over two days. The fundamental material is presented during the mornings and practical demonstrations are integrated into afternoon sessions. The following topics will be covered:

  • Wireless Communication Overview
  • Core Concepts
  • Wireless Technologies
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Radio Engineering
  • Internet of Things
  • Intelligent Transport Systems

On successful completion of this course a participant will be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of bandwidth, frequency allocations and transmitter power
  2. List current short range wireless technologies
  3. Use appropriate abbreviations
  4. Show awareness of propagation issues and the basic processes in a wireless communications system
  5. Understand the role of wireless transmission in Internet of Things (IoT) and ITS systems.
  6. Demonstrate awareness of relevant regulatory standards.

This training course is limited to fifteen delegates so book your place early to avoid disappointment. The price for ITS Ireland members is €495 per person and €695 for non-ITS Ireland members. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Training will take place in IT-Tallaght, Tallaght, Dublin24.

This course will run for 2 days

Start Date: 16th May 2017
End Date:  17th May 2017

Course Price:                
€495 (ITS Ireland Members)
€695 (Non-ITS Ireland Members)

The following schedule should apply although these times are subject to change:

Day 1: 09.15 – 17.00
Day 2: 09.15 – 17.00

Venue: Institute of Technology Tallaght
Location: Room 021
Address of venue: Tallaght, Dublin 24
Trainers: James Wright, Brian Keogh, Martin Fogarty, John Byrne, Aideen Darker, Kansheng Yang


Further information

On the morning of Day 1, attendees will be registered in the foyer of the main building at the Institute of Technology, Tallaght. They will then be directed to the lecture theatre.

Vehicular access to the campus is from Blessington Street in Tallaght village or from the Greenhills Road. Visitor parking is available but limited. Bus services run daily and more information is available here.

This course will go ahead subject to demand. If it is considered that there is not sufficient demand, this course will either be cancelled or re-scheduled. Delegates will be informed via email. No payments will be taken until such time as the course is confirmed. ITS Ireland cannot be held responsible for any costs related to travel arrangements or accommodation made prior to confirmation of the course going ahead.

Register for Course

Space is limited on this course so please register early in order to secure your place.

 Express your interest

If you have an interest in this course but are still undecided or not yet in a position to make a formal booking then contact Barry to express your interest in this course by contacting


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