IK2510 Wireless Networks 7.5 credits


  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Electrical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Autumn 19 TCOMM TINNM for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P1 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code


  • Start date


  • End date


  • Language of instruction


  • Campus

    Campus Kista

  • Tutoring time


  • Form of study


  • Number of places *

    Min. 25

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places.

  • Course responsible

    Guowang Miao <guowang@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Amin Azari <aazari@kth.se>

    Claes Beckman <claesb@kth.se>

    Guowang Miao <guowang@kth.se>

    Haris Celik <harisc@kth.se>

    Jan Ingemar Markendahl <janmar@kth.se>

    Ki Won Sung <sungkw@kth.se>

    Slimane Ben Slimane <slimane@kth.se>

    Yanpeng Yang <yanpeng@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Endast för industrisamarbeten. Ej för programstudenter

Intended learning outcomes

Upon the completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • apply the most important techniques for analyzing the capacity, design, resource management, and performance of Wireless Networks
  • use and modify simulation tools for performance evaluation of Wireless Systems (e.g. RUNE-TDMA and RUNE-CDMA)
  • read the current literature at both conference and journal levels.

Course main content

This course provides a comprehensive and systematic introduction to the theory and practice of mobile data networks. Covering basic design principles as well as analytical tools for network performance evaluation, and with a focus on system-level resource management, you will learn how state-of-the-art network design can enable you flexibly and efficiently to manage and trade-off various resources such as spectrum, energy, and infrastructure investments. Topics covered range from traditional elements such as medium access, cell deployment, capacity, handover, and interference management, to more recent cutting-edge topics such as heterogeneous networks, energy and cost-efficient network design, and a detailed introduction to LTE (4G).

Fundamentals of wireless area communication systems: Structure and functional blocks.

Performance measures: coverage, quality, capacity, Traffic models. Quality of Service (QoS) classes and negotiation.

Wireless Network Models: Models for Wireless Access Networks, Services Scenarios and Performance Metrics, Radio Resource Management in Wireless Access Networks, Orthogonal Signal Sets, Guaranteed Service Quality – Blocking, Best Effort - Non-Blocking.

Medium Access Control: Data Traffic and Performance Measures, Contention-Free Access Protocols, Contention-Based Access Protocols, Applications, IEEE 802.11, Cellular Networks.

Scheduling: Issues in Wireless Scheduling, Wireless Scheduling and Capacity Region, Round Robin Scheduling, Max Throughput Scheduling, Proportional Fair Scheduling, Max-Min Scheduling, Max Utility Scheduling, Scheduling in OFDMA Systems.

Principles of Cellular Systems: Orthogonal Multiple Access Cellular Systems, Coverage Planning, Static channel allocation, Traffic-Based Capacity Analysis, best Effort Data Services, Outage Based Capacity Analysis, Directional Antennas and Sectorisations, CDMA Cellular Systems, Uplink Capacity of DS-CDMA Systems, Traffic-Based Capacity of DSCDMA Systems, Down-Link Capacity of DS-CDMA Systems, Multi-Service DS-CDMA Systems.

Transmitter Power Control: Performance Metric and Conditions of Achievability, Centralized Power Control, SIR Balancing, Admission Control, Distributed Power Control, Power Control for Elastic Traffic,
Distributed Power Control for Wireless Data, Power Control in DS-CDMA Cellular Systems

Interference Management: Classification of Interference Management Techniques, Interference Avoidance, Interference Randomization, Interference Cancellation, Interference Management for Heterogeneous Networks.

Association and Handover: An Anatomy of Handover, Handover Decision Problem, Handover Resource Management, Soft Handover, Soft Handover Procedure in Practical Systems, User Association.

Energy-Efficient Design: Energy Consumption in Wireless Networks, Energy-Efficient Transmission, Tradeoff in Network Resource Utilization, Energy-Efficient MAC Design, Energy-Efficient Network Management.

LTE: Physical Layer for Downlink, Physical Layer for Uplink,  Interference Management in LTE.

Wireless Infrastructure Economics: Communication Infrastructures, Wireless access economics, Spectrum cost and regulation, Affordable wideband wireless access.


IK2507 Wireless Communication Systems 7,5 hp

IK2508 Wireless Transmission Techniques 7,5 hp

or equivalent courses.

Documented proficiency in english B or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

IK2507 Wireless Communication Systems

IK2508 Wireless Transmission Techniques


Fundamentals of Mobile Data Networks, Guowang Miao, Jens Zander, Ki Won Sung, and Ben Slimane, Cambridge University Press, March 3, 2016, ISBN-10: 1107143217. 


  • LABA - Laboratory work, 1.0, grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Examination, 6.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Offered by



Guowang Miao (guowang@kth.se)


Guowang Miao <guowang@kth.se>


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.