EQ2860 Theoretical Foundations of Wireless Communications 7.5 credits

Teoretiska grunder för trådlös kommunikation

The focus is on the theoretical foundations of digital communications over wireless channels, with material building on fundamental principles from information theory, communication theory, detection and estimation, and signal processing. A brief outline of the course contents is as follows.

  • Capacity of wireless channels
  • Multiuser capacity and opportunistic communication
  • MIMO I: spatial multiplexing and channel modeling
  • MIMO II: capacity and multiplexing architectures
  • MIMO III: diversity-multiplexing tradeoff and universal space-time codes
  • MIMO IV: multiuser communication

The three main topics are 1) channel capacity and information theory for wireless communications; 2) multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) transmission; 3) multi-user scenarios

Show course information based on the chosen semester and course offering:

Offering and execution

No offering selected

Select the semester and course offering above to get information from the correct course syllabus and course offering.

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The focus is on the theoretical foundations of digital communications over wireless channels, with material building on fundamental principles from information theory, communication theory, detection and estimation, and signal processing. A brief outline of the course contents is as follows.

  • Capacity of wireless channels
  • Multiuser capacity and opportunistic communication
  • MIMO I: spatial multiplexing and channel modeling
  • MIMO II: capacity and multiplexing architectures
  • MIMO III: diversity-multiplexing tradeoff and universal space-time codes
  • MIMO IV: multiuser communication

The three main topics are 1) channel capacity and information theory for wireless communications; 2) multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) transmission; 3) multi-user scenarios

Intended learning outcomes *

To pass this course the student needs to be able to:

  • Identify and describe the fundamental limitations of using the wireless medium for communications, in terms of such objective analytical measures as channel capacity, outage probability, error probability, degrees of freedom, diversity, power efficiency and bandwidth efficiency.
  • Identify and describe the different physical phenomena that limit the possible performance of wireless communications.
  • Identify and describe modern techniques for high-rate wireless communications, including MIMO transmission, scheduling, multiuser coordination, power allocation, and rate allocation.
  • Use and formulate mathematical models for analysis and synthesis of single and multiuser communication links over wireless channels.
  • Solve mathematically oriented problems resulting from asking questions about achievable performance and limits of wireless communications. 

To qualify for a higher grade a student who has passed the course needs in addition to be able to:

  • Utilize such objective analytical measures as channel capacity, outage probability, error probability, degrees of freedom, diversity, power efficiency and bandwidth efficiency, to compare different techniques and scenarios.
  • Derive, formulate and use advanced mathematical models for analysis and synthesis of single and multiuser communication links over wireless channels.
  • Solve advanced mathematically oriented problems resulting from asking questions about achievable performance and limits of wireless communications. 

Course Disposition

No information inserted

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Knowledge and maturity in the field, corresponding to EQ2310 Digital Communications and EQ2410 Advanced Digital Communications.

Recommended prerequisites

Knowledge and maturity in the field, corresponding to EQ2310 Digital Communications and EQ2410 Advanced Digital Communications.

Equipment

No information inserted

Literature

David Tse and Pramod Viswanath “Fundamentals of Wireless Communication”

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • TEN1 - Examination, 7.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

Mandatory homework problems. Written exam.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

No information inserted

Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

No information inserted

Examiner

Mikael Skoglund

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web EQ2860

Offered by

EECS/Intelligent Systems

Main field of study *

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

No information inserted

Contact

Mikael Skoglund

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

Given in period 4 every even year.