FIK3508 Analysis and Optimization of Wireless Systems 7.5 credits

Analys och optimering av trådlösa system

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

This course consists of thematic seminars where course participants present/review research papers and actively participate in discussions. Supporting lectures will also be provided. The seminar topics include:
 - Analytic and simulation approaches to performance evaluation of wireless systems
 - Optimization problems for wireless system design and solution techniques
 - Emerging requirements for wireless systems and potential solutions.

Intended learning outcomes *

This course provides a wide range of research problems for the design and operation of wireless communication systems. It also provides various analysis and optimization techniques useful for tackling those problems.
After the completion of the course, the student should be able to:
 - identify challenging research problems for the design and operation of future wireless networks
 - describe analysis and optimization techniques as potential tools for tackling the wireless system design problems
 - evaluate suitablity and possible advantages and disadvantages of each analysis and optimization technique
 - summarize and critically review research papers in the area of the course.
 Eventually, the student should be able to compose own research problem, choose and modify proper techniques, and apply these to the problem.

Course Disposition

The course consists of thematic seminars, supporting lectures, and project.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

IK2510 or similar, undergraduate courses in optimization and probability

Recommended prerequisites

IK2510 or similar, undergraduate courses in optimization and probability 


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Selected research papers

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 *

    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 *

    Seminar: 6.0 credits
    Project: 1.5 credits

    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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    Jens Zander

    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

    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 FIK3508

    Offered by

    EECS/Communication Systems

    Main field of study *

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    Education cycle *

    Third cycle

    Add-on studies

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    Ki Won Sung (

    Postgraduate course

    Postgraduate courses at EECS/Communication Systems