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

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Electrical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Spring 20 for programme students

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 main content

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

Eligibility

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.

Literature

David Tse and Pramod Viswanath “Fundamentals of Wireless Communication”

Examination

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

Requirements for final grade

Mandatory homework problems. Written exam.

Offered by

EECS/Intelligent Systems

Contact

Mikael Skoglund

Examiner

Mikael Skoglund <skoglund@kth.se>

Supplementary information

Given in period 4 every even year.

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.