FIK3509 Energy Efficient Mobile Networks 3.0 credits

Energieffektiva mobilnät

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 *

  1. Fundamental, power consumption break down in a mobile network
  2. EE features in legacy systems, 2G, 3G and 4G and in general what needs to be changed in a 5G system
  3. Separation of Data and Control Plane to serve as a green system architecture (5GrEEn)
  4. Green deployment strategies (Hetnets)
  5. Massive MIMO as a green solution
  6. Impact of backhaul/fronthaul on the EE of mobile networks
  7. Metrics and measures
  8. Power Models
  9. IoT and M2M
  10. EE of broadband networks: End to end perspective 

Intended learning outcomes *

After the course the student should be able to:

  • Explain the drivers and motives for an R&D demand in the area of energy efficiency/savings in wireless networks
  • Explain and motivate analysis methodologies of energy efficiency of mobile networks
  • identify key problems of energy effieciency of mobile networks
  • Be able to evaluate, besides wireless networks, the overall energy consumption of computer networks in a holistic view, including backhaul/fronthaul and cloud networks.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Advanced level wireless communication and networks

Recommended prerequisites

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Vetenskapliga artiklar

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.

    PRO1 Project, 3 hp

    Grading scale: P/F

    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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    Anders Västberg

    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 FIK3509

    Offered by

    EECS/Communication Systems

    Main field of study *

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    Education cycle *

    Third cycle

    Add-on studies

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    Postgraduate course

    Postgraduate courses at EECS/Communication Systems