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FEO3280 Theoretical Foundations of Wireless Communication 12.0 credits

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.

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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. 
  • 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

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Recommended: 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

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Literature

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F

Examination

  • EXA1 - Examination, 12.0 credits, grading scale: P, 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.

Homework problems and participation in ticking sessions: pass/fail

Other requirements for final grade

In order to pass the course, PhD students need to be prepared to present the solutions of (at least) 80% of the homework assignments.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

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.

Further information

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Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Mikael Skoglund (skoglund@kth.se)

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at EECS/Information Science and Engineering