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HI1035 Mobile Communications and Wireless Networks 7.5 credits

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Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus HI1035 (Spring 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course gives insights in principles and systems solutions for digital communications in wireless and mobile networks. The course predominantly covers the following topics:

·              antennas and radio wave propagation, including attenuation, fading, MIMO, and beamforming

·              measurement and estimation of link quality for adaptive wireless communications

·              modulation methods, including OFDM

·              spread spectrum and frequency hopping

·              medium access, including FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, and OFDMA

·              Error detection and correction using convolutional codes, cyclical codes, block codes, and interleaving

·              calculations of the maximum transmission range for radio under given circumstances

·              energy saving mechanisms for wireless communications

·              cellular mobile telephony systems, including radio interfaces, signaling, and cell planning

·              the wireless standards IEEE 802.11 and 802.15

·              new developments in the subject area

Intended learning outcomes

By the end of the course the student should be able to

·              Describe and discuss by arguments common technologies used in digital wireless and mobile communications

·              Find, compile, summarize, and present a defined topic within the course’s subject area

·              Investigate radio wave propagation and do radio planning using simulation

·              Implement in software, common networking mechanisms for wireless networks

·              Analyse and explain the activity in wireless local area networks

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed course HI1033, Communication Networ

Recommended prerequisites

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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

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


  • LAB1 - Lab Work, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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.

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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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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

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Education cycle

First cycle

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Martin Jakobsson (