Course Syllabus for

Modern Wireless Systems - LTE and Beyond
Moderna trådlösa system - LTE och dess efterföljare

EIT175F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2018
Decided by: Professor Thomas Johansson
Date of establishment: 2018-10-08

General Information

Division: Electrical and Information Technology
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course code: ETTN15
Teaching language: English


This course considers the latest technology development in wireless communications, LTE and LTE Advanced, some times referred to as "4G". These systems are high performing and represent "state-of-the-art" in many aspects. A central part of this course is to give detailed knowledge of the communication methods that are used in down-link and in up-link,respectively, that make these high performance increases possible. This course also includes trends for future system solutions. The aim of this course is to give good knowledge concerning principles, concepts, functioning, performance and limitations for such systems for mobile communications.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must be able to show ability to make judgements with respect to relevant scientific, social, and ethical aspects.

Course Contents

Fundamental limits for the bit rate - capacity results and interpretations. Spectrum flexibility. OFDM - multi user communications. Systems with multiple antennas. Adaptive mechanisms in connection with variations in channal quality in the downlink and in the uplink. Transmission methods in the downlink and in the uplink. The physical layer. Control signals base station - mobile. Receiver structures. Performance for LTE and LTE Advanced. Trends for future systems.

Course Literature

Dahlman, E., Parkvall, S. & Sköld, J.: 4G, LTE-Advanced Pro and the Road to 5G, 3rd Ed.. Academic Press, 2016. ISBN 9780128045756.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, laboratory exercises, exercises, project. The mandatory course project is for deeper study into some aspects of Modern Wireless Systems.

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written exam, written report
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: ETT051/EITG05 Digital Communications. ETIN15 Radio systems or EITN75 Wireless System Design Principles

Further Information

Course Coordinator: Buon Kiong Lau,

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