Course contents *
Overview of different digital modulation methods (PAM, PSK, QAM, FSK, PM).
Performance analysis of different digital modulated signals over wireless communication channels.
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM), principle and applications.
Trellis Coded Modulation (TCM).
Space-time trellis coded modulation and space block coded modulation.
Advanced antenna systems for future wireless communication. MIMO, spacial modulation.
Error control coding with feedback: ARQ and link adaptation in wireless communication.
Spread spectrum transmission and wireless access methods (CDMA, FH, OFDMA).
Interference modeling in wireless communication, joint detection and interference cancellation.
Intended learning outcomes *
This PhD course is concerned with different transmission techniques and their performance in different environments.
Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Evaluate link performance (bit error rate) in a structured way and evaluate trade-offs.
- Perform system simulations (modulation/demodulation, channel coding/decoding, BER, and channel models).
- Explain and evaluate methods for mitigating wireless channel impairments.
- Describe different types of equalization methods and how they solve the problem of inter-symbol-interference in communication channels.
- Distinguish the difference between forward error control coding and error control coding with feedback, and how they are used in wireless communications of today.
- Demonstrate familiarity with the design and evaluation of modern channel coding methods such as trellis coded modulation, space channel coding.
- Explain the benefits of advanced antenna systems such as MIMO, spacial modulation, and space coding in wireless communication and how can they be used.
- Describe various advanced techniques (CDMA, MUD, OFDM, etc.) and their benefits in communication systems.
- Demonstrate systematic understanding of transmission techniques and their performance.
The course is planned to be given every year at the same time as the master course IK2508 (Period 4). The course is a mixture of lectures and exercise sessions. In addition, as compared to the master level course, the students will have to work on research projects (articles) dealing with application and design of transmission techniques.