IK2510 Wireless Networks 7.5 credits


  • Educational level

    Second cycle
  • Academic level (A-D)

  • Subject area

  • Grade scale

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

Course offerings

Autumn 16 for programme students

Autumn 15 for programme students

Learning outcomes

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

  • apply the most important techniques for analyzing the capacity and Quality-of-Service of wireless networks
  • use and modify simulation tools for performance evaluation of Wireless Systems (e.g. RUNE-TDMA and RUNE-CDMA)
  • read the current litterature at both conference and journal levels.

Course main content

  • Fundamentals of wireless area communication systems: Structure and functional blocks. Performance measures: coverage, quality, capacity, Traffic models. Quality of Service (QoS) classes and negociation. Introduction to the Radio Resource Management (RRM)-problem.
  • Link performance in interference limited systems: Multiple Access Communication Systems. Orthogonal, non-orthogonal signalling.
  • Cellular system concepts: Cochannel interference, spectrum reuse, simple capacity analysis. blocking, combined outage/blocking analysis. Advanced cell structures: Sectorization, Hierarchical systems (macro/micro/pico-cells) adaptive antennas, SDMA.
  • Simulation tools for cellular network analysis.
  • Handover and Mobility Management.
  • Dynamic Resource Allocation.
  • Transmitter Power Control: Optimal power control C/I balancing, Removal/Admission strategies, Multirate power control.
  • Frequency Hopping Systems: Random Resource Allocation.
  • DS-CDMA systems: Capacity calculations, Power control, Soft-Handoff, Dynamic Cell Management.
  • Wireless broadband access systems: IP access, packet bases systems, Ex: HSPA, LTE.
  • Mesh networks, sensor networks, ALOHA, Multihop.
  • Some fundamentals of wireless infrastructure economics.


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


Radio Resource Management for Wireless Networks, Jens Zander and Seong-Lyun Kim

Upplaga:  Förlag: Artech House, Inc År: 2001

ISBN: 1-58053-146-6


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, , grade scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 7.5, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

A number of homework problems are handed out during the course.

Results from the homework problems will score points on the first written exam. All problems solved in a satisfactory manner will alone (just barely) render the student the grade passed (E) in the written exam. The student may still take the written exam to get a higher grade.

Requirements for final grade

Grade scale for the course:


# LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 0.0 HEC, grade scale: P, F

# TEN1 - Examination, 7,5 HEC, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

a) Passed written exam.

b) Passed Lab course.

Offered by

ICT/Communication: Services and Infrastructures


Guowang Miao (guowang@kth.se)


Guowang Miao <guowang@kth.se>


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 10.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 09.